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Dr. Tiffany Field, Professor of Dept. of Pediatrics at University of Miami School of Medicine will present on Imitation Play Therapy for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looks at the best way to treat young children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, also known as ADHD. The new studies provide strong evidence that not only is behavior therapy effective and it works without the side effects of medication —it's the better first step.The findings are from a recent landmark study by psychologist Dr. William E. Pelham, director for the Center of the Children and Families at FIU.
The best treatment for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder in young kids is therapy — for the parents — federal health experts said Tuesday. A team at Florida International University reported in February that even older kids, aged 5-12, with ADHD fared much better when their first treatment was behavioral therapy rather than medication.
Researchers at Florida International University found that kids with ADHD fared much better in their development when their first treatment is behavioral therapy rather than starting immediately on medication.