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....

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...

January 19th, 2017

How is your child doing in school? Is he a good learner? Is she getting her classwork and homework completed efficiently, leaving some spare time to pursue other talents and interests? Do they enjoy learning, not just in school but also in their...

December 20th, 2016

If you are looking for last-minute children’s gifts for the holidays, you can’t go wrong with books. Book reviewer Siera Wilson says “2016 has been an amazing year for children’s books”: From youngest to eldest, fiction and nonfiction, when it...

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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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