Edelson & Associates blog-article.html Edelson & Associates Blog en-us Thu, 21 Jun 2018 21:08:39 -0400 Thu, 21 Jun 2018 21:08:39 -0400 makespace! all things web :: www.makespaceweb.com webmaster@makespaceweb.com webmaster@makespaceweb.com 1440 Influence of Sleep on Children’s Learning and Memory https://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Brain-Health/40/Influence-of-Sleep-on-Children-s-Learning-and-Memory Sleep is an essential part of the mental and physical health of a child that often is overlooked. Mon, 04 Jan 2016 15:03:00 -0500 https://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Brain-Health/40/Influence-of-Sleep-on-Children-s-Learning-and-Memory Additional Info about Multiple Sclerosis https://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Multiple-Sclerosis/39/Additional-Info-about-Multiple-Sclerosis Recent statistics have suggested that MS disproportionately affects women, with a 3:1 ratio. Wed, 16 Dec 2015 15:00:00 -0500 https://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Multiple-Sclerosis/39/Additional-Info-about-Multiple-Sclerosis Hopelessness, Shame and Guilt Increase Risk of Self Harm https://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Depression/38/Hopelessness-Shame-and-Guilt-Increase-Risk-of-Self-Harm Of the clinical issues we face as psychologists, suicide risk can be one of the more challenging areas to assess, predict and discuss with our patients. Thu, 19 Nov 2015 11:54:00 -0500 https://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Depression/38/Hopelessness-Shame-and-Guilt-Increase-Risk-of-Self-Harm CHILDREN AND ANXIETY https://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Anxiety/37/CHILDREN-AND-ANXIETY Children often experience significant anxiety as they attempt to successfully negotiate the physical, emotional and intellectual demands of the maturation process Thu, 05 Mar 2015 11:29:00 -0500 https://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Anxiety/37/CHILDREN-AND-ANXIETY Non-Suicidal Self-Injury: Information for Parents and Caregivers https://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Anxiety/36/Non-Suicidal-Self-Injury-Information-for-Parents-and-Caregivers Let’s take a few moments to talk about what Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI) is, and is not, and what parent and caregivers can do if they determine their adolescent is self-harming. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:04:00 -0500 https://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Anxiety/36/Non-Suicidal-Self-Injury-Information-for-Parents-and-Caregivers Understanding Executive Skills https://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/ADHD/35/Understanding-Executive-Skills How we respond in a particular situation is a complex combination of brain development and personal advancement in a wide array of executive skills. Thu, 08 Jan 2015 14:49:00 -0500 https://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/ADHD/35/Understanding-Executive-Skills New Research on the Brain https://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Brain-Health/34/New-Research-on-the-Brain Research continues to expand our understanding of brain functions. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:59:00 -0500 https://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Brain-Health/34/New-Research-on-the-Brain Pediatric Epilepsy https://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 https://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Brain-Health/33/Pediatric-Epilepsy Pediatric Depression https://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 https://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Child-Neuropsychology/32/Pediatric-Depression STRATEGIES FOR SCHOOL SUCCESS https://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 https://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/ADHD/31/STRATEGIES-FOR-SCHOOL-SUCCESS Parkinson’s and Depression https://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 https://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Brain-Injury/30/Parkinson-s-and-Depression The Personal Side of Suicide https://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 https://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Office-Staff-/29/The-Personal-Side-of-Suicide- Measuring a child’s growth https://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 https://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Child-Neuropsychology/28/Measuring-a-child-s-growth TEACH YOUR CHILD PROBLEM-SOLVING AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION SKILLS https://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 https://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 https://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 https://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Brain-Health/27/Return-to-Learn-A-student-s-journey-following-a-concussion A Link Between Concussion and Depression https://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 https://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Brain-Health/25/A-Link-Between-Concussion-and-Depression Updated Tool for Diagnosis of Autism https://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 https://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Autism-/24/Updated-Tool-for-Diagnosis-of-Autism Is it Normal Aging or Alzheimer's https://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 https://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Alzheimer-s/23/Is-it-Normal-Aging-or-Alzheimer-s- Neuroanatomy Continued - Non-Cortical Skills https://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 https://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Child-Neuropsychology/22/Neuroanatomy-Continued-Non-Cortical-Skills Neurosexism https://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 https://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Child-Neuropsychology/21/Neurosexism When the Shoe Fits - By Donna Smith, M.A, LPP & Heather Auton, Psy.D https://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 https://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 https://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 https://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Alzheimer-s/19/A-Few-Words-on-Alzheimer-s- Happiness is... https://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 https://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Brain-Health/18/Happiness-is... Alzheimer's: New Stats Show Early Intervention Key to Cost Control https://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 https://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% https://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 https://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/ADHD/16/Adult-ADHD-Are-You-Part-of-the-5- AAN releases New Sports Concussion Guidelines https://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 https://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Brain-Injury/15/AAN-releases-New-Sports-Concussion-Guidelines Help in Answering the “Why” - Pediatric Neuropsychological Testing https://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 https://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Child-Neuropsychology/14/Help-in-Answering-the-Why-Pediatric-Neuropsychological-Testing Basic Brain Anatomy https://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Neuropsychology/13/Basic-Brain-Anatomy Explaining brain illness and injuries Thu, 21 Mar 2013 16:26:00 -0400 https://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Neuropsychology/13/Basic-Brain-Anatomy Resources for Alzheimer’s https://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 https://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Alzheimer-s/12/Resources-for-Alzheimer-s Brain Health https://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 https://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Brain-Health/11/Brain-Health Understanding and Seeking Help for a Stroke https://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 https://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Stroke/9/Understanding-and-Seeking-Help-for-a-Stroke Intro to Multiple Sclerosis https://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 https://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Multiple-Sclerosis/8/Intro-to-Multiple-Sclerosis Alzheimer’s https://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 https://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Alzheimer-s/7/Alzheimer-s Autism Spectrum Disorders https://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 https://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Autism-/6/Autism-Spectrum-Disorders No Sugar in the Tank: Challenging the Myths about ADHD https://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 https://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/ADHD/5/No-Sugar-in-the-Tank-Challenging-the-Myths-about-ADHD Parkinson's Resources https://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 https://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Parkinson-s-Disease/4/Parkinson-s-Resources Introduction to Neuropsychology https://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 https://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Neuropsychology/3/Introduction-to-Neuropsychology Sleep and ADHD Symptoms in Children https://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 https://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/ADHD/2/Sleep-and-ADHD-Symptoms-in-Children Recovery Process with Concussion https://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 https://www.edelsonandassociates.info/blog/Brain-Injury/1/Recovery-Process-with-Concussion