By Dr. Diana Graham and Dr. Christopher Min, pediatric psychologists at CHOC For many of us, the COVID-19 pandemic has created a “new normal” as efforts to curb the spread of the virus have changed what day-to-day life looks like. It can be difficult to balance maintaining our physical and mental health while also supporting […]
Cooking as a family this Thanksgiving can be an enjoyable experience for all parents and children, including those with challenges related to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) such as food aversions or sensory issues. With a bit of planning, the experience can be fun, and help strengthen important skills. The Thompson Autism Center at CHOC offers […]
By Dr. Hannah Greenbaum, neuropsychology postdoctoral fellow at CHOC and Dr. Melanie Fox, pediatric psychologist at CHOC As we have taken important steps to practice physical distancing throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, virtually all children and teens have had much less interaction with their peers than they typically would. Peer support is a very important part […]
With election season here, it’s hard to miss the onslaught of media coverage and chatter about political issues and candidates. While this is an important time for our country, it can be overwhelming for parents wondering how to talk to kids about politics. “Politics are front and center right now, making it a great time […]
We understand how important it is to visit loved ones during a hospitalization, especially a child’s. However, for the safety of our patients, families, physicians and staff, CHOC strictly enforces limited visitation on our campus during times such as flu season and the COVID-19 pandemic. Our pediatric psychologists and child life specialists have teamed up […]
A CHOC pediatric psychologist offers tips to parents of children struggling to transition back to virutal school amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Dr. Sheila Modir, pediatric psychologist at CHOC As communities navigate through re-opening efforts after shelter-in-place orders, it’s natural for adults and children alike to have mixed emotions about what is to come. Children tend to echo the feelings of their parents or caregivers. They will look to the adults in their lives for support […]