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April 01, 2020 | Robin P. Kochel, PhD, Leandra N. Berry, PhD, Sadiqa Cash, PhD , Jennifer Cervantes, LMSW, Rachel H. Fein, PhD, BCBA, Dinah Godwin, LCSW
Autism | Texas Children’s Hospital

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At Texas Children’s, we are prepared to tackle the challenges COVID-19 has created for all of us, but we also understand it has created additional challenges for families of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related special needs. Many children with ASD rely on a schedule and have difficulty with even minor changes in their routines. They may no longer have access to therapies or services and they may not have access to their preferred activities.

As a result, specialists at...

March 30, 2020 | Sonia Monteiro, MD
Mindfulness | Texas Children’s Hospital

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Mindfulness is defined as being present and paying attention on purpose and non-judgmentally to what is going on around you. Mindful parenting takes mindfulness a step further by having you, as a parent, pay attention to both yourself and your parenting, on purpose and in the moment. For parents, this involves listening to your child with your full attention, being aware of your child’s emotions and your emotions, learning to regulate/control your responses during stressful situations and having compassion...

March 25, 2020 | Alana Moser and Melissa Keeland
Texas Children’s

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Due to the growing concerns around coronavirus disease (COVID-19), many Houston area schools are temporarily closed. While you are at home with your family, you may be wondering how to keep your children occupied. The good news is, there are plenty of free online resources to keep them busy with creative educational games and activities.   

March 24, 2020 | Kelly Nicole Banneyer, PhD
Texas Children’s Pediatric Psycology

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As we all know, there is a lot of scary and stressful information circulating in the media around Coronavirus (COVID-19). Exposing children to information like this can get overwhelming quickly and leave you stumped on how to discuss the situation with your child. Whether you have a curious 5-year-old or a concerned teenager, below are four simple steps you can take when discussing this ever-evolving situation.

1. Limit how much time your family spends watching the news and how much...

March 20, 2020 | Harold J. Farber, MD

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As you have heard by now, social distancing and handwashing can limit the spread of COVID-19, but did you know that smokers are at a much higher risk of severe illness from the disease? Did you also know that use of e-cigarettes weakens the immune defenses in a way that can leave you more susceptible to COVID-19?

A report from China during the early part of the pandemic found that among patients hospitalized with COVID-19, 27% of smokers’ conditions got worse, while 97% of non-smokers’ conditions...