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Boy using computer tablet Applied Behavior Analysis for Autism Spectrum Disorder (1/10/2019) - Many children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will be referred to receive Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services. ABA can provide intensive one-on-one teaching to promote desired behaviors (talking, following directions, self-help skills) and reduce problem behaviors (aggression, property destruction, tantrums). In Texas, most commercial medical insurance plans (including some offered through the healthcare.gov marketplace) will cover these services for children with autism. Though Medicaid … Continue reading Applied Behavior Analysis for Autism Spectrum Disorder
Patient at table writing New Yoga Therapy Program at Cook Children’s Center for Pain Management (1/8/2019) - Yoga is thought to have originated in India nearly 26,000 years ago, but only began to emerge in the United States in the 1960s. Today, yoga is taking the country by storm. You don’t have to look far to find a yoga class available in most community centers, health clubs, parks, senior adult communities, schools and a number of new yoga studios that have … Continue reading New Yoga Therapy Program at Cook Children’s Center for Pain Management
Transitioning to adult neurology care (1/9/2019) - While “Primary Steps” articles are often written for primary care providers, some subjects are equally valuable to patients, their families and their speciality providers. Moving from a pediatric care provider to an adult care provider is likely to be very challenging for many patients – particularly those with special needs. Youth with neurologic conditions and their families often feel discouraged to work on long-term … Continue reading Transitioning to adult neurology care