Stucture: Lets build a house:)

Written by Dr. Carosso Parents are often directed by professionals like me to provide “structure” for their child, which is said to be a benefit to the child’s overall development.  However, do you know what “structure” means?  This often-used term is usually misunderstood and trying to define precisely what professionals mean when they say “structure” is often tough to pin-down. […]

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Autism: Ten ways to De-Stimulate those ‘Stims’

Written by Dr. Carosso Children with autism invariably demonstrate what are called ‘self-stimulatory behaviors’. These are compulsive rituals and behaviors that can be quite challenging to squelch, including hand-flapping, rocking, jumping, squealing, pacing, echoing, and obsessing. To manage these behaviors, parents must first realize that we all ‘self-stimulate’ to one degree or another; hopefully we do so in more socially […]

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How to treat a Learning Disability: The in’s and out’s of dyslexia and dysgraphia

Written by Dr. John Carosso I specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of dyslexia and dysgraphia; two conditions that are often, more generally, labeled as a “learning disability.” These conditions are usually inherited (that’s right kids, don’t say your parents never gave you anythingJ) and can greatly interfere with a child’s ability to progress in school.  Fortunately, there are an […]

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