View Recording of PCIT in Cases of Developmental Delay and Serious Medical Conditions

Young children with significant developmental delays that are often comorbid with multiple medical issues tend to struggle with externalizing behaviors. In some cases behavioral difficulties are due to delays in language skills. Participation in speech therapy is limited due to defiant behaviors which creates a vicious cycle.

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is an evidence-based treatment for children 2-7 years old with emotional and disruptive disorders. Prior limited evidence suggests that “do skills” (PRIDE skills, parent following their child’s lead) are helpful in language devel
opment in children with developmental delays. Join Dr. Romanowicz as she explains the rationale behind using PCIT for children with developmental delays as well as significant medical issues. She will discuss anticipated challenges, necessary tailoring and potential benefits of using PCIT in this patient population

Dr. Romanowicz earned her M.D. at the Medical University of Warsaw, in Poland. During her medical school training she was an exchange scholar as the Semmelweiss University Faculty of Medicine in Budapest, Hungary. She completed a residency in psychiatry at Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, followed by a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, California.

Dr. Romanowicz's clinical focus is infant, toddler and preschool children mental health. She is certified as a Level 1 trainer in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). Her research focuses on early life adversities, attachment, parent-child relationship. and has authored journal articles, abstracts and other written publications.