Poo smearing (“Scatolia”)

In this stinky topic, Dr Megs takes a look at the very undesirable behaviour known as “poo-smearing” (otherwise known as Scatolia). If you are a parent who has a child who does this (or knows someone who does) – you want to read this article or at least pass it on.

Autistic Spectrum Disorder – Part 2

There is no specific medical test that can be ordered to diagnose ASD.  Diagnosis is made by a thorough clinical history, observations of the child in different environments and evaluation of their development (particularly communication and social abilities) through various clinical tools and assessments.

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About Dr Megs

About Dr Megs

Megan is a Brisbane and Ipswich-based paediatrician in public and private practice, and mum to two small children. You can usually find her working hard in private practice at Paeds in a Pod North Lakes and Greenslopes, and in public practice at Ipswich Hospital.

PLEASE NOTE: This blog is written for the purpose of providing GENERAL advice about common children's health topics (and of course recipes). It is NOT a substitute for a proper medical assessment and examination by a qualified physician. If your child is unwell, seek medical and attention and advice in person.