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When a Child Can't "Just Eat It"
Keith Ayoob, EdD, RD, FADN
Ida Barresi, MA, CCC-SLP
Leon Kirschner, OTR
Summer 2016

When the Words Get Stuck: Insights into Childhood Stuttering
Risa Battino, M.S., CCC-SLP
Summer 2014

Childhood Obesity: Keeping generation Z from becoming XXL
Keith-Thomas Ayoob, EdD, RD
Winter 2013-2014

DSM 5 and the new Autism Spectrum Disorder Criteria: What’s it all about?
Lisa Shulman, MD.
Summer 2013

Dental Care for Children with Special Needs
By Farah Alam, DDS
Late Winter 2012-2013

The Richest Entitlement:
Early Intervention for Infants and Toddlers in Foster Care

Sheryl Dicker, J.D and Cynthia Rivera, Cardozo School of Law Class of 2013
Summer 2012

Disruptive Behavior Disorders in Children
Merryl Schechtman, M.D.
Winter 2011-2012

The Oral Language Foundations of Literacy
Lydia Soifer, Ph.D, CCC-SLP
Summer 2011

"Dual Diagnosis": Young Children with Intellectual Disabilities and Behavior Problems
Susan Vig, ED.M., PH.D.
Fall 2010

Autism and the Geneticist:  Is It Inherited Or Not?
Robert W. Marion, M.D.
Spring 2010

The Promise of Early Intervention
Sheryl Dicker, J.D.
Fall 2009

Fathers, Fathering, and Fatherhood
Nathaniel Donson, M.D.
Spring 2009

Applied Behavior Analysis: Early Behavioral Intervention for Children
Dimitra Robokos, Ed.M., Ph.D.
Fall 2008

Sensory Processing Disorders
Elizabeth Ridgway, OTR and Sarah Schoen, PhD., OTR
Spring 2008

Understanding Bilingualism and Its Effect on Children’s Language Development
Brenda Rodriguez, M.S., CCC/SLP
Summer 2007

Is it Autism or Something Else? Conditions Confused with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Susan Vig, Ph.D. and Ruth Kaminer, M.D.
Winter 2006-2007

Growing a Healthy Child - One Mouthful at a Time
Keith Ayoob, Ed.D., R.D.
Summer 2006

Controversial Therapies in the Treatment of Young Children with Developmental Disabilities: Medical Perspective
Merryl Schechtman, M.D.
Winter 2005-2006

Intervention for Language Processing and Discourse Skills
Brenda Rodriguez, MS, CCC-SLP and Melissa Palombini, MS, CCC-SLP
Summer 2005

Principles of Attachment: Critical Component in the Evaluation of Behavior Problems of Young Children
Susan Chinitz, Psy.D.
Winter 2004-2005

Management of Behavioral Problems in Young Children
Denise Giammanco, M.A. and Marian Silverman, Psy.D.
Summer 2004

Mental Retardation in Young Children
Susan Vig, Ph.D. and Eleanora Jedrysek, M.Ph.
Winter 2003-2004

Autism in Infants and Toddlers
Lisa Shulman, MD.
Summer 2003

Infant Mental Health Project at the Early Childhood Center
The Baby Program: Reflections on the First Year
Anne Murphy, MSEd., Rebecca King, Psy.D., and Susan Chinitz, Psy.D.
Winter 2002-2003

What's New in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?
Ruth Kaminer, M.D.
Summer 2002

Enhancing Language Development in Everyday Activities
Nancy Tarshis, M.A., CCC/SLP
Winter 2001-2002

Evaluation as Intervention for Young Children
Susan Vig, Ph.D. and Ruth Kaminer, M.D.
Summer 2001

Oral Health for Infants and Young Children
Nancy Dougherty, D.M.D.
Winter 2000-2001

Maternal Depression and Child Development
Ronit Kahana-Kalman, Ph.D.
Summer 2000

Number Concept Development in Young Children
Eleonora Jedrysek, M.Ph.
Winter 1999-2000

Cerebral Palsy
Rani Kathirithamby, M.D.
Summer 1999

Early Childhood Stuttering
Betsy LaVecchia, M.S., CCC/SLP
Winter 1998-1999

Communication, Language, and Thinking Skills:  A Partnership in the Preschool Years
Lydia Soifer, Ph.D., CCC/SLP
Summer 1998

Young Children's Object Play:  A Window on Development
Susan Vig, Ph.D.
Winter 1997-1998

Baby Team:  Making Family Centered Early Intervention a Reality
Amy Adler, Ph.D.
Deborah Meringolo, M.A., M.S.
Nancy Tarshis, M.A., CCC/SLP
Carol Terilli, R.P.T.
Summer 1997

Providing an Optimal Acoustic Envirnoment for Young Children in Classrooms
Janie Chobot, M.A., CCC/A
Winter 1996-1997

Joint Attention
Marian Wiener-Margulies, Ph.D. and Ruth Kaminer, M.D.
Summer 1996

Young Children's Exposure to Community Violence
Susan Vig, Ph.D.
Winter 1995-1996

Characteristics of Pervasive Developmental Disorder in Young Children
Susan Vig, Ph.D.
Spring 1995


The Early Intervention Training Institute is funded by the Administration on Developmental Disabilities, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

CERC Corner

  1. Einstein Faculty Receive NIH Career Development Awards
    Friday, October 28, 2016
  2. more news


  • Muniz EI, Silver EJ, Stein REK, "Family Routines and Social-Emotional School Readiness Among Preschool-Age Children" 2014Journal 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

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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

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