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Brain Matters

Welcome to “Brain Matters” where our team of experts share educational insights related to medical concerns to support, guide, and provide hope to patients and their families.

The content included in this blog is for informational purposes and is not intended as a substitute for individualized medical or therapeutic consultation, diagnosis or treatment. Please contact your physician with specific questions or concerns related to your healthcare.

Sep 15 | Open House Berks County Autism Treatment Center

Sep 15 | Open House Berks County Autism Treatment Center

This treatment center provides ABA therapy services for children with autism and other neurological and behavioral concerns: Special ...

Join Team Hope’s Heroes | Upcoming Walks

Join Team Hope’s Heroes | Upcoming Walks

Join NeurAbilities Healthcare in supporting individuals with autism by becoming a member of our walk team, Hope's Heroes. Hope's ...

In The News: WGAL/NBC8 Covers Lancaster PA Opening

In The News: WGAL/NBC8 Covers Lancaster PA Opening

We recently opened up a new Autism Treament Center in Lancaster, PA. A big thank you to WGAL / NBC8 news for covering our open house ...

Aug 24 | Attention and Executive Skills in Individuals with Epilepsy

Aug 24 | Attention and Executive Skills in Individuals with Epilepsy

Attention & Executive Functioning Skills in Individuals with EPILEPSY August 24, 2022 6:00 - 7:00 PM Brought to you by the EFEPA ...

ABA Summer Camp 2022

ABA Summer Camp 2022

August 01-26 |2 Locations in NJ & PA | Freehold | NE Philly | Half Day Schedules The NeurAbilities ABA Program is now enrolling ...

5 Questions Answered: Genetic Testing

5 Questions Answered: Genetic Testing

Answers provided by Richard Boles, MD Medical Geneticist, Director of Neurogenomics Program    How do I know if we ...

Child Development Information and Resources

Child Development Information and Resources

Your free guide to: tracking your child’s developmental milestones, answers to frequently asked questions provided by expert doctors, ...

Getting Ready For A Neuropsychological Evaluation

Getting Ready For A Neuropsychological Evaluation

By Hilary Murphy, PhD Clinical Neuropsychologist | Director of Training and Graduate Education In my experience, the term ...

10 Tips for Mental Health Awareness Month

10 Tips for Mental Health Awareness Month

By Lisa Alberts, DNP, APRN-BC, PMHNP-BC Psychiatric & Primary Care Nurse Practitioner May is Mental Health Awareness month and ...

Practical Strategies to Support Executive Functioning at Home

Practical Strategies to Support Executive Functioning at Home

The term “executive functioning” refers to the set of skills that helps us complete tasks efficiently (or execute functions!). These skills make goal-directed behavior possible! Executive functions are commonly thought of as the “CEO of our brain”. They allow us to plan and...

Autism: Navigating The Journey

Autism: Navigating The Journey

Autism is a spectrum disorder, presenting differently in each person and requiring an interdisciplinary approach to diagnosis and ...

Tantrum in the Grocery Store! What Can I Do?

Tantrum in the Grocery Store! What Can I Do?

By: Kaori Nepo, Ph.D., BCBA-D | Vice President, ABA Clinical Operation Parents often have to deal with challenging behaviors from ...

Moments That Matter #4

Moments That Matter #4

It’s the final Friday of Autism Acceptance Month. Thanks to our employees who shared their “moments that matter” in autism ...

Moments That Matter #3

Moments That Matter #3

It’s the third Friday of Autism Acceptance Month. Thanks to our employees who shared their “moments that matter” in autism ...

Apr 28 | Autism: Navigating The Journey

Apr 28 | Autism: Navigating The Journey

Autism is a spectrum disorder, presenting differently in each person and requiring an interdisciplinary approach to diagnosis and ...

Autism and Some Differences Between Boys and Girls

Autism and Some Differences Between Boys and Girls

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Some Differences Between Boys and Girls By: Azlen Theobald, PsyD Neuropsychologist Children and ...

Newsletter Spring Edition 2022

Newsletter Spring Edition 2022

Can you believe it’s spring? People seem as if they are awakening from hibernation after a long winter. As the days now are getting ...

Moments That Matter #2

Moments That Matter #2

It’s the second Friday of Autism Acceptance Month. Thanks to our employees who shared their “moments that matter” in autism ...

Moments That Matter #1

Moments That Matter #1

It’s Autism Acceptance Month! In recognition of this special month, we asked members of our team about the moments that matter in ...

Chicken Nuggets Again?! When Your Child with Autism Refuses to Try New Foods

Chicken Nuggets Again?! When Your Child with Autism Refuses to Try New Foods

by Lauren Sivelle, MSEd, BCBA Lauren Sivelle is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst providing care and ABA treatment in our Freehold, ...

