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Doctor insights on: Activities For Kids Ages 8 12 Years Old

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How do I know if a child with age of 12 years old has an adhd?

How do I know if a child with age of 12 years old has an adhd?

ADHD: There are several assessment tools that can help determine if your child has adhd. Talk to your pediatrician about how best to go about this. If your child is just now, at age 12, developing symptoms then it is not likely that this is adhd and you may want to consider other possibilities. Poor sleep or interrupted sleep may give similar stmtoms to adhd symptoms in children. ...Read more

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What are the developmental milestones of kids from 8 to 12 years old?

What are the developmental milestones of kids from 8 to 12 years old?

We look at school wk: By the time a kid is in school the graphs & charts of infant development are put away and we gauge kids based on school performance. Any discrepancy in their schoolwork & perceived abilities can be evaluated using individual performance tests. The weschler intelligence scale for children and various achievement tests can be administered if needed. ...Read more

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What may I give for pain for a child 12 years old with a sprained or broken figure?

What may I give for pain for a child 12 years old with a sprained or broken figure?

Ibuprofen: Ibuprofen products over the counter, like motrin, advil, (ibuprofen) etc., work quite well. Pain and throbbing can be well controlled by icing and elevating the hand 4-5x/day x 20-30 min, while lying flat on the back with the hand on the chest on a pillow. ...Read more

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It is necessary cfgf diet for autistic children 12 years old with mild autism rate?

It is necessary cfgf diet for autistic children 12 years old with mild autism rate?

Not necessary : More than that , wholesome diet cutting overpocessed foods eg minimizing corn syrup, high sugar foods/drinks, msg , food with long list of preservatives, is always best. Heighten veggies eg hide in food. No formal studies have proven gluten free or celiac free is a general answer. Yet some people swear by it- no harm in trying for 1-2 months and see of helps. Transition foods very slowly :) ...Read more

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What vaccinations are required for children up to 12 years old?

What vaccinations are required for children up to 12 years old?

CDC: There are a list of the recommended vaccines on the center for disease control website-cdc.Gov. ...Read more

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My child is 12 years old. He has done a  creatinine  blood test and got a low result = 0.45. Is this of any significance? Thank you

My child is 12 years old. He has done a  creatinine  blood test and got a low result = 0.45. Is this of any significance? Thank you

He's healthy: As mentioned, creatinine is a substance the kidneys are supposed to filter, it's a byproduct and should be very low in the blood stream. Normal values are generally based on an average for what adults would have, and children's kidneys are healthy and much more efficient. For lab tests in children, ignore the "normals" and ask your pediatrician for an interpretation. ...Read more

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Though my daughter is 14 years she has the bone age of a 12 year old .How many more inches can she grow?

Though my daughter is 14 years she has the bone age of a 12 year old .How many more inches can she grow?

Hard to know: Bone age can be lower than regular age for many reasons. One important aspect is how your daughter is progressing through puberty- I assume since you know the bone age that your doctor has been looking into puberty or height issues.. Adult height is based on taking both Mom and Dad's height and doing a calculation that I have provided- I would ask your doctor about your concerns ...Read more