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Caring For A Special Needs Child
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
Testing for ige antibodies may be useful to establish the diagnosis of an allergic disease and to define the allergens responsible for eliciting signs and symptoms. Testing also may be useful to identify allergens which may be responsible for allergic disease and/or anaphylactic episode, to confirm sensitization to particular allergens ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I get my husband to care more for my disabled child when he is stressed about the situation?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
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