Are Your Kids “Lazy”, Or Are They Being Lazy?

Subtle difference? Well, it’s really not so subtle. It’s the difference between labeling your child, or simply describing an annoying and transient behavior. Dr. John Carosso Dr. Carosso has more than 30 years of experience as a licensed Child Clinical Psychologist and Certified School Psychologist working in private, inpatient, outpatient, residential, school, and home settings. He is Clinical Director of […]

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Autism and Early Intervention; What Works and How Well?

The Study Pediatrics (2009, November) compared traditional early intervention approaches commonly offered in the community (S/L, OT, Specialized Preschool) to the more intensive Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) based in applied behavioral analysis. Who was assessed? Forty-eight children diagnosed within the autism spectrum, between 18-30 months of age, were randomly assigned into one of the two groups, and assessed at […]

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A Recipe for Ruining a Perfectly Good Kid | April 4, 2013

Written by Dr. John Carosso The Essential Ingredients –Start with a fun-loving, intelligent, inquisitive child who wants nothing more than to please his or her parents. –Add-in a demanding, critical parent. –Keep adding the parental demands and expectations. –Add only a pinch of some subdued praise, and praise only for the highest of achievements. –Add a few hundred cups of […]

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Autism Center of Pittsburgh!!

Written by Dr. John Carosso Proud to Announce: I am very pleased to announce that I’ve taken-on the role of Director of the nonprofit Autism Center of Pittsburgh (ACP). Of course, I’ll be continuing at Community Psychiatric Centers, with Dr. Lowenstein, conducting evaluations, providing consultation, and overseeing clinical matters. Thrilled to be part of the ACP team: I could not […]

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