The Benefits of Family Therapy

The Benefits of Family Therapy

By Rachel Schwartz, Mobile Therapist, MFT, M.S.Ed., BCBA, LBS In 2005, an American writer named David Foster Wallace created a ...

The Benefits of a Neuropsychological Evaluation

The Benefits of a Neuropsychological Evaluation

This webinar presentation was hosted and recorded by the NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome... Dr. Cristina Sperrazza will speak about ...

Addressing the Silent Needs of Siblings of Children with an Autism Diagnosis

Addressing the Silent Needs of Siblings of Children with an Autism Diagnosis

By Alexandra Back, M.A., ATR-BC, LPC Director of Creative Arts Programs at NeurAbilities Healthcare While it is necessary for us ...

Medication Treatments: Making the Decision

Medication Treatments: Making the Decision

By Romaine Schubert, M.D., Pediatric Neurologist  If you are reading this, then most likely you are considering treating your child ...

Frequently Asked Questions – Neurogenomics

Frequently Asked Questions – Neurogenomics

How do I know if we need genetic testing? Conditions that commonly are referred to genetics in a neurology setting include:● ...

Is Co-Sleeping Becoming A Pain In Your Neck?

Is Co-Sleeping Becoming A Pain In Your Neck?

Presenter: Erin O'Brien, BCBA Board Certified Behavior Analyst, NeurAbilities Healthcare Many parents will (initially) find some ...

Whining, Crying and Screaming, Oh My!

Whining, Crying and Screaming, Oh My!

Many children quickly learn that whining, crying and screaming can be very effective in getting what they want. Unfortunately, this ...

Transitioning From ABA to School Services

Transitioning From ABA to School Services

Presenter: Erin O'Brien, BCBA Board Certified Behavior Analyst, NeurAbilities Healthcare When should a child transition from ABA ...

Hope Talks – What Does Epilepsy Have To Do With Autism?

Hope Talks – What Does Epilepsy Have To Do With Autism?

Presented by Mark Mintz, M.D., Chief Medical Officer Epilepsy can occur in up to 40% of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders ...

Holiday Tips to Reduce Stress for Children

Holiday Tips to Reduce Stress for Children

Holidays can be also be a time of anxiety, especially if a family member may have a neurodiversity coupled with challenging behaviors...

Questions Answered: Genetic Testing for Neurological Disorders

Questions Answered: Genetic Testing for Neurological Disorders

Your Questions Answered: Genetic Testing for Neurological Disorders Wednesday, November 17th | 5:00-6:00pm In recent years, genetic ...

Conference: Linking Information About Learning Disabilities

Conference: Linking Information About Learning Disabilities

October 15 & 16, 2021 LDA of New Jersey is partnering with LDA of Michigan for a two-day virtual conference for parents, ...

What Does A Diagnosis Mean To Us?

What Does A Diagnosis Mean To Us?

As part of Child Neurology Foundation's "What A Diagnosis Means To Me" campaign, here's what some of our patients have to say. At ...

HOPE Talks for Parents

HOPE Talks for Parents

Spreading the Love: Dividing Time Among Siblings Thursday, September 30th, 2021 | 12:30 - 1:00pm | WEBINARWhen there are children with ...

6 Ways To Support Your Child’s Development During COVID-19

6 Ways To Support Your Child’s Development During COVID-19

By Azlen Theobald, PsyD, Post-Doctoral Fellow in Neuropsychology 1. Engage with your kids Set limits on work and home time so it ...

Highlighting Strengths and Diminishing Challenges for Children with ASD

Highlighting Strengths and Diminishing Challenges for Children with ASD

A Collaborative Approach in Caring for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders Thank you to Autism Speaks for co-hosting this Webinar ...

Autism and Genetics: How Your Child Might Benefit From Testing

Autism and Genetics: How Your Child Might Benefit From Testing

Printed courtesy of Autism Advocate Magazine... By Richard Boles, MD, Director of Neurogenomics at NeurAbilities HealthcareThis ...

Ask The Doc: Does My Child Have Developmental Delays?

Ask The Doc: Does My Child Have Developmental Delays?

Ask the Doctor: Amir Miodovnik, M.D., Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician, NeurAbilities Healthcare How do I know if my child has ...

What Is The ADOS-2?

What Is The ADOS-2?

At NeurAbilities Healthcare, we use several diagnostic tools when evaluating for Autism. One component of our evaluation includes the Autism Diagnostic Schedule – Second Edition, (ADOS-2), a well-validated diagnostic instrument...

The Temple Grandin Genome

The Temple Grandin Genome

Commentary by Richard G. Boles, M.D. The Temple Grandin Genome: Comprehensive Analysis in a Scientist with High-Functioning Autism As ...

