Thriving Special Families

Ask the Doc: Q&A with a Pediatric Psychiatrist

April 28, 2021 Crystal Sanford, M.Ed., M.A. CCC-SLP Season 1 Episode 21
Thriving Special Families
Ask the Doc: Q&A with a Pediatric Psychiatrist
Show Notes

Some children with special needs may benefit from medicine as part of the plan to support their mood, sleep, behavior, etc.

Learn more from our special guest, Dr. Aneita High, dually certified pediatric and adult psychiatrist.

Dr. Aneita High 
Is board certified psychiatrist in child and adult psychiatry.  She completed her BS in psychology at Yale university then receiver her medical degree from Medical University of South Carolina. She completed her adult residency and child fellowship at UCSD. 

Her passion for working with at risk youth and vulnerable populations has resulted in 20 years’ worth of experience in correctional psychiatry, adult and child residential care, day treatment, inpatient psychiatry and school-based and community-based clinics.  She started going on mission trips as a teenager and has been on over 20 service trips with faith based and other non-profit organizations. This focus on global citizenship prompted her to complete a master’s in public health at George Washington University with a focus on global mental health.  

In addition to practicing psychiatry, Dr. High spends part of her time in Kenya serving along side her husband in Teule Kenya, a registered NGO that serves orphaned and vulnerable children.  

Crystal Sanford, M.Ed.. M.A. CCC-SLP
Is the owner and director of Sanford Autism Consulting (​), a consulting practice offering IEP advocacy and parent empowerment classes for fellow special needs families throughout the U.S. Crystal specializes in supporting fellow families impacted by Autism, as well as other unique challenges such as learning disabilities and ADHD. To learn more about IEP assistance and help advocating for the special education your child deserves, contact Crystal at

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