Edelson & Associates blog-article.html Edelson & Associates Blog en-us Sat, 29 Nov 2014 04:34:22 -0500 Sat, 29 Nov 2014 04:34:22 -0500 makespace! all things web :: www.makespaceweb.com webmaster@makespaceweb.com webmaster@makespaceweb.com 1440 Pediatric Epilepsy http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Brain-Health/33/Pediatric-Epilepsy Epilepsy, two or more unprovoked seizures, impacts 50,000,000 people worldwide and more than 300,000 children in the United States. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:04:00 -0400 http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Brain-Health/33/Pediatric-Epilepsy Pediatric Depression http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Child-Neuropsychology/32/Pediatric-Depression Depression often impacts children in a way that differs from how it affects adults Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:48:00 -0400 http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Child-Neuropsychology/32/Pediatric-Depression STRATEGIES FOR SCHOOL SUCCESS http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/ADHD/31/STRATEGIES-FOR-SCHOOL-SUCCESS Parents want their children to succeed in school, which can be very challenging for young students. Central to academic success are Executive Skills. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:50:00 -0400 http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/ADHD/31/STRATEGIES-FOR-SCHOOL-SUCCESS Parkinson’s and Depression http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Brain-Injury/30/Parkinson-s-and-Depression In the wake of Robin William’s tragic suicide this past week, I felt compelled to share some thoughts on suicide and the association between Parkinson’s disease (PD) and depression. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:18:00 -0400 http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Brain-Injury/30/Parkinson-s-and-Depression The Personal Side of Suicide http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Office-Staff-/29/The-Personal-Side-of-Suicide- With the recent suicide death of Robin Williams in the news, I thought it might be a good time to talk about the feelings of loved ones left behind. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:00:00 -0400 http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Office-Staff-/29/The-Personal-Side-of-Suicide- Measuring a child’s growth http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Child-Neuropsychology/28/Measuring-a-child-s-growth We all know that we measure a child’s growth in terms of height and weight, but there are other important developmental processes taking place that we should monitor and measure. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:24:00 -0400 http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Child-Neuropsychology/28/Measuring-a-child-s-growth TEACH YOUR CHILD PROBLEM-SOLVING AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION SKILLS http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Child-Neuropsychology/26/TEACH-YOUR-CHILD-PROBLEM-SOLVING-AND-CONFLICT-RESOLUTION-SKILLS Children need appropriate “tools” for their personal toolbox. These are the skills they will use for lifelong success in building relationships. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:06:00 -0400 http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Child-Neuropsychology/26/TEACH-YOUR-CHILD-PROBLEM-SOLVING-AND-CONFLICT-RESOLUTION-SKILLS Return to Learn: A student’s journey following a concussion http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Brain-Health/27/Return-to-Learn-A-student-s-journey-following-a-concussion Recovery after sustaining a concussion can vary from individual to individual. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:14:00 -0400 http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Brain-Health/27/Return-to-Learn-A-student-s-journey-following-a-concussion A Link Between Concussion and Depression http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Brain-Health/25/A-Link-Between-Concussion-and-Depression New studies show a significantly greater probability of Depression in teens who have sustained concussion. Thu, 22 May 2014 12:03:00 -0400 http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Brain-Health/25/A-Link-Between-Concussion-and-Depression Updated Tool for Diagnosis of Autism http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Autism-/24/Updated-Tool-for-Diagnosis-of-Autism The ADOS has a new version, ADOS-2, with expanded age range and new activities to assist the clinician in diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders Wed, 30 Apr 2014 11:58:00 -0400 http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Autism-/24/Updated-Tool-for-Diagnosis-of-Autism Is it Normal Aging or Alzheimer's http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Alzheimer-s/23/Is-it-Normal-Aging-or-Alzheimer-s- One of the unfortunate realities of life is that memory deteriorates over time. Mon, 25 Nov 2013 12:22:00 -0500 http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Alzheimer-s/23/Is-it-Normal-Aging-or-Alzheimer-s- Neuroanatomy Continued - Non-Cortical Skills http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Child-Neuropsychology/22/Neuroanatomy-Continued-Non-Cortical-Skills This is a brief discussion of neuroanatomy focused on not-cortical skills. Mon, 15 Jul 2013 11:12:00 -0400 http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Child-Neuropsychology/22/Neuroanatomy-Continued-Non-Cortical-Skills Neurosexism http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Child-Neuropsychology/21/Neurosexism Neurosexism - this term refers to our tendency to believe that intellectual skills and strengths are determined by sex. Mon, 17 Jun 2013 11:07:00 -0400 http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Child-Neuropsychology/21/Neurosexism When the Shoe Fits - By Donna Smith, M.A, LPP & Heather Auton, Psy.D http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Neuropsychology/20/When-the-Shoe-Fits-By-Donna-Smith-M.A-LPP-Heather-Auton-Psy.D When selecting a treating psychologist, what should a patient look for to ensure a good fit? On some level, the decision can be compared to buying a new pair of shoes. Thu, 23 May 2013 14:17:00 -0400 http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Neuropsychology/20/When-the-Shoe-Fits-By-Donna-Smith-M.A-LPP-Heather-Auton-Psy.D A Few Words on Alzheimer's http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Alzheimer-s/19/A-Few-Words-on-Alzheimer-s- Comments on The Alzheimer's Prevention Program: Keep Your Brain Healthy for the Rest of Your Life. Thu, 23 May 2013 13:47:00 -0400 http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Alzheimer-s/19/A-Few-Words-on-Alzheimer-s- Happiness is... http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Brain-Health/18/Happiness-is... Most of us have heard the expression – "Happiness is a state of mind." But what does that mean? Thu, 28 Mar 2013 16:11:00 -0400 http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Brain-Health/18/Happiness-is... Alzheimer's: New Stats Show Early Intervention Key to Cost Control http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Alzheimer-s/17/Alzheimer-s-New-Stats-Show-Early-Intervention-Key-to-Cost-Control The costs associated with Alzheimer’s Disease are becoming increasingly apparent, and quite staggering. