This website is dedicated to helping parents and professionals learn about how I practice developmental medicine at the Child Development Center of America, PA. I want people to know about the remarkable recoveries that many children make, and that there is a great deal of hope for this challenging epidemic.
There are many other blogs, social networking sites and listservs where information and advice is offered for the various behaviors that Autism Spectrum patients exhibit. I want to offer my personal point of view; a traditionally trained pediatrician, board certified in pediatrics and neonatology, with over 30 years of experience including childhood development. I was a local director in one of one of our hospital district clinics that provided developmental follow-up of high-risk infants up to 3 years old. In the past several years, I have focused solely on the various presentations of childhood development, noting the alarming increased numbers of children who are on the Autism Spectrum. The therapies that I utilize are a combination of traditional pediatric medicine, plus complementary and alternative protocols sometimes referred to as “DAN!” therapies.
Experts agree that the best improvements occur in an environment that combines established behavioral therapies with the appropriate emerging protocols.
I hope that my essays and our discussions breathe a breath of fresh air into the polarized world of autism diagnosis and treatment.