Thursday, March 01, 2007

Show #45 Quirky Kids: Conversation with Dr. Perri Klass, Part 1

Dr. Perri Klass teaches both Pediatrics and Journalism at New York University. She is the author, along with Dr. Eileen Costello of Quirky Kids: Understanding and Helping Your Child Who Doesn't Fit In- When to Worry and When Not To Worry.
I spoke with Dr. Klass about a wide range of subjects, from what makes a quirky kid different from others, to how the labels work; why things are so different now than a few years ago, and why there seems to be a epidemic of kids diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. In our next show, we'll talk more with Dr. Klass about the family effects of Quirky Kids, including how they effect siblings and family relationships. We also discuss Dr. Klass's program, Reach Out and Read, that provides books to children at well child visits to the pediatrician.

For anyone struggling with a child who just seems different from the rest, this is the show for you.

Click here to download Show #45: Conversation with Dr. Perri Klass

For those interested in Dr. Klass's knitting, and writing about knitting, click here.


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