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Doctor insights on: Careers Working With Disabled Children

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What organizations support disabled children?

What organizations support disabled children?

UCP: United cerebral palsy is a great resource central and help all children with disabilities, not just cerebral palsy. They would be a great resource for you and your child. ...Read more

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How can I feed disabled children water & food?

How can I feed disabled children water & food?

Disabled child: If the child is totally unable to eat, as an infant, then a feeding tube is usually placed, through the nose, into the stomach. If the problem turns out to be something that is not going to resolve quickly, then a feeding tube is placed, surgically, directly into the stomach. Occupational therapy should also be a part of care. They can help your child to learn to eat, if developmentally possible. ...Read more

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Tips for working with children with mood disorders in the classroom?

Tips for working with children with mood disorders in the classroom?

Patience: It's easy to be frustrated with a child who is angry, sullen, amotivated, has a drop in grades, is defiant, looks sloppy etc. Those are behaviors that might be seen in a depressed child. A bipolar child may be even more of a handful. When I work with difficult people, I just keep reminding myself that they are suffering. This allows me to feel some empathy - especially when I am losing patience. ...Read more

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Advice about working with children with mood disorders in the classroom?

Advice about working with children with mood disorders in the classroom?

Be supportive: Children with mood disorders have a lot of emotions, anxiety, sadness/depression, irritability and sometimes feel that no one cares about them. Encouraging them to do their best and showing them you care and believe in them helps them to feel safer around you and may help them to be more receptive to your instructions. Most children like to please adults and will do their best if they trust you. ...Read more

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What would be your qualifications for working as a volunteer in a children's hospital? What would you look for?

What would be your qualifications for working as a volunteer in a children's hospital? What would you look for?

Generally: Someone who is understanding, compassionate, lots of patience, personable, always have a smile on his face, someone who listens, and love unconditionally. Someone who is uplifting, mature and responsible with a positive attitude! Someone who is a team player, is also important. ...Read more

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What exactly is music therapy for severely disabled children?

Helps: Shakespeare said "if music be the food of love, play on" gentle music (not the modern crap) is the universal appeal to all and disabled children usually love it. It may not make a difference to their disability but it gives pleasure. ...Read more

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What percentage of mothers of young children are also working mothers?

What percentage of mothers of young children are also working mothers?

Go to...Ygoy. Com: Year 2008 -59.5 % of women above 16 years were either working or looking for work in the US. 46.5 % of the total labor force of the US are women. Will go up to 47 % in the year 2016. Working women will increase of 49 % in the total labor force between the year 2006-2016. In USA 61% (8th in the world) 1950-1998. ...Read more

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My left ventrual is not working right does that mean im going to die im 35 yr old women with three children and im scared and what I would like to know is that my left ventural hope I spelled it right is not working right the way it should the numbers we

My left ventrual is not working right does that mean im going to die im 35 yr old women with three children and im scared and what I would like to know is that my left ventural hope I spelled it right is not working right the way it should the numbers we

The: The left ventricle is reasponsible for the main pumping action of your heart. It is very important. There are many things that can cause a low left ventricular ejection function including coronary artery disease (blocked arteries feeding the heart muscle), leaking heart valves, previous damage from heart attacks, viral infections, weakened heart muscle associated with pregnancy (rare), and idiopathic (unknown). People can do very well and live a long time with this condition. It will require a lot of evaluation, medications and care. Please see your physician. You really need referral to see a cardiologist. As you can see there are many options. They will be able to help you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Working mothers with stress and incontinence children?

Working mothers with stress and incontinence children?

Reword: Reword your question please. If you are looking for treatment options for incontinence.....there are many options www. Voicesforpfd. Org ...Read more

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What organizations help parents find toys/devices for disabled children?

What organizations help parents find toys/devices for disabled children?

Www. Therapro. Com: One such company is www. Therapro. Com. But it depends what disability the child has. But this is one place to start. ...Read more

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When children are born disabled, is it because something was wrong with the sperm or the egg?

When children are born disabled, is it because something was wrong with the sperm or the egg?

Not that simple: You must be more specific. Some issues like Down syndrome involve a problem with an egg. Some are passed only on the Y chromosome by the sperm. Some can be due to injury to the developing fetus or during delivery. ...Read more

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How come the diagosis of autism spectrum disorders sort of swallowed up all the disabled children?

How come the diagosis of autism spectrum disorders sort of swallowed up all the disabled children?

It hasn't.: There are lots of disabilities other than autism spectrum disorders. The reason why it seems that autism diagnoses are more common is that we have learned that autism is not just the severe form (like rain man), but includes a whole spectrum, ranging from severe down to very mild (like asperger's syndrome). ...Read more

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How can I demonstrate that my disabled child can keep up with the other children in school to teachers?

His doctor can help: His pediatrician is uniquely qualified to help your disabled child get the best educational bang-for-the-buck intellectually, emotionally, physically and psychologically. His pediatrician can coordinate the myriad diagnoses and reports from specialist doctors and ancillary consultants and help the school see how to get to the "proof in the pudding": your child keeping up with the others. Good luck. ...Read more

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Severe anxiety, medication not working anymore, and losing ability to cope. Cannot handle children, work, and the like. What to do?

Severe anxiety, medication not working anymore, and losing ability to cope. Cannot handle children, work, and the like. What to do?

Anxiety: Best option is to partner with your psychiatrist closely to develop a medication regimen and behavioral therapy to combat your anxiety. There are many combination therapies (eg, Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) or other SNRI + Lyrica or other GABA agonist) that can be employed to help your symptomatically. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Docs. Working for insurance a threat to children health. A doctor refuse referral my child for speech disorder, unless involve school. L don't agree?

Docs. Working for insurance a threat to children health. A doctor refuse referral my child for speech disorder, unless involve school. L don't agree?

Speech therapy: Honestly, I don't like the schools involved in the beginning for certain things, but sometimes it is not the doctor's fault. The insurance company has restrictions on what they consider to be medical reasons for speech therapy. We refer the patient and then when the insurance company won't pay, we get blamed! The school is responsible without a medical reason. There are many sides to every dilemma. ...Read more

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How to best avoid getting head lice when working with children?

How to best avoid getting head lice when working with children?

Lice be gone!: Don't share combs, brushes, or hats, and try to make sure your charges do not share these things either! Use your own towels as well. If you suspect a child has head lice, don't ignore it. ...Read more

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I have had wrist tendonitis on and off for nearly two years and have had physio but it's not working. I work with children so can't rest it, help!

I have had wrist tendonitis on and off for nearly two years and have had physio but it's not working. I work with children so can't rest it, help!

Bracing?: If you keep using an 'unhappy' tendon, it is unlikely that it will resolve. There are wrist splints that prevent flexion/extension which still allow us to function in most situations. Applying ice for 15 minutes at least 3/day and taking an anti-inflammatory should slowly help the problem resolve. ...Read more

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I am 19healthy and I have been ttc for 5 months I am phlebotomist working in a childrens hospital. I was wondering how long does it take to concieve?

I am 19healthy and I have been ttc for 5 months I am phlebotomist working in a childrens hospital. I was wondering how long does it take to concieve?

Very general questio: Overall, people spend 5 years trying to get pregnant and 30 years trying not to. It is too general a question to respond in detail. ...Read more

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