Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics: JDBP (J Dev Behav Pediatr )

Publisher: Society for Behavioral Pediatrics (U.S.), Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins


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    ABSTRACT: Prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) can cause fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) and associated neurodevelopmental impairments. It is uncertain which types of fine motor skills are most likely to be affected after PAE or which assessment tools are most appropriate to use in FASD diagnostic assessments. This systematic review examined which types of fine motor skills are impaired in children with PAE or FASD; which fine motor assessments are appropriate for FASD diagnosis; and whether fine motor impairments are evident at both "low" and "high" PAE levels.
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    ABSTRACT: Chase is a 5½-year-old boy whom you have followed in your primary care practice since age 26 months. He was born full-term vaginal delivery weighing 6 pounds 15 ounces. His biological mother used heroin, tobacco, and cocaine during pregnancy. From 8 weeks to 18 months, he spent time in a foster home where he was provided limited attention and nurturing. At age 18 months, he entered a loving foster home; at 26 months, he was adopted. There is maternal history of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, learning disability, depression, bipolar disorder, and substance abuse but no history of autism or cognitive disability.Chase received early intervention before adoption. Specific concerns are unknown. At the time of his adoption, he had delays in gross motor and fine motor skills, nonverbal communication, and speech production. Familiar listeners find Chase to be 100% intelligible but unfamiliar listeners understand about 70% of what Chase says. He enjoys being with his adopted mother and imitating her. He has demonstrated significant anxiety during his play therapy. He has difficulty in paying attention to multistep directions. Chase can point and wave but has difficulty following someone's eyes to see where another person is looking.Chase enjoys a variety of interests but has a special fixation on Toy Story characters. Chase does initiate social interactions but can be aggressive toward his siblings and oppositional toward his parents. He is not aggressive at school. Teachers note hyperactivity and impulsivity. Chase is bothered by bright lights and by others making loud noises but has no difficulty with crowds. Chase is reported to have difficulty in transitioning between activities.At his 5-year-old visit, you as well as his mother and therapists note that he has trouble following with his eyes so he is referred to a neuro-ophthalmologist. Evaluation showed Chase was able to fix on and follow objects and light, his peripheral vision was normal, his pupils were equal and reactive without afferent pupillary defect, and normal visual tracking as assessed through pursuit and saccades. There were some head jerking motions observed which were not thought to be part of Chase's attempts to view objects. Gaze impersistence was noted, although it was not clear if this was due to a lack of attention or a true inability to maintain a gaze in the direction instructed.On review of the school's speech and language report, they state that he is >90% intelligible. He has occasional lip trills. Testing with the Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals shows mild delays in receptive language, especially those that require visual attention. Verbal Motor Production Assessment for Children reveals focal oromotor control and sequencing skills that are below average, with groping when asked to imitate single oromotor nonspeech movements and sequenced double oromotor nonspeech movements.At 5½ years, he returns for follow-up, and he is outgoing and imaginative, eager to play and socialize. He makes eye contact but does not always maintain it. He asks and responds to questions appropriately, and he is able to follow verbal directions and verbal redirection. He is very interested in Toy Story characters but willing to share them and plays with other toys. Chase's speech has predictable, easy to decode sound substitutions.On interview with him, you feel that he has borderline cognitive abilities. He also demonstrates good eye contact but lack of visual gaze maintenance; this is the opposite of the pattern you are accustomed to in-patients with autism spectrum disorder. What do you do next?
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    ABSTRACT: To evaluate the effectiveness of the Play and Language for Autistic Youngsters (PLAY) Project Home Consultation model, in combination with usual community services (CS), to improve parent-child interaction, child development, and autism symptomatology in young children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) compared with CS only.
    Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics: JDBP 10/2014; 35(8):475-485.
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    ABSTRACT: This study explored adolescents' views on the sources and types of social support they would prefer when trying to eat more healthfully and be more active, as well as their opinions regarding means of enhancing social support in interventions.
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    ABSTRACT: A senior member of a 5-person pediatric group recently heard a presentation about the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study. He decided to present the study to his colleagues with the intention of incorporating a similar screening tool for ACE in their practice.The ACE study assessed adverse child experiences recalled by 17,000 adult patients who were participating in a comprehensive medical evaluation at a large Health Maintenance Organization. The ACE questionnaire assessed emotional, physical, and sexual abuse; emotional and physical neglect; mother treated violently; household substance abuse; household mental abuse; parental separation or divorce; and incarcerated household members ( percent of the participants did not endorse any ACE. One, 2 or 3 ACE's were endorsed by 26%, 16%, and 9.5%, respectively. Four or more ACEs were endorsed by 12% of the cohort. The study found that "the major risk factors for causes of death in adults, smoking, alcohol abuse, obesity, physical inactivity, use of illicit drugs, promiscuity, and suicide attempts, were all increased by ACEs. Compared with persons with an ACE score of 0, those with an ACE score of 4 or more were twice as likely to be smokers, 12 times more likely to have attempted suicide, 7 times more likely to be alcoholic, and 10 times more likely to have injected street drugs" (2).When he researched the ACE study further, the pediatrician discovered that there was a modified form of the ACE study questions available for parents of children and adolescents. The members of the pediatric practice were intrigued by the reported relationship between ACEs and the high prevalence of chronic physical and mental health conditions and economic outcomes. Could this be a method for pediatricians to screen for risks of serious physical and psychiatric diseases in adult life? A brisk discussion followed about what they would do with this information if the ACE screening questions were used in their practice. Is it an effective strategy for primary care pediatric practice?
