Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism 101: What is Applied Behavior Analysis?

When parents get an autism diagnosis for their child, it’s probably common that one of the first therapies they hear about is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). “ABA has been well established in the research literature as the ‘gold standard’ or most empirically supported treatment approach for individuals with autism,” says …

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Childhood Nutrition

Does My Child Need a Vitamin Supplement?

Good nutrition is important throughout life, and setting a foundation for your child is key. March is National Nutrition Month, so it’s a good time to take stock of your child’s eating habits and decide whether he or she needs a daily multi-vitamin. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) estimates …

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Family Wellness

A New Tool to Teach Kids Healthy Habits

It’s not always easy for young kids to understand the importance of eating fruits and vegetables, or why they should turn off the TV and go play, instead. But a new app developed by Henry Ford Health System is hoping to change that by teaching kids, through fun games and …

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Kids and Healthy Sleep

Promoting Good Sleep Habits For Your Child

Conventional wisdom says most people require eight hours of sleep per night. But for children, it’s really closer to 8-10 hours. Their growing bodies and active lifestyle makes it even more crucial for them to get sufficient shut eye, but how do you get them to get on board? Here …

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Kids and Screen Time

2 Hours Of Screen Time For Your Child: The Pros And Cons

Today’s children spend an average of three hours per day watching television. If you add in the additional screen time provided by smartphones, tablets and computers, the total can be a whopping 5-7 hours. Limiting screen time to no more than two hours per day could be the key to …

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