August 3, 2018
Seth just started driving, and he’s actually doing pretty well. The written test was a breeze, and on the streets around his house he’s relatively comfortable. He even volunteered to drive his little sister to the mall. His parents, while suffering a bit of the normal worries that any parent of a new driver would have, are delighted.
July 17, 2018
When it comes to tattoos, it’s always fun, if possible, to inquire.
Last week I saw a snarling demon with drooling teeth moving around on a teenager’s arm. The teenager wasn’t my patient, so rest assured that I am not writing about someone under my care.
July 10, 2018
This blog is the fourth in a series on dyslexia. Topics previously addressed include Dyslexia 101, understanding treatment, and school accommodation options available.
Sarah was an outgoing and bright teenager in her senior year at a public high school.
June 5, 2018
This blog is the third in a series on dyslexia. Topics previously addressed include Dyslexia 101, and understanding treatment. Topics to be addressed further in include accommodation options available, and the transition of a child to life, school, etc. following diagnosis.
May 30, 2018
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May 29, 2018
It was Patriot’s Day in Massachusetts.
I was meeting with a film maker about a possible collaboration on a documentary. We were interested in the impact of digital media on youth.
May 22, 2018
Ten-year-old Joyce was always known as a bit of worrier. Even as a two-year-old, she seemed anxious from time-to-time, especially when life was a bit stressful. A new babysitter, a noisy birthday party, or a vacation could all trigger nervousness and crying spells, but these symptoms generally went away fairly quickly.
May 3, 2018
In 2014, Dr. Holly Peek published an article on the MGH Clay Center Website discussing the strange world of reality TV. She began with a description of Kim Kardashian’s preparations for the birth of her first child.
April 25, 2018
Imagine you’re crossing a street and are almost hit by a massive Mack® truck.
You jump out of the way. Your heart is racing and pounding, you’re sweating, trembling, hyperventilating, and short of breath. You feel a pit in your stomach, nausea, choking, and tightness in your chest. Your fingers and toes are tingling.
April 17, 2018
Like many millennials, I consider myself an early adopter of new technology. I happen to own an iPhone, so I find myself pleasantly scrolling through the “Today” column on the Apple App Store. I am constantly mesmerized by the listing of new apps, their functional features, and the colorful images used to put them on display.