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Dr. John Carosso and Dr. Robert Lowenstein specialize in the evaluation and treatment of ADHD, Autism, behavioral and learning issues, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
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June 14, 2021
Mission: Fatherhood! An Open Letter To Dads

On This Father’s Day, First I Gotta Give a Shout-Out to Moms! We all fully recognize the importance of a mom in a child’s life. Indeed, no one can surpass the love, compassion, caring, empathy, and tenderness of a mother. Dads sometimes can demonstrate those traits, but usually not on par with their female counterparts […]

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June 7, 2021
Dyslexia: What Is the Best Approach?

Written by Dr. John Carosso & Mrs. Beth Coulson Our Team at the Dyslexia Diagnostic & Treatment Center (DyslexiaTreaters.com) Your child is in good hands at the Dyslexia Diagnostic & Treatment Center.  Evaluation and treatment services are overseen by Dr. Carosso, Clinical Child Psychologist/Certified School Psychologist, Dr. Robert Lowenstein, Board Certified Child Psychiatrist, and Mrs. […]

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May 24, 2021
What Is, In Fact, More Important Than Discipline?

The Discipline Conundrum You can check out my eBook that explains why many traditional discipline or behavioral management practices fail. In that respect, it’s vital to fully understand what works, and what can sometimes not work so well. Yes, we all know, as parents, that being able to effectively discipline your child is vital to […]

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May 17, 2021
How We Diagnose and Treat Dyslexia

At the Dyslexia Diagnostic & Treatment Center - DyslexiaTreaters.com – we assess for and treat dyslexia.  This process includes explaining the nature of “dyslexia” and what a parent can do to help. What Causes Dyslexia? Dyslexia is largely inherited. In that respect, if a parent has dyslexia, there is at least a 60% chance that […]

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May 10, 2021
Preparing Your Kids (And You) For Summer Fun

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 […]

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April 19, 2021
Dr. John Carosso's ebook: ABA in a Parent-Friendly Format.

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 […]

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March 29, 2021
Dr. Carosso’s eBook: The ADHD Diagnosis, Severity Level, and Treatment Options

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 […]

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March 15, 2021
Dr. Carosso’s eBook: The Most Common Discipline Methods Don’t Work: Here’s Why and How to Make them Work

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 […]

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March 8, 2021
Learn About Dyslexia and How To Get Help!

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 […]

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March 1, 2021
Is 'Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)' a Valid Diagnosis?

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: Difficulty with: auditory discrimination auditory memory auditory sequencing hearing speech in a noisy environment  maintaining attention […]

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