Not surprisingly, children often “clam up” when they’re brought to the doctor. Their reluctance may be no cause for concern-or it could indicate an underlying issue.
Not surprisingly, children often “clam up” during doctor visits. Their reluctance may be no cause for concern-or it could indicate an underlying issue. In this podcast, Dr Doris Greenberg describes real-life scenarios that clinicians may face in their practices and discusses some of the reasons for a child's reluctance to talk.
Dr Greenberg is a Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician at the Mercer University School of Medicine and Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the Backus Children’s Hospital Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia.
She has several talks scheduled at the upcoming US Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress in San Diego. Specifically, her presentation on “The Child Who Isn’t Talking: Sorting Out the Causes” is scheduled for Saturday, November 10th, from 8:30 to 10 AM.
When Children Won't Talk