REHABILITATION, EVALUATION, AND LEARNING FOR AUTISTIC INFANTS AND TODDLERS AT EINSTEIN
The Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center provides multidisciplinary evaluation and treatment for children of all ages with Autistic Spectrum Disorders.
The RELATE program offers in-depth multidisciplinary diagnostic evaluations and treatment for children, birth to preschool, with language, social, and/or behavioral difficulties including Autism and other related disorders.
Available services include
- Multidisciplinary diagnostic clarification utilizing state of the art instruments for the diagnosis of Autism in infants and toddlers
- Formulation of a comprehensive intervention plan with specific recommendations
- On-going follow-up and assistance for families in advocating for school programs and therapeutic services
- Referral for appropriate additional medical work-up, including genetics, neurology, and gastroenterology, as needed
Center-based services include
- Development pediatrics
- Speech and language therapy
- Physical and occupational therapy
- Multidisciplinary feeding group and nutrition for management of behavioral feeding disorders
- Parent/child dyadic therapy, behavior management and parent support
- Evaluation and management of toe-walking. including prescribing and fabrication of adaptive equipment
- Pharmacotherapy for management of behavior problems
- Muniz EI, Silver EJ, Stein REK, "Family Routines and Social-Emotional School Readiness Among Preschool-Age Children" 2014, Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 35.93-99. DB Fellowship Graduate 2013.
- Scharf R, Demmer RT, Silver EJ, and Stein REK. "Nighttime Sleep Duration and Externalizing Behaviors in Preschool Children". Journal of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics. 2013, 34:384-391 PMID: 23838583.
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Papers in Press
- Horwitz SM, Hurlburt MS, Heneghan A, Zhang J, Rolls-Reutz J, Landsverk J, Stein REK. Persistence of Mental Health Problems in Very Young Children Investigated by US Child Welfare Agencies. Academic Pediatrics. (In Press)
- Stein, REK. Are we on the right track? C. Anderson Aldrich Award presentation address. American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition. Orlando Florida, October 2013
Congratulations are in order for Ruth E. K. Stein, M.D. for winning the C. Anderson Aldrich Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics at its National Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida in October, 2013. Dr. Stein, a relatively recent addition to CERC, but a long-time faculty member at Einstein, delivered the presentation address—“Are we on the right track?”
During the past year, Ruth has collaborated with Einstein colleagues and co-authored four articles related to the care of children and adolescents, including one which should be of great interest to CERC staff, entitled “Chronic Conditions Among Children Investigated by Child Welfare,” Pediatrics, 2013. She continues to be active in research, with an additional two papers in press and three presentations at national meetings.
Dr. Susan Chinitz, Director of the Early Childhood Center and professor of clinical pediatrics, participated in a public policy forum at the Center for New York City Affairs, The New School, on Friday, October 4th, 2013. The subject of this discussion was “Baby Steps: Poverty, Chronic Stress & New York’s Youngest Children.”
Abstracts Accepted for Pediatric Academic Society’s 2014 Meeting (presenting authors):
- Lauren Tarnok, MD (DBP Fellowship Graduate, 2014): How Competent Do Pediatric Residents Feel About Assessing Children's School Experience and Mental Health?
- Marie Clark, MD, MPH (DBP Fellowship Graduate, 2014): Are Very Preterm Infants on TPN at Risk for Carnitine Deficiency? A National Survey
- Maria Valicenti-McDermott, MD, MS: Sleep Disorders in Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities
- Lisa Shulman, MD: Stability of Autism Diagnosis in Children Under 24 Months
Below is a recent list of presentations at national meetings:
- Clark MA, Benenson B, Stein REK. The EMPOWER Curriculum: Expanding DBP into the Community. Workshop presentation at the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Baltimore, MD Sept. 2013
- Trimm, F. Rosenberg, M, Voigt, R, Incorporating Entrustable Professional Activities into Fellowship. Workshop presentation at the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Baltimore, MD Sept. 2013
- Tarnok LA, Silver EJ, and Stein REK. Are We Successfully Training Pediatricians to Assess Children’s School Experience? Poster Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Baltimore, MD Sept. 2013