Category Archives: Autism

Welcoming Dr. Neal Rojas, MD

Recently the speech therapists at Jennifer Katz, Inc. discussed how helpful it would be to hear from a developmental pediatrician to help answer some of the the following questions: Clarification between developmental and regular pediatrician? In addition to Autism, what do developmental pediatricians diagnose? What does a typical assessment look like? Advice on how to refer and/or what diagnosis do they look at  (in addition to ASD) Differential referrals (psych vs neuro vs psycho ed) When to refer? What is to be gained in eval for a family who is already getting therapies (what added value?) Cost considerations? Dr. Neal … Continue reading

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Autism and Emotions-Movie “Inside Out” helps teach us both

I am so excited about the upcoming movie from Pixar, ‘Inside Out’. The film will be set in the head of a young girl, Riley Anderson, where five emotions—Joy, Anger, Disgust, Fear and Sadness—try to lead the girl through her life. As I sat through this preview I could not help but think about all of the people with autism who have a hard time understanding and expressing emotions. This movie also happens to be set in San Francisco, home to our speech therapy practice and many children with autism. There are many strategies to teaching emotions to children with … Continue reading

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