Ages and Stages: Tweens-Teenage Years
This session will help parents better understand what they can expect behaviorally and emotionally throughout the tween and teen years. Brain development, temperament, common mood and behavior problems in adolescence and parenting strategies will be discussed. The session will include some bleeding disorder specific information, for example, when a child can start to become more independent with their treatment plan from a behavioral standpoint not a medical standpoint, how (hemophilia) treatments progress with age, and the prevalence of anxiety and other behavioral challenges among adolescents with bleeding disorders.
Juliana Bloom, PhD
Based in Orlando, Florida, Dr. Bloom is a licensed psychologist and pediatric neuropsychologist. She received her undergraduate degree from Emory University and both her Masters of Education and Doctorate from the University of Georgia. Dr. Bloom completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where she worked with children and adolescents with complex medical and neurological illnesses, including stroke, epilepsy, brain tumors, cancer, blood disorders, and traumatic brain injury, among others. Dr. Bloom’s areas of clinical interest include dyslexia, ADHD, neuropsychological outcome and school re-entry following acquired brain injury and medical illness, and medical traumatic stress in patients and families.