Digital therapeutics can solve the greatest unmet need in behavioral healthcare: early intervention

Cognoa CMO, Sharief Taraman, MD, DABPN, DABPM, FAAP, authored a MedCity News Influencer article about the potential of digital therapeutics and ai to empower pediatricians and make early intervention possible for more children. Our mental and behavioral health is largely determined by how the brain develops during the first few years of life when the brain is most actively developing.…

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Newly Expanded Recommendations on Autism Seek to Catch More Kids Who Might Fall Through the Cracks

WRITTEN BY Shannon Ashley The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that all children get screened for autism spectrum disorder at their 18- and 24-month well-child checkups. Today, those recommendations have been significantly enhanced. These new guidelines now recommend developmental and behavioral surveillance at 9-, 18-, and 30-month visits in addition to the standardized ASD screening at 18 and 24 months old.…

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Closing the Gaps in Pediatric Behavioral Health

Currently, most pediatricians choose to refer children to a specialist to be diagnosed and treated for behavioral conditions such as autism — often with waitlists of a year to three years. Nationwide, we continue to face an enormous and growing shortage of specialists, so the heartbreaking reality for most children and families is delayed diagnosis and late access to treatments.…