Author Archives: Dr. Adiaha Spinks-Franklin, developmental-behavioral pediatrician

About Dr. Adiaha Spinks-Franklin, developmental-behavioral pediatrician

I am a developmental-behavioral pediatrician at Texas Children’s Hospital. My other research experiences including exploring the racial identity development of school-aged African American and Latino children in the Houston area who are participating in a reading intervention program. My current project explores healthcare disparities among children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Fidget spinner craze: Help or hindrance?

Over the last few months, fidget spinners have become all the rage among children and adults in the United States. Fidget spinners are hand-held devices containing ball bearings that can … Full Entry »

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Invisible disabilities: Advocating for the unseen

Parents of preemies often remark on how one can never quite seem to leave the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) behind. Sometimes they are referring to the emotional effects of a … Full Entry »

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Explaining behavior therapy to children and teens

Behavior therapy refers to a modality of psychotherapy designed to help parents develop effective strategies for managing their child’s behaviors. Behavior therapy also teaches children healthy ways of managing their … Full Entry »

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Toxic stress and child development

“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”—Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa Children can experience a number … Full Entry »

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Homework: The great debate

School days! School daze! Homework haze! Ugh. Homework…It can be a challenging or rewarding time for parents and their children.

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