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Knowles M.D. provides a comprehensive neuro-behavioral evaluation including a medical history and physical examination, followed by research-based recommendations and interventions. We specialize in diagnosing and treating a whole range of conditions and disorders including but not limited to the following:

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ADD & ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

ADHD is a condition with symptoms such as inattentiveness, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. Almost all children have times when their attention or behavior veers out of control. However, for some children, these types of behaviors are more than an occasional problem. Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have behavior problems that are so frequent and severe that they interfere with their ability to function adequately on a daily basis.

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Cognitive and Social Developmental Delays

What are Cognitive and Social Developmental Delays?

This includes the ability to have meaningful relationships with others, interact with others, and being able to pick up on social cues. symptoms include displaying play skills that are inappropriate for the child’s age, having trouble reading social cues, trouble regulating emotions, or becoming easily upset. Cognitive delays include thinking skills, learning, reasoning, and memory.

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Autism

Autism spectrum disorder

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects about 1 in 68 children. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that all children be screened for ASD at their 18- and 24-month well-child checkups. Research shows that starting an intervention program as soon as possible can improve outcomes for many children with autism.​

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Depression and Anxiety

Anxiety and Depression in Children

When symptoms last for a short period of time, it may be a passing case of “the blues.” But if they last for more than two weeks and interfere with regular daily activities and family and school life, your child may have a depressive disorder.

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Learning Disorders

Learning disabilities & disorders

Learning disabilities have nothing to do with how smart a person is. Rather, a person with a learning disability may just see, hear, or understand things differently. That can make everyday tasks, such as studying for a test or staying focused in class, much more difficult. There are strategies a person can learn to make it easier to cope with these differences.

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Delayed Speech, Language, Motor Skills and Thinking Development

Symptoms of Developmental Delay

Developmental Delay is when your child does not reach their developmental milestones at the expected times. It is an ongoing major or minor delay in the process of development. If your child is temporarily lagging behind, that is not called developmental delay. Delay can occur in one or many areas—for example, gross or fine motor, language, social, or thinking skills.

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Habit Disorders

Signs and symptoms

Habit Disorders includes thumb sucking, nail biting, hair pulling and tics (such as shoulder, head and elbow jerks, eye blinking, twitching or squinting of the eyes and jerking of the mouth and cheek). Childhood habits that do not interfere with everyday functioning often require no treatment. However, those that cause substantial distress, social isolation, or physical injury may warrant a therapeutic intervention. Treatments may include the following:

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Regulatory Disorders

Pertaining to Sleep, Feeding Problems or Discipline

Early childhood regulatory disorders account for the most common behavioral abnormalities of the infant and young child that result from regulatory problems associated with age-specific adaptational and developmental tasks. Increasing evidence indicates that these problems need to receive full attention. If left to themselves, such disorders impair the early parent-child relationship, and increase the risk for disturbances later on in life.

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Other Behavioral and Development Problems

Resulting from a Full Range of Pediatric Illnesses and Conditions

It is rare for children to become seriously ill with no warning. Based on your child’s symptoms, you should usually contact your child’s pediatrician for advice. Timely treatment of symptoms can prevent an illness from getting worse or turning into an emergency.

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Useful Resources

  • WebMD
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