• The Reality of Accessing Care for Autism Spectrum Disorder

    2 monthes ago - By Journal of Pediatric Health Care

    Autism Spectrum Disorder is an increasingly common diagnosis worldwide. In the United States, it is estimated that about 1 in 44 children are identified with ASD (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , 2022). Of those identified, boys are four times more likely to be diagnosed than girls. Although the cause of ASD is unknown, it occurs regardless of racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic factors. ASD is further categorized into three levels of support. ASD level 1 means that an individual “requires support,” level 2 means “requiring substantial support,” and level 3 means “requiring very...
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  • Dynamo Kids!/¡Niños Dinámicos! A Web Site for Pediatric Primary Care Providers to Offer Parents of Children 6−12 Years Old With Overweight and Obesity: Web Site Development and Protocol for Pilot Study

    2 monthes ago - By Journal of Pediatric Health Care

    Introduction: A self-guided web site offered by pediatric primary care providers could help parents implement healthy behaviors. Method: The Dynamo Kids/¡Niños Dinámicos program was developed with input from parents and health care professionals, creating a bilingual site for parents to learn why and how to implement healthy behavior changes for their children. A single-arm pilot will enroll parents with children 6-12 years with body mass index ≥ 85th percentile seen in safety-net practices.
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  • Health Care Bias and Discrimination Experienced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Parents of Children With Developmental Disabilities: A Qualitative Inquiry in the United States

    2 monthes ago - By Journal of Pediatric Health Care

    This study explored the impact of health care bias and discrimination on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer parents and their children with disabilities in the United States, including the timing of developmental screening and diagnosis.
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