Conditions and Treatments from the Developmental Medicine Center

Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Is your son a constant bundle of energy … always moving, unable to sit still, even for a few moments? Is your daughter easily distracted and forgetful, tending to frequently “have her head in the

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Autism Spectrum Disorder

What is autism spectrum disorder (ASD)? What does it mean if a child is “on the spectrum”? Can autism be treated? Will my child always have it? What supports can help our family? While there’s

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Bedwetting (Nocturnal Enuresis)

Nocturnal enuresis, better known as bedwetting, occurs when a sleeping child cannot hold his or her urine at night. Don't worry—most of the time the situation resolves on its own. Some children don't

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Down Syndrome

Medical treatments and developmental and educational therapies can help children with Down syndrome reach their fullest potential. When you have a child with Down syndrome, we understand that you may

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Encopresis

When a child has encopresis, this is a familiar scenario. You are at the park with your 7-year-old and she is having a great time — until she has an accidental bowel movement. When you ask her why she

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Enuresis (urinary incontinence)

Enuresis is the medical term for involuntary urination or “wetting.” Other words for this problem include incontinence, voiding problems or urinary accidents. Most children have control of their

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Learning Disorders and Disabilities

The terms “learning disorder” (used by the medical community) and “specific learning disability” (used by the schools) refer to a neurodevelopmental problem in which a child of normal intellectual

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Dyslexia

What is dyslexia? Many children with learning problems in school have trouble with reading and/or writing. If the trouble is severe enough, it may be diagnosed as a “specific learning disorder in

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Anxiety disorders

All children experience anxiety. In fact, some anxiety can help children make safe choices (not cross the street without looking both ways) and perform well (study before a big test). Anxiety is

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Fragile X Syndrome

If your child has been diagnosed with fragile X syndrome, you may be feeling overwhelmed. Remember that seeking out information is not only necessary but empowering—it allows you to partner with your

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