The US Medicaid program requires that all states must screen and treat Medicaid-eligible children for mental health issues. But that wasn’t always the case in Massachusetts.
Children are mini social scientists. They look at the world around them and try to make sense of it. But young children with special needs face extra challenges in interpreting this world. When they have trouble understanding what is real and what is pretend or imagined, their thoughts and concerns can be overwhelming.
A child was crying out in the back aisle. “She probably just wants a toy she can’t have!” said one woman at the register to another. We have all witnessed a child crying in a public space. It is the dread of many to be “that parent” with the child who is loudly drawing attention […]