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Educational & Learning Clinic Identifies Challenges, Reduces Stress

At Keystone, our providers are skilled in assessing and working with a wide range of student needs that include learning challenges, such as learning disabilities, dyslexia and other contributing issues, and giftedness, which can result in children struggling socially and/or emotionally Common diagnoses include: Learning Challenges: If your child is struggling academically, a learning disability […]


Promote Children’s Social Skills and Expressions of Gratitude during the Holidays

By Andrew Scherbarth, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Clinical Child Psychologist While for many of us the holidays have religious meaning, they also have social meaning. Including everyone in activities, helping, sharing and thankfulness—all of these are useful around the holiday season regardless of whether we are just at home or surrounded by extended family. To help kids develop […]


Aggression, Tantrums and Refusal—Annoying and Frustrating but Treatable

The trifecta of terrible problem behavior in children is physical or verbal aggression, with tantrums and refusal to follow instructions. These symptoms are often consistent with the diagnosis of Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD). It is very annoying and frustrating for parents and peers—to say the least. Parents often try their best to manage it—including seeking […]


Keystone Provides Medication Management

When needed, we can prescribe and monitor the medications recommended for your child, while also making sure that they are effective and interacting with other medications safely. Tammy Tran, M.D., Keystone’s medical director, works as part of our team of providers to develop a group plan for each child to assist families and primary care […]


Focus on a Happy Holiday

  Does it feel like the Grinch stole your holiday spirit? For many, the holidays are anything but happy, with the stress of spending too much and dealing with family dysfunction. All of these can wreck the holiday season. When we focus on the past, the problems and the feelings of frustration it produces take […]


November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month

Keystone Behavioral Pediatrics’ Neuropsychological Assessment Clinic, led by co-directors Rea Anne A. Romero, Ph.D., licensed psychologist, and Rebecca J. Penna, Ph.D., NCSP, neuropsychologist and clinical psychologist, provides comprehensive evaluation of brain functions and processes. The neuropsychological approach is particularly useful for individuals who have experienced a brain injury or other medical conditions that impact the […]


Macy’s Makes a Special Wish Come True at Thanksgiving for a Special Young Person

Sam LaManna is 14 years old and a student at Mainspring Academy a school for students with special needs. When he celebrated his birthday this past January, he had just one wish – to get an autograph from Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Executive Producer, Amy Kule. Sam first saw Amy cut the ribbon at the […]


“Monkey See, Monkey Do”: Protecting Kids from Negative Social Influence in the Media

By Andrew Scherbarth, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Clinical Child Psychologist What exactly is social influence? Social influence is the effect of modeling – not runway models with their fancy clothes but the effects that happen when kids see how others behave. Social influence can be a good thing, such as when kids see good role models who make […]


Second Keystone OT Therapist Named 2016 Fieldwork Educator

Samantha Bean West, pediatric occupational therapist, assistant director of occupational therapy, CMS Early Steps Provider, Handwriting Without Tears® Level 1 Certified Handwriting Specialist, joined RJ Navarro, director of rehabilitative medicine, in being recognized as 2016 Fieldwork Educator of the Year by Florida State College at Jacksonville and Florida Occupational Therapy Educational Consortium on Nov. 5, […]


Military Transitions Clinic Helps Children Cope

Under the direction of Brian Ludden, MS, LMHC, NCC, CCMHC, Keystone’s Military Transitions Clinic focuses on those issues that are unique to service members and their families. Our experience with military families allows us to provide the support these families need through a variety of military-life transitions; for example, preparations for permanent changes of station, deployment […]


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