Walk into a pre-school classroom in America today and Erika Christakis says it’s likely you’ll see some familiar décor: alphabet charts, bar graphs, calendars, and schedules. It’s all part, says the expert in early child education, of a nationwide drive to make sure kids are ready for school at a younger and younger age.
Guest Host: Susan Page
Two specialists talk about their approach to chronic back pain, which rejects longstanding assumptions about the causes of the pain and offers a self-treatment plan. Dr. Ron Siegel, licensed clinical psychologist at Harvard Medical School, and Dr. Doug Johnson, medical director of the inpatient rehabilitation unit at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, Massachusetts, are co-authors with Michael Urdang of Back Sense: A Revolutionary Approach to Halting the Cycle of Chronic Back Pain (Broadway Books 2001; paperback April 2002).
- Dr. Doug Johnson author and medical director of the inpatient rehabilitation unit at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, Massachusetts
- Dr. Ron Siegel author and licensed clinical psychologist at Harvard Medical School
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