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My daughter is 6 has learning difficulties across board,developmental delay in all areas and in toileting ,language , short attention any ideas ?

My daughter is 6 has learning difficulties across board,developmental delay in all areas and in toileting ,language , short attention any ideas ?

Child testing: First it would be good to get psychometrics done via psychologist who can to testing batteries to take stock of where your daughter is at developmentally by the numbers. That documentation will be invaluable as you navigate school and add on providers and services, including social security based disability funding. Pediatric referral for the above is good to start with. take care. ...Read more

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more


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Does learning sign language still stimulate the language portions of the brain?

Does learning sign language still stimulate the language portions of the brain?

Should reinforce: Any type of communication interaction should reinforce cognitive brain connections, and enhance both working and procedural memory abilities. ...Read more

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What's the school's responsibility in cyberbullying?

What's the school's responsibility in  cyberbullying?

Should be notified.: School officials should be notified about any presumed or confirmed instance of cyber bullying so they can take the necessary steps, both in finding the culprit and in counseling the bullied individual. ...Read more

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Fear of losing control over man-child as he gets independent in college?

Fear of losing control over man-child as he gets independent in college?

Give it up willingly: "your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, and though they are with you yet they belong not to you." gibran khalil gibran. If the process is very difficult, do not hesitate to seek therapy; what's better than to have someone intently focused on helping you feel better about stuff?! :))). ...Read more

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Do societal problems like abortion, divorce, ban of child discipline and others contribute to violence in the nation?

Do societal problems like abortion, divorce, ban of child discipline and others contribute to violence in the nation?

Other Problems: Societal problems such as child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, and lack of availability of mental health services contribute to violence in our society. Some of our regulations also need to be re-examined. ...Read more

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Latest findings on when brain development--especially executive skills--is thought to be complete in most young adults?

Latest findings on when brain development--especially executive skills--is thought to be complete in most young adults?

see below: Most studies indicate by age 25 or 26, in males, the final frontal lobe development is in place, especially orbital frontal areas. Does occur a few years earlier in females. ...Read more

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Is there a critical age where kids develop their motor skills?

Is there a critical age where kids develop their motor skills?

This is a yes & no: In normal development babies nerves mature enough for the skill to emerge, baby has the requisite nutrition and freedom to move & a skill emerges in a specified sequence.The pattern is head to toe, central to out.If motor nerves were injured, other nerves may come on line for a skill to emerge but may be delayed. Therapy can bring out some but not all skills. ...Read more

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Where does one draw the line between 'learning difficulties' and 'mental retardation'?

Where does one draw the line between 'learning difficulties' and 'mental retardation'?

Ability/achievement: Intellectual disability (mr) is classically defined as having an overall iq of <70 with low scores in social/adaptive functioning in 3/10 areas (ability to function independently in society). A learning disaabilty is an unexpected difficulty learning in a child with an average to above average iq. Classically, achievement scores are 15 points or greater less than iq in reading, writing or math. ...Read more

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My child shows fear of going to school.Age is 5.7years.Is not ready to leave classroom for pt and music lessons.No participation in oral sessions?Why?

My child shows fear of going to school.Age is 5.7years.Is not ready to leave classroom for pt and music lessons.No participation in oral sessions?Why?

Anxiety/A, Phobias/P: Part of normal development. 1.Social p: fear of contact with unfamiliar people, social isolation; desire of involvement w/family, familiar peers. 2.Separation a: unrealistic, persistent worries of possible harm befalling primary caregivers, persistent avoidance of being alone, complain distress. 3.School p. 4. Generalized a disorder: worries about future events. Encourage, talk; get counselling. ...Read more

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Was Sigmund Freud a doctor? Are his psychoanalytic theories important in the medical community?

Was Sigmund Freud a doctor? Are his psychoanalytic theories important in the medical community?

Freud: Freud was an MD, and started his career as a neurologist, before developing his seminal theories of psychoanalysis. I would say nor only some of Freud's theories, but the psychoanalytic theories that have developed since then to the present time have importance to the medical community, most notable in psychiatry and psychology. ...Read more

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Is touretes, ocd, odd and anxiety in a child....A brain developement issue?

Is touretes, ocd, odd and anxiety in a child....A brain developement issue?

Not that we know.: However, if asking whether it's genetic or not, there seems to be a genetic component to all of those disorders with odd (opositional defiant disorder) having no known link. Anxiety, especially panic disoder and agoraphobia, have a somewhat stronger link but not to the degree tourettes and OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) have. No brain "development issues" have been found in these disorders. ...Read more

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Why are leadership skills more likely to develop in the oldest child in the family?

Why are leadership skills more likely to develop in the oldest child in the family?

If True....: I am not sure that your contention is true. But the oldest is generally expected to take on more responsibility in helping the younger siblings and parents. This engenders responsibility and better decision making if the child is capable ...Read more

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What are the primary milestones that most children reach at certain points in their 3rd year of life?

What are the primary milestones that most  children reach at certain points in their 3rd year of life?

3YEARS OLD: They are more inquisitive or questions a lot. Counts to 10 , recognizes color, feeds himself , dresses well and knows how to ride a tricycle. ...Read more

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Can slowness/difficulty in reading come from lack of detailed reading (looking at headings, titles, skimming/not reading content often) or dyslexia?

Can slowness/difficulty in reading come from lack of detailed reading (looking at headings, titles, skimming/not reading content often) or dyslexia?

Either!: Skill and speed at reading certainly depends on practice! Every improves with practice, even with learning disorders. However if you have a learning disorder, see a specialist to find out what kind, then you can be given effective methods to make learning easier. When trying to read faster, pick a subject that you like! It is often easier to get more enjoyment from non-fiction/jokes first ...Read more

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If a child grows up playing violent video games, would that effect their state of mind in the future?

If a child grows up playing violent video games, would that effect their state of mind in the future?

Yes: Studies show that children who play violent video games become insensitive to violence. Young children often cannot separate reality and the violence they see. This can cause the children to mimic violence and not understand the permanent effect. ...Read more

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Are kids within the autism spectrum be covered under social security disability?

Are kids within the autism spectrum be covered under social security disability?

Some can: It depends on the level of the child's functioning, whether there is co-existing intellectual disability and whether the family qualifies financially. You can apply for ssi and katie beckett at the same time. If you are denied ssi for financial reasons, the federally -funded katie beckett program is based on the other two factors. The level of impairment is more stringent. ...Read more

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What is the model of psychiatry and mental health services up in canada?

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What is the model of psychiatry and mental health services up in canada?

Canadian Psych.: Basically philosophy is same as far as mission & goals. The canadian classification of mental illnesses follows the world health organization classification (icd), whereas the american follows the diagnostic & statistical manual of mental illnesses (dsm). ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

A neurodevelopmental disorder negatively affecting a person's socialization, communication, and interests. It is usually detected in the first ...Read more