Dr. Madeleine Gagnon
Ask the Pediatrician
In 2004, Congress passed the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), guaranteeing assistance to each public school child who receives special education and related services in the form of an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). To be eligible for an IEP, a child must have one or more of the 13 disabilities listed in IDEA that adversely affects education performance, such as hearing, vision or physical impairments; mental challenges (such as anxiety and depression);... more
What genetic testing can (and can’t) do
As a pediatrician who treats children with medically complex conditions, I’m often asked questions about genetic testing. It’s only natural for parents of younger children to want to know more about a child’s possible developmental delays, or physical or cognitive differences. And sometimes genetic testing can offer that... more