Category: Michael Silverstein

Doctors unsure if early childhood autism screening makes sense

Reuters Michael Silverstein, School of Medicine There isn’t enough evidence yet to say for sure whether toddlers and preschoolers need screening for autism even when they don’t have symptoms of the developmental disorder, new U.S. guidelines conclude… Expert quote: “At this age, it is often difficult to tell the difference between ASD and other behavioral […]

Task Force: Not Enough Evidence To Recommend ‘For Or Against’ Universal Autism Screening For Very Young Kids

Kaiser Health News Michael Silverstein, School of Medicine Sparking strong reaction from doctors and child development experts, an influential task force says there’s “insufficient evidence” to argue definitely that the benefits of screening all young children for autism outweigh the harms… View full article quoting expert Michael Silverstein

Family-centered care may help kids with ADHD

Examiner.com Michael Silverstein, School of Medicine For kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), training their families to engage in compassionate care may lead to improved behavior, according to a new study… Expert quote: “If done right, it allows patients or their parents to reflect on their own health behaviors from an empowered, non-judged position and builds […]

Study: A Simple, Cheap Way To Help Low-Income Kids With ADHD

WBUR “CommonHealth” Michael Silverstein, School of Medicine Say you’re a pediatrician whose 8-year-old patient is showing symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. That’s not unusual, up to 12 percent of American kids are diagnosed with it… Expert quote: “The researcher in me wants to replicate this and be sort of guarded in interpreting the results. […]

ADHD Children May Gain More From Family-Centered Care

HealthDay News Michael Silverstein, School of Medicine For children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), receiving more family-centered, compassionate care may be more effective than standard care, a new study found… Expert quote: “I think it’s a very powerful tool in medicine and it’s being used more and more, but it’s still not widespread in terms of […]