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Circle Time For Autistic Children
Ritualistic behavior provide security for which age group? Is it toddler, infant, preschool or afolescent?
Preschool: Usually it begins in toddlers and becomes more obvious in pre-schoolers. ...Read more
See below: Some signs maybe observable in infancy. An infant that does not enjoy being held or enjoy being comforted, maybe displaying early signs. However, those things can be normal. Most children will show more recognizable signs between 15 to 24 months of age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Pediatrics: when should a parent get their child tested for oppositional defiant disorder (odd)? My 4 year old has been acting provocative and oppositional to adults which is beyond our control. The child frequently tantrums, constantly questions rules an
Your's : Your's child's behavior is obviously disrupting his life as well as yours. It sounds like you have tried some behvior modification techniques and haven't been successful. The first place to start is with your pediatrician to help guide you to resources in your area for child psychologists or developmental/ behavioral pediatric specialists. These specialist can help determine if this is a simple behavioral problem that can be managed with behavioral techniques or if there he has a disorder such as odd, adhd. It sounds like it's time to ask for help. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Read on: Had to think.The milestones have not changed as far as walking, babbling , grabbing, etc expectations have changed., especially with the toddler on up. I do not think it is the milestones but the learning tree per say. More advaced knowledge but i don't think that is a milestone.They might learn more but we still have the same milestones on the learning tree good question any comments docs? ...Read more
Should grandparents take over parenting for children whose biological parents cannot care for them? @drpam
It depends: There are so many factors that may affect the decision. It depends on the health of the grandparents. If it happens, looking to get support from others in the family is very important. The age of the children may also be a factor. This is a long-term commitment. Many times the grandparents can be stressed. Making sure there is adequate financial support is also important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter's step son who is 12 yrs old is autistic. He likes to sit and watch tv. Is there any good programs for autisic children or any new break?
Depends : Although tv is an easy default for children who may have difficult behaviors it should be limited. There really is nothing positive that comes from watching most television and at best the effect is neutral. Choose shows that have some educational benefit for regularly watched shows and avoid those that promote violence or inapporpriate behaviors. If there is a favorite show use as a reward. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends : High functioning individuals may still struggle with the skills needed to completely live independently and require additional help. If they do not live in an area that has services for adults this role may completely fall to the parents. If they are fortunate there may be supervised adult housing and vocational training that will lead to increased independence. ...Read more
Certainly no help: Whether or not this constitutes mental abuse is probably a matter of degree and definition. The obvious question is why this conversation was begun in the presence of the children, and how it degenerated into an argument. Neither party appears to be acting like thoughtful adults, and the children will certainly not benefit from observing and then potentially copying this behavior. ...Read more
What is an effective way for me to deal with the behavior of 2 adult sisters who are visiting as caregivers for their mother, for one months time?
What aspect of: behavior is the problem? Please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more
Does every school district use the same standardized developmental tests for students needing help?
No: Every school district acts as an independent "fiefdom" in every aspect of educational care. Some are excellent some aren't. Most districts within a given state are consistent with each other in using the same protocols. Be very pro active in advocating for your child as they navigate the cumbersome school process. ...Read more
When you put a child with speech delay age 3 in a class of autistic children can they pick up their behaviors?
Possibly, however,: Speech = articulation, the motor aspect of language. A child with receptive & expressive language delay" has impaired ability in comprehending language & in verbalizing ideas. Language is best learned from birth-5. Autism pre-k has 6 hrs. Of intensive instruction. Developmental delay pre-k has 2 1/2 hrs. Of instruction for children with various needs. Try the higher level of service first. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Firstsigns.org has : developmental & autism-specific screens. Developmental & behavioral info are on healthychildren.org. A few by 2: jump with both feet off the ground. Scribble, copy vertical & horizontal lines. Throw ball overhand. Self-feed with spoon, hold & drink from open-mouth cup. 50 or more words, 2-word phrases, 50% intellible. Follow simple commands. Respond to time-out. Doff & don shirt & pants ...Read more
My 7yr.Old daughter has fasnadhd.Do kids w FAS have a higher rate than normal kids of gettn ADHD n other emotional/mental disorders?
Yes: Fetal alcohol syndrome is known to be a preventable cause of developmental disabilities, retardation, and physical problems. "behavior problems in FAS are manifold, including unpredictable extreme mood swings, impulsiveness, diminished judgment, attention deficit, lack of normal self-discipline, irresponsibility, and difficulty taking social cues".. (medicinenet.Com). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have pinworms and will treat my whole family with vermox. What is the correct dosage for children and adults? My kids are age 3 months to 17 years.
My 2yr old is in a small family daycare we love,. His language &social skills are advanced. Does he need preