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How do u teach a special needs child from right and wrong . Some of the things he does is eat sticks and lick rocks.

How do u teach a special needs child from right and wrong . Some of the things he does is eat sticks and lick rocks.

Persistence: Special needs kids are all unique individuals. What would for one may not work for another. Caring, persistence, and patience are always helpful. Unfortunately an alarmed reaction from us reinforces the bad, or inappropriate behavior. Kids realize quickly that doing certain things will get a reaction and we end up in a frustrating cycle... Calm, persistence, often helps... Good luck. ...Read more

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How do doctors assess the IQ level of a special needs child?

How do doctors assess the IQ level of a special needs child?

Child Psychologists : & Neuropsychologists use standardized tests of IQ at > age 4. An IQ of 70 or < -cognition, abstract thinking, reasoning planning, etc.+ concomitantly low scores in cognitive, social & practical adaptive skills at < age 18 = Intellectual Disability. There are tests for kids with deafness, blindness, C.P. , etc. The Differential Abilities Scale is good for kids with neurodevelopmental disorders. ...Read more

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My son is two years old and he is very wild and bites and claws he is a special needs child what can I do to make him better with other people?

My son is two years old and he is very wild and bites and claws  he is a special  needs child what can I do to make him better with other people?

Special Needs mgt: I would suggest that he visit a special needs multidisciplinary clinic for children. Checking his temperature and ensuring he is not hungry or ill is part of his management. Behavioral pediatrics and Developmental services will participate in his care. Your pediatrician will provide his immunizations and flu vaccine. ...Read more

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How do you find a support group for parents of a special needs child?

How do you find a support group for parents of a special needs child?

On line: Or through your hospital (especially if it is a children's hospital). Ask your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Do I need to go to special classes as a parent of a disabled child?

Do I need to go to special classes as a parent of a disabled child?

Might help: "need" is a loaded word, but many parents find it useful to gain specific knowledge about their child's disability, perhaps talk with other parents facing similar issues, and quite likely learning proven techniques for dealing with road blocks your child may face. Often, this is a learning process that will need refreshing as the child ages and new issues arise. ...Read more

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Anyone who wants to offer their input on how to get special needs child to school?

Anyone who wants to offer their input on how to get special needs child to school?

Call the school: Public school systems that receive subsidies from the state & feds are requires to look for, assess & try to meet the special needs of children 3 & up. This includes providing transportation assistance when necessary.Private schools and or charter academies are not.Call the special services department of your local school system & arrange to meet with them & explain your needs. ...Read more

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My special needs child he is 2 and 9 months old he hits people out of the blue and they didn't do any thing to him should I spake him for this .

My special needs child he is 2 and 9 months old he hits people out of the blue and they didn't do any thing to him should I spake him for this .

Some neurogenetic &: neurodevelopmental disorders have aggression as part of their behavioral profile. A Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics evaluation for genetic & other medical causes is needed, if not already done. This includes a Chromosomal Microarray & DNA Probe for Fragile X. Educational & behavioral therapy must be tailored to his developmental age. Spanking will only teach him that hitting is okay. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my special needs child (age: 14) won't stop pooping in her pants?

What do you suggest if my special needs child (age: 14) won't stop pooping in her pants?

Depends : It's hard to discuss without knowing what "special needs" means. If he is a teenager that really should be able to control his bowel movements, it could be encopresis. Essentially it happens when a child is so constipated, that the stool leaks around the impaction. If that what it is, treatment is aimed at managing the constipation. I often refer to the gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I have a very bad 6yr old inguinal hernia. Will not go down. Has been through 2 surgeries. Have special needs child. No money. Anyone help me pro bono

I have a very bad 6yr old inguinal hernia. Will not go down. Has been through 2 surgeries. Have special needs child. No money. Anyone help me pro bono

Yes ,: Lot of doctors will do charity care , facilities will not , go to your city hospital, or county hospital , even you may be eligible for medicaid , .' pro bono ' is for lawyers no matter what they get paid by some one ...Read more

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What are some gift ideas for a disabled child?

What are some gift ideas for a disabled child?

Many options: First , would help to know age and nature of disability. DO they like music? How mobile are they? What are their interests if they are old enough - d they like dinosaurs, Turtles, Elmo...? Time spent with them is always an excellent gift. Take them to park, museum, out for lunch if old enough. Work with their strengths - you don't but a bike for a kid with spina bifida, but art supplies are great! ...Read more

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How can I get my husband to care more for my disabled child when he is stressed about the situation?

How can I get my husband to care more for my disabled child when he is stressed about the situation?

Counseling: I recommend you and your husband enter couples counseling to address your concerns and better understand your husband's feelings. ...Read more

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What kind of state or federal program is available for a disabled child?

What kind of state or federal program is available for a disabled child?

Social security: A disabled child is eligible for medicaid under the department of social services (dss) via social security disability. First thing is to discuss this with the local health department, and file an application for ssd. ...Read more

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How can I keep my disabled child to move through grades at the same pace as his peers?

Work with the school: Public schools are better staffed to handle special needs kids & laws require mainstreaming when possible, regular assessments& individualized education plans do not apply to most private facilities.You need to get involved in the process.Realize you don't have to sign off on any program plan but should accept their best efforts.Educators are aware of their own limitations & try to do their best. ...Read more

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Where is the best place in the u.S. (city or state) to live if you have a disabled child?

Where is the best place in the u.S. (city or state) to live if you have a disabled child?

No best place: As the mother of a teen with special needs i know there is no "best place" city or state to raise a child with disabilities. The key is to learn how to network with other families with children with similar conditions. It is important to find a pediatrician who can be your child's medical advocate help you to coordinate medical services. With you on the journey of amazon advocacy:). ...Read more

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What resources can I seek that will help my disabled child from afar if I live in a small town?

First contact school: School systems are great resources reguardless of the town size because of their interest in providing services to kids & their need to comply with various service requirements to maintain funding for their programs.They should know what is available and meet with you & your child to come up with a plan for services. Regional advocacy or co-opps may meet this need. ...Read more

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How do I cope as a parent of a disabled child?

How do I cope as a parent of a disabled child?

Talk to others: Coping with a disabled (or "differently-abled") child can be difficult if you do it alone. Gather as much information as possible about the disability. Seek assistance through support groups from your local hospital or doctor's office, national organizations or the internet (research the credibility of the website.) talk with friends, counselors, your physician, and clergy for support. ...Read more

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Where can I seek support as a parent of a disabled child?

Where can I seek support as a parent of a disabled child?

Support groups: Support groups include Easter Seals, United cerebral palsy, Muscular dystrophy Association. Your doctor should be able to direct you to a wider variety of support organizations in your community, including early intervention groups. ...Read more

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Does putting my disabled child in a group home make me a bad parent?

Does putting my disabled child in a group home make me a bad parent?

Not at all: It can be a very difficult task taking care of a disabled child. You may not even have some of the resources the group home has. If your intention is for her to have better care and supervision then of course not. You are doing what is best for her and the household. That is a part of parenting. ...Read more

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Please help, what can I do to get my mentally disabled child to sleep?

Please help, what can I do to get my mentally disabled child to sleep?

There is help: There are many possible answers to this question, but i need more info how old is your child? What have you tried? What used to work that is failing now? What is your child's condition? Have things changed in your child's life? Is s/he on meds? (which ones?). ...Read more

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My nonverbal disabled child has a script OD+1.75-3.50 005 OS+1.75-3.50 170. Wearing glasses isn't always possible. How bad is she seeing w/o them?

My nonverbal disabled child has a script OD+1.75-3.50 005 OS+1.75-3.50 170.  Wearing glasses isn't always possible. How bad is she seeing w/o them?

Astigmatism: So you child's main refractive error is astigmatism. This creates a distortion that makes things seem wider than they really are and somewhat blurry. An average person would find it difficult to read print with that Rx or to see the TV clearly, however, one could certainly function without the glasses for most tasks. ...Read more