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 07:57:00 -0400 http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Alzheimer-s/17/Alzheimer-s-New-Stats-Show-Early-Intervention-Key-to-Cost-Control Adult ADHD: Are You Part of the 5% http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/ADHD/16/Adult-ADHD-Are-You-Part-of-the-5- Do you find that you have difficulty staying focused on daily tasks? Sun, 24 Mar 2013 17:08:00 -0400 http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/ADHD/16/Adult-ADHD-Are-You-Part-of-the-5- AAN releases New Sports Concussion Guidelines http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Brain-Injury/15/AAN-releases-New-Sports-Concussion-Guidelines The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has released a new set of guidelines for sports concussion. Fri, 22 Mar 2013 20:26:00 -0400 http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Brain-Injury/15/AAN-releases-New-Sports-Concussion-Guidelines Help in Answering the “Why” - Pediatric Neuropsychological Testing http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Child-Neuropsychology/14/Help-in-Answering-the-Why-Pediatric-Neuropsychological-Testing Neuropsychological testing is valuable in explaining the “why” behind an area of weakness. Fri, 22 Mar 2013 10:20:00 -0400 http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Child-Neuropsychology/14/Help-in-Answering-the-Why-Pediatric-Neuropsychological-Testing Basic Brain Anatomy http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Neuropsychology/13/Basic-Brain-Anatomy Explaining brain illness and injuries Thu, 21 Mar 2013 16:26:00 -0400 http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Neuropsychology/13/Basic-Brain-Anatomy Resources for Alzheimer’s http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Alzheimer-s/12/Resources-for-Alzheimer-s I am often asked for additional resources to assist patients and for families that are coping with Alzheimer's Fri, 15 Mar 2013 06:48:00 -0400 http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Alzheimer-s/12/Resources-for-Alzheimer-s Brain Health http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Brain-Health/11/Brain-Health Certain activities have been found to reduce the rate of cerebral (brain) atrophy Thu, 14 Mar 2013 16:29:00 -0400 http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Brain-Health/11/Brain-Health Exercise to Enhance Brain Health http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Brain-Health/10/Exercise-to-Enhance-Brain-Health Extensive research suggest that exercise benefits overall cognitive functioning, especially in later life. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 16:24:00 -0400 http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Brain-Health/10/Exercise-to-Enhance-Brain-Health Understanding and Seeking Help for a Stroke http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Stroke/9/Understanding-and-Seeking-Help-for-a-Stroke The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that stroke is the number one cause of death among Americans, estimating that approximately 130,000 stroke-related deaths occur each year. Fri, 08 Mar 2013 10:07:00 -0500 http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Stroke/9/Understanding-and-Seeking-Help-for-a-Stroke Intro to Multiple Sclerosis http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Multiple-Sclerosis/8/Intro-to-Multiple-Sclerosis Multiple Sclerosis is a disease that affects more than 2.5 million people worldwide. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 08:38:00 -0500 http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Multiple-Sclerosis/8/Intro-to-Multiple-Sclerosis Alzheimer’s http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Alzheimer-s/7/Alzheimer-s One of the most frequent brain disease encountered by the neuropsychologist is Alzheimer's Disease. Tue, 12 Feb 2013 14:40:00 -0500 http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Alzheimer-s/7/Alzheimer-s Autism Spectrum Disorders http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Autism-/6/Autism-Spectrum-Disorders Autism assessment and intervention has been an area of particular interest. I have continuously been amazed by the wide variation in symptomatology and functional abilities among children. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 09:41:00 -0500 http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Autism-/6/Autism-Spectrum-Disorders No Sugar in the Tank: Challenging the Myths about ADHD http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/ADHD/5/No-Sugar-in-the-Tank-Challenging-the-Myths-about-ADHD When a child is diagnosed with an Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, parents routinely ask very similar questions. So let's look at a few of those questions here. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 09:34:00 -0500 http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/ADHD/5/No-Sugar-in-the-Tank-Challenging-the-Myths-about-ADHD Parkinson's Resources http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Parkinson-s-Disease/4/Parkinson-s-Resources Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder, meaning nerve cells in the mid-brain, along with the associated neurotransmitter dopamine produced by these cells, are gradually lost. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 16:14:00 -0500 http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Parkinson-s-Disease/4/Parkinson-s-Resources Introduction to Neuropsychology http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Neuropsychology/3/Introduction-to-Neuropsychology As we inaugurate our new website, it seemed appropriate to provide a brief description of the neuropsychological evaluation process. Wed, 02 Jan 2013 11:53:00 -0500 http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Neuropsychology/3/Introduction-to-Neuropsychology Sleep and ADHD Symptoms in Children http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/ADHD/2/Sleep-and-ADHD-Symptoms-in-Children An interesting article was published in the New York Times in April of 2012 entitled, "Attention Problems May be Sleep Related". Thu, 27 Dec 2012 11:51:00 -0500 http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/ADHD/2/Sleep-and-ADHD-Symptoms-in-Children Recovery Process with Concussion http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Brain-Injury/1/Recovery-Process-with-Concussion There is no doubt that the immediate impact of concussions can be quite disruptive to athletes and their families. Sat, 15 Dec 2012 11:49:00 -0500 http://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Brain-Injury/1/Recovery-Process-with-Concussion