By Melanie Sanchez – TACA Mom My son Andrew is 15 1/2 years old. He is non verbal, has autism, and a lovely contagious smile. He had a brief “sleep deprived” EEG done right after diagnosis when he was around 3 years old. It lasted less than an hour and hardly seemed worth the time and effort. At the […]
By Suzanne Goh, M.D. Board-certified Pediatric Neurologist Director, Pediatric Neurology Therapeutics Autism and Mitochondrial Function One of the most exciting areas of research in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is in the role of mitochondrial function. Research studies looking at mitochondrial function in those with autism are transforming the way we think about the causes […]
While I write this story, I am looking at my son, Beau. He is happily sitting on the couch wearing shorts and a t-shirt, munching on pistachios, and grinning while watching Ghostbusters, a movie he specifically requested to watch. To most people, this would be a very ordinary scene.
Richard E. Frye, M.D., Ph.D., Arkansas Children’s Hospital Research Institute, Little Rock, AR And TACA Physician Advisory Member Updated: December 2012 Seizures and Epilepsy Seizures and epilepsy are fairly common in childhood. Many children will experience a seizure during childhood and a type of seizure known as a febrile seizure is very common during […]
The future depends on what we do in the present. – Mahatma Gandhi Puberty Sexuality Seizures Anxiety For Girls Only Suggested Reading Puberty: The Great Equalizer I have always called puberty the “great equalizer” because I have seen so many kids drastically change, good or bad, during puberty. Some children, with no changes in […]