Preparing Your Kids (And You) For Summer Fun

Children have fun swimming during Summer break

Just Around the Corner It’s May and summer recess will be here before ya know it, so it’s best to start planning and preparing now. There are lots to think about, and I would hate to have you awaken that fateful day in early June with the incessant “I’m bored”, or loud screaming that typically accompanies siblings being home together […]

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Dr. John Carosso’s ebook: ABA in a Parent-Friendly Format.

An expanded content eBook about ABA..

Okay, so let’s review – what is ABA? In my latest book, Managing the 5 Most Challenging Childhood Behavioral Problems of Our Day, I devote a chapter to Applied Behavior Analysis, or “ABA”. This ‘ABA’ approach is seemingly mysterious, frequently cited, but mostly misunderstood. Put simply, it is a systematized and regimented series of approaches to analyze, understand, and modify […]

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Dr. Carosso’s eBook: The ADHD Diagnosis, Severity Level, and Treatment Options

An expanded content eBook about the causes and treatments of ADHD.

Have you wondered how we go about diagnosing ADHD? How do we determine mild from severe cases, and how does severity-level impact treatment options? Well, this eBook explains all that, and then some. You’ll also learn about the standard of care for ADHD to help your child meet his or her fullest potential. Read the eBook here. For more resources […]

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Dr. Carosso’s eBook: The Most Common Discipline Methods Don’t Work: Here’s Why and How to Make them Work

A father discusses discipline with his teenage son for poor behavior.

Have you ever wondered why the discipline approaches you’ve been using, such as taking away the video games, or putting your child in time-out, don’t work so well? This eBook gives the answer and, even better, explains in a detailed fashion why, and what to do about it. Read my expanded content eBook here.   There is a lot of useful […]

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Learn About Dyslexia and How To Get Help!

Parents read together with their dyslexic daughter.

Reading issues are frustrating for both children and parents. If your child is struggling and you have concerns about dyslexia, this post covers signs of dyslexia and effective treatment options. What is Dyslexia? I am often asked by parents to assess their child for dyslexia. This process usually leads to a discussion about the nature of dyslexia and how a […]

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Is ‘Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)’ a Valid Diagnosis?

An Audiologist tests a child's hearing to determine if they have APD.

What is an auditory processing disorder (APD)? Quite simply, it’s a difficulty with the processing of auditory information. Usually, APD is diagnosed by an audiologist. Some of the specific signs Here are some of the specific symptoms of APD: Is APD valid? There is considerable controversy in this respect. Some say yes, it is valid, while others say it’s not.  […]

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Do Children Really Have ‘Learning Styles’ and What’s The Best Way to Teach?

Children in a science class learning in different ways.

What is learning style theory? We’re all familiar with the theory that children have their own learning styles, whether visual, auditory, or kinesthetic. So, one child may learn better by ‘seeing’ the material, another by hearing the information, and another through movement. Is the theory accurate or valid? Well, yes and no. It’s clear that children have learning preferences. Some […]

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Treatment Options for Adult with Autism

Two people hug at an Autism group therapy session.

Children, teens, and young adults with Autism are eligible for in-home or in-school services through IBHS (formerly known as BHRS or wraparound services). We offer this service through our Community Psychiatric Center’s (CPC) offices; however, these services end at 21 years of age. So, what are the options thereafter? In that respect, in this post I’ll describe four primary options […]

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Let’s Talk About “IBHS”

Father and son discuss IBHS with his son's therapist.

What is this “IBHS” everyone is talking about? Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) is a transition from Behavioral Health Rehabilitative Services (BHRS), or “wraparound” services. IBHS officially began January 17, 2021. How is it different from BHRS? From a parent’s perspective, there is not much difference from BHRS. You’ll have essentially the same staff but with different titles. For example, […]

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