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Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Karen Gentile and Jean Russo discuss pediatric health conditions and parenting concerns in an evidence-based educational podcast aimed at parents and other pediatric healthcare providers. Powered by Kids First Pediatric Partners, one of the leading pediatric practices in the Northshore and located in Skokie, Illinois. 

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Aug 13, 2019

Nurse Practitioner Karen Gentile is joined today with special guest Carly Lapin, Board Certified Behavioral Analyst and our very own Medical Assistant Patsy Sotelo!  Patsy's son has ASD and she shares her own personal journey with the diagnosis and Carly helps Patsy with some of the challenging issues she faces daily.  In this episode we discuss:

  • What is Autism
    • Why does it happen/what causes it?
    • Symptoms
  • Typical age at diagnosis
  • Patsy’s personal experience with her son’s diagnosis
  • Potty training a child with ASD
  • Positive reinforcement techniques
  • Sleep training a child with ASD
  • Food selectivity in a child with ASD
  • Advice for parents with a new diagnosis

Carly can be found at

(847) 970-0748