Dr. Joshua Sparrow

A Child Psychiatrist Talks About Autism

January 15, 2011

Dr. Joshua Sparrow, a child psychiatrist with the Brazelton Touchpoints Center at Children’s Hospital in Boston, recently responded to in the New York Times questions about children and the stress of the holiday season.

Several readers wrote about their children with autism spectrum disorders and their children’s difficulties both with handling the sensory overload that comes with this time of year and with understanding the deeper meanings of the holidays. The challenges of children with autism spectrum disorders and the behaviors that result can be baffling for those who have had little experience with them. It can likewise be baffling for those who are familiar with autism, including parents and other family members, as well as the children themselves. Curious? Continue reading

Source: New York Times

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