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    ABSTRACT: This study sought to identify factors that may be associated with delays in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis, including birth cohort, sociodemographic characteristics, and clinical features.
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    ABSTRACT: Sensory over-responsivity (SOR) refers to an exaggerated, intense, or prolonged behavioral response to ordinary sensory stimuli. The relationship of SOR to psychiatric disorders remains poorly understood. The current study examined the SOR construct within typically developing children with clinically significant anxiety, including the prevalence and course of SOR symptoms and relationship between SOR symptoms, demographic factors, and psychopathology.
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    ABSTRACT: Caregiver involvement is critical in ensuring optimal adolescent asthma management. The study investigated whether multisystemic therapy (MST), an intensive home-based family therapy, was superior to family support for changing beliefs regarding asthma-related positive parenting among caregivers of African-American youth with poorly controlled asthma. The relationship between parenting beliefs and asthma management at the conclusion of the intervention was also assessed.
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    ABSTRACT: In the United States, over 6 million children were referred to child protective services in 2012. Black children are overrepresented among children investigated for child abuse and neglect. Understanding why black children are disproportionately reported for maltreatment is critical to informing policy and practice solutions. Two competing theories attribute disproportionality to either racial bias or concentrated risk factors. Although prior work has focused on national data, this study examines the relationship between risk factors and maltreatment at the state level, focusing on outcomes for young children.
    Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics: JDBP 09/2014; 35(7):419-426.
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    ABSTRACT: This study examined a national cohort of 2.5-year-old children born extremely preterm with respect to behavioral problems from the perspective of parents and whether developmental variables mediated the effects of extreme prematurity on behavioral problems.
    Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics: JDBP 09/2014; 35(7):435-442.
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    ABSTRACT: Early identification of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has been linked to improved long-term developmental outcomes. However, Latino children are diagnosed later than white non-Latino children. We aimed to qualitatively assess the understanding and conceptualization of ASD in the Latino community to understand potential community barriers to early diagnosis.
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    ABSTRACT: To assess self-perceptions of social behavior among children treated for a brain tumor and comparison children. To investigate group differences in the accuracy of children's self-perceptions as measured by discrepancies between self and peer reports of social behavior and to understand if these phenomena differ by gender.
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    ABSTRACT: Nadia is a 7-year-old girl who you have followed since her discharge from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Her parents are here today for an urgent visit with behavioral concerns, such as inattention, hyperactivity, and aggression.Nadia is a former 40-weeker born through vacuum-assisted vaginal delivery at 9 pounds 7 ounces. Her delivery was complicated with shoulder dystocia, which resulted in resuscitation. Her Apgar scores were 1, 3, and 4 at 1, 5, and 10 minutes, respectively. After intubation and stabilization on mechanical ventilation, Nadia was transferred to the NICU. Her neonatal course included systemic hypothermia using "cool cap" for hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) for a duration of 72 hours. She was extubated on day of life 3. She had an occupational therapy consultation for poor suck/feeding, and it quickly improved. She was discharged on day of life 14. On discharge, Nadia was referred to early intervention (EI) and the NICU follow-up clinic. Nadia was followed by EI until 12 months of age and in the NICU follow-up clinic until 18 months of age, as there were no concerns meeting her developmental milestones or her neuromotor development.At this urgent visit, Nadia's parents report that she attended a family child care from 1.5 to 3 years of age, Head Start from 3 to 5 years of age and the local public school from 5 years to present. Since starting child care, Nadia's teachers have reported that she requires a lot of redirection and refocusing, fidgets a lot in class, and can be aggressive toward her peers when unprovoked. Since her parents had not seen these behaviors at home, they thought it was a phase that she would grow out of. However, as they began to work with her to complete school assignments, they noticed that it was very difficult for Nadia to sit still and focus on work. They also struggled in the mornings to get her ready and off to school.The parents bring in Conners scales completed by themselves and her lead teacher, and with these and our clinical observations, we diagnose her with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), combined type. We discuss risk factors and ADHD management with her parents. During our discussion, Nadia's father, who has done some reading on ADHD, remembers reading an article about HIE and NICU stay being risk factors for ADHD. He wonders if this affects the choice of management of her ADHD symptoms. How would you address his query?
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