STLCH Earns LGBTQ “Top Performer” Designation
Improving access to care for African-American children with autism
College students access eating disorders therapy via phone app
COVID-19 disproportionately affects developmentally disabled
Pandemic Parenting Turned Me Into a Bad Mom
African American children with autism experience long delays in diagnosis
Nature vs. nurture Studying adversity’s effects on children’s brains
Brain imaging of babies with Down syndrome focus of $11.5 million grant
Stable home lives improve prospects for preemies
Medical challenges at birth less important than stressful home life in predicting future psychiatric health
$9.5 million aimed at detecting autism earlier in childhood
Metcalfe gift supports study of adversity’s effects on children’s brains
Creative workshops help kids relieve stress with art
Dr. Rogers to be Honored at Salute to Excellence in Healthcare
Doctors address mental health crisis among Rohingya refugees
Fleeing violence in Myanmar, refugees who are unsure of future settle in Bangladeshi camps
Mobile phone technology to screen, help treat college students
Phone app targets depression, anxiety, eating disorders
SLCH Launching New Inpatient Unit
St. Louis Children’s Hospital is launching a new 14-bed inpatient unit, for which an active search is underway for leadership of the new unit.
Parenting in the Internet Age
Starting on page 26, Dr. Eric Spiegel offers advice on making a plan for screen time at home.
Why genetic tests matter for autistic people
Genetic tests for people with autism are far from routine and don’t always yield results, but the information they offer can change lives.
Growing up transgender
Effective Alternatives to Spanking
New child maltreatment research center launched with $6.5 million NIH grant
Does Social Media Drive Depression?
Dr. Eric Spiegel offers advice on cell phone usage for children.
Perfectionism in young children may indicate OCD risk
Dr. Constantino Interviewed on St. Louis on the Air
2018 Distinguished Faculty
Excessive Screen Time for Kids and New Recommendations
Dr. Eric Spiegel on SLCH’s Radio Rounds discusses strategies for managing children’s screen time.
Mental health support in the newborn nursery
Drs. Rogers and Constantino examine the importance of parental mental health screening in response to recent tragedy.
Five hot topics in autism research in 2017
Notable 2017 Findings in Autism Research
Brain networks that help babies learn to walk ID’d
Scientists have identified brain networks involved in a baby’s learning to walk — a discovery that eventually may help predict whether infants are at risk for autism.
The findings build on previous research that has shown that babies who have delays in developing skills involved in coordination and movement are more likely to be diagnosed subsequently with autism spectrum disorder.
Brain Development and Anxiety Disorders
Drs. Rogers and Sylvester appear on the Pulse of St. Louis to discuss the implications of recent research on child brain development.
2016-2017 Distinguished Service Teaching Awards
Drs. Anne Glowinski, Dehra Harris, and Celina Jacobi were recognized in an October 24th ceremony for their dedication and service in training new physicians.
Discussing Halloween Safety With Your Kids
How to Talk to Kids about Impulsivity & ADHD
Dr. Dehra Harris is interviewed on How to Talk to Kids About Anything, a podcast hosted by Dr. Robyn Silverman.
How to talk to kids about ’13 Reasons Why,’ suicide and terrorist attacks
St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Aisha Sultan and KMOX radio host Debbie Monterrey talk with Dr. Eric Spiegel, director of child psychiatry at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, about how to talk about the most sensitive and difficult topics with children and whether parents need to watch the controversial Netflix series about a teenager’s suicide.
In autism, genes drive early eye gaze abnormalities
Dr. Dehra Harris received the award of Clinical Teacher of the Year
On May 19, 2017, Dr. Dehra Harris, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, received the award of Clinical Teacher of the Year.
Neuroimaging technique may help predict autism among high-risk infants
Caring for Mom and Baby
Children’s outcomes improve when perinatal mental health issues are addressed.
Brain network connections may underlie social behavior linked to autism
Multicenter research effort may help identify autism risk earlier in life…
Helping Children Cope with Trauma
Most children grow up without a worry in the world – and their only concern is “what’s for dinner?” However, there are some whose lives aren’t as carefree as they should be…
Early signs of anxiety, depression may be evident in newborns
Brain scans may indicate clues to later problems.
What Grandmothers Can Teach Science About Autism
Dr. John Constantino’s Second Generation Survey Project seeks to gather information about the genetic transmission of autistic traits in families.