November 2nd, 2017

  During October’s Dyslexia Awareness Month, New York’s Yellin Center for Mind, Brain, and Education posted an important series of articles on their blog debunking commonly-held myths (see yesterday’s PediaBlog) and reviewing assistive technologies available for students diagnosed with dyslexia, curricula and...

November 1st, 2017

  Writing for the Yellin Center for Mind, Brain, and Education blog, learning specialist Beth Guadagni reveals 5 falsehoods about dyslexia: > Kids with dyslexia are mentally handicapped or lazy. > Boys are more likely to have dyslexia than girls....

October 23rd, 2017

  This is interesting: When children spend more time in structured activities, they get worse at working toward goals, making decisions, and regulating their behavior, according to a study. Instead, kids might learn more when they have the responsibility to...

September 21st, 2017

  Does this strike you as painfully obvious? American high school students with poor grades are much more likely to have unhealthy behaviors — including illegal drug use — than teens at the top of the class, federal health officials...

August 25th, 2017

This week, The PediaBlog has focused on easing anxieties grade school and middle school students might be feeling as the new school year approaches. For the 20% of American children with ADHD, learning disabilities, or other issues that pose obstacles...

August 24th, 2017

About 20% of American schoolchildren have a diagnosed (or diagnosable) problem affecting their ability to learn efficiently. We call these situations where there are obstacles to efficient learning “learning disabilities.” Last year on The PediaBlog, we considered what a student...

August 23rd, 2017

  Just a few days away and the new school year begins. Yesterday, we explored ways to make your grade school child more comfortable with the start of a new school year. Understood.org reminds us that many middle schoolers anticipate the...

August 22nd, 2017

  “Summertime done come and gone My oh My” — Hunter/Garcia   My oh my, indeed! For most children living in Pennsylvania, these are the last few days of freedom before that first bell rings and the school year gets...

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    Ned Ketyer, M.D.

    Ned Ketyer, M.D.

    Dr. Ketyer has special interests in developmental pediatrics and preventative medicine, specifically how nutrition and the environment affect health. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont and his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School. He completed his residency at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

    As one of the founding physicians of Pediatric Alliance, PC, Dr. Ketyer served as its president from 1997-2004. He has been practicing general pediatrics at Pediatric Alliance since 1990. Dr. Ketyer and his wife have three boys and live in Pittsburgh's South Hills. 



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