Graphic Medicine : pictures for care and healing As many people know, my talks are big on repeated images: a (borrowed) ven diagram to explain how the elements of evidence based practice combine in true informed consent*; a heart to remind people that with all we do it isRead More →

A Pause During Battle: Tech Play Engaged in a pitched battle, our rag tag DIR/Floortime Coaliton of California, fighting hard for the rights of families to have access to all evidence based approaches, including developmental ones, is pitted against an array of companies and organizations devoted to ensuring that onlyRead More →

Evidence Based Practice – An Overview Defining Evidence Based Practice: Evidence Based Practice (EBP) is a process for making better clinical treatment decisions.  In EBP we consider relevant research about a condition and think about what might be useful based on clinical judgment and experience.  We then talk with familiesRead More →

It’s not uncommon: a patient or family member is in severe distress and we need to figure out what to do and find resources right away.  This week SAMHSA the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, released an excellent free app that helps us during difficult moments when weRead More →

You may have noticed that when we post, Barbara Kalmanson and I are giving you links to our own websites, sometimes with more links to click for added resources. There is usually a wait while the page loads and this dissuades people from clicking and reading.  Please don’t be annoyed! Read More →

Advocating for Evidence Based Practices in Autism Spectrum Disorder Our UCSD Autism Research Seminar this morning featured Connie Wong PhD, first author on the report Evidence Based Practices for Children, Youth, and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  It’s free to download at: http://autismpdc.fpg.unc.edu/sites/autismpdc.fpg.unc.edu/files/2014-EBP-Report.pdf This is the most recent reviewRead More →

I am deeply troubled by the problem of helping people understand the existence of hate and brutality of totalitarian regimes and intolerant despots.   The Orphan Master’s Son, a novel by Adam Johnson may help – it depicts the horrific human oppression enough to nearly traumatize readers, and in doingRead More →

We just finished the Profectum conference in Pasadena, which was really great in so many ways including a big boost for advocacy for Parent Choice for Evidence Based Practices. The conference content itself included excellent talks about sensory, motor, and dynamic brain systems, care presentations in multiple settings (school, clinic,Read More →