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Tourette Syndrome: What Parents Need to Know

Tourette's affects 1 in 360 kids. Here's what parents need to know, from tics to treatment

Apraxia of Speech

Apraxia (aka childhood apraxia of speech) is difficult to diagnose. Learn about the symptoms and treatments.

Dyslexia: Fix the Disconnect

Defining and diagnosing dyslexia helps parents and schools connect to help kids with learning differences succeed. Plus, New Jersey's new dyslexia laws.

ADHD in Kids on the Rise

ADHD in kids is rising dramatically. Philadelphia-area experts discuss the new ADHD information and what parents should do if they feel their child is misdiagnosed.

Differences Welcome

Families with kids with special needs have many opportunities to explore programming and entertainment at area attractions this spring. Local family venues offer special events this month in recognition of Autism Awareness, as well as ongoing programming for kids with sensory issues.

Sensory Processing Disorder

A starkly real condition lacks recognition as a diagnosis — with a photo essay by Brian Mengini, The Faces of SPD.

Unstuck: Escaping OCD's Grip

Strategies include freeing the mind from obsessions and compulsive behavior. Viruses sometimes cause the disorder.

Pediatric Cancer Research Advances

Scientists have made tremendous progress in understanding the basic genetics of cancer — why some kids get it and some don't.

Parents Offer ADHD Advice

On the MetroKids Facebook page and at the support website DailyStrength, we asked parents of kids with ADHD for suggestions to other parents. Here’s what they said.

Bipolar's Alarming Increase

Is it real, or just better recognition and diagnosis?

Asthma: The Focus Is on Control

With no single cause to pursue for a cure, in recent years the medical emphasis has been on controlling asthma. Here's what parents need to know.

Cerebral Palsy Research Update

Researchers, both in Delaware and nationally, are making strides in the prevention and treatment of cerebral palsy.

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