To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate?

Written by Dr. Carosso Now we have more evidence, care of the British Medical Journal, that prior assertions of vaccinations causing autism are false. Of course, Dr. Wakefield is standing firm on his earlier claims but not looking especially credible in the process. Nonetheless, if nothing else good has come from this, at least there is more care regarding how […]

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Behavior Charts: How to Make Them Work

Written by Dr. Carosso Sticker charts can be an invaluable resource. Kids love to get stickers, which are inexpensive, highly motivating, and can be used numerous times throughout the day or week. From my professional and personal experience, I have seen first-hand how kid’s eyes light-up when they earn stickers, and the opportunity to cash-in for some later reward.   […]

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How to listen so your kids will too: The art of reflective listening

Written by Dr. Carosso You get into an argument with your spouse. You know your point is valid but you’re having trouble getting your mate to acknowledge your view;  instead, he just wants to “move on” and “forget about it.” So, he tries to change the subject and you’re left feeling unheard and misunderstood. You’re simply not ready to “move on” […]

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Spanking: Might makes Right?

Written by Dr. Carosso Okay, as a professional you know that I am supposed to tell you that corporal punishment (spanking) is a no-no and you shouldn’t do it. I’m supposed to tell you that it’s ineffective and simply does not work. Well, I’m not going to tell you that; or at least not that it doesn’t work. Think of […]

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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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