All About HD-EEG Technology

All About HD-EEG Technology

Contributed by Jeff Keating, Senior Scientist at NeurAbilities Healthcare HD-EEG stands for High Density Electroencephalogram. ...

5 Symptoms of Social Communication Deficits

5 Symptoms of Social Communication Deficits

Contributed by Michael Baniewicz, PsyDNeuropsychologist 5 Symptoms of Social Communication Deficits Avoids Eye ContactChild- refuses ...

20 Warning Signs for Developmental Dyslexia

20 Warning Signs for Developmental Dyslexia

By Michelle Humm, PhD, Pediatric Neuropsychologist Not recognizing that your child has developmental dyslexia could seriously ...

Teaching Mobile Device Leisure to Adults With Autism and Intellectual Disability

Teaching Mobile Device Leisure to Adults With Autism and Intellectual Disability

The use of mobile devices has become a major medium of leisure engagement for the general population. However, individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) experience disparities...

Promoting Self-Management 101

Promoting Self-Management 101

Given the uncertain situations brought to us with COVID, teaching children how to become more responsible and independent has...

Improving Social Outcomes for Children with Autism

Improving Social Outcomes for Children with Autism

Thank you to the India Autism Center for hosting this webinar... Presenter: Azlen Theobald, Neuropsychology Post-Doctoral Fellow, ...

The Benefits of Genetic Testing for Treating Autism

The Benefits of Genetic Testing for Treating Autism

Thank you to the India Autism Center for hosting this webinar... Presenter: Richard Boles, MD, Director of Neurogenomics at ...

Impact of Social Isolation on Children with Autism slides

Impact of Social Isolation on Children with Autism slides

Thank you to the India Autism Center for hosting this webinar. We are unable to share this video recording, but you may view the slide ...

Video Modeling and Other Strategies for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Video Modeling and Other Strategies for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Thank you to the India Autism Center for hosting this webinar... Presenters: Kathleen Stengel, BCBA, CEO of NeurAbilities ...

Dysregulated and Dysexecutive: Supporting Students w/ Autism-ADHD-Executive Dysfunction

Dysregulated and Dysexecutive: Supporting Students w/ Autism-ADHD-Executive Dysfunction

Thank you to the India Autism Center for co-hosting this webinar and to Hilary Murphy, PhD, Neuropsychologist for ...

ABA Autism Services Expanding to Additional Counties in Pennsylvania

ABA Autism Services Expanding to Additional Counties in Pennsylvania

ABA therapy home-based services are now available in three additional Pennsylvania Counties: Philadelphia, Northampton, and Lehigh. These services are provided with strict COVID-19 safety protocols...

Autism Specialty Care Education Series

Autism Specialty Care Education Series

The India Autism Center and NeurAbilities Healthcare have partnered, across continents, to create a FREE webinar series focused on a ...

Child Development Information and Resources

Child Development Information and Resources

Your free guide to: tracking your child’s developmental milestones, answers to frequently asked questions provided by expert doctors, ...

How To Avoid Arguments With Your Children

How To Avoid Arguments With Your Children

Having trouble getting your child to follow directions? Azlen Theobald, PsyD, Neuropsychology Post-Doctoral Fellow at NeurAbilities, ...

The Benefits of Genetic Testing for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Benefits of Genetic Testing for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Thank you to the Family Resource Network for hosting this webinar... https://www.familyresourcenetwork.org/ Presented by Richard ...

Improving Social Outcomes for Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Improving Social Outcomes for Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Presented by Azlen Theobald, Psy.D. An estimated 5% to 10% of the population are affected by neurodevelopmental disorders. Children ...

COVID-19 and Positive Life Lessons for Kids

COVID-19 and Positive Life Lessons for Kids

By Azlen Theobald, PsyD, Post-Doctoral Fellow in Neuropsychology Uncertain times have meant increased anxiety and even evidence of ...

Impact of Social Isolation on Children with Autism

Impact of Social Isolation on Children with Autism

COVID19 has made social isolation a feature of everyday life. While this has certainly contributed to flattening of the curve, it has ...

Positive Behavior Changes At Home

Positive Behavior Changes At Home

Have you just become a teacher overnight? Are you struggling to maintain behavior and motivation while they’re at home? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered!

The Benefits of Genetic Testing for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Benefits of Genetic Testing for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Have you ever wondered if there is an underlying cause related to your child’s autism spectrum disorder? Or, are you curious to know ...

Executive Functioning Skills Fact Sheet

Executive Functioning Skills Fact Sheet

In this quick fact sheet, NeurAbilities Neuropsychologist Hilary Murphy, PhD explains what executive functioning is, different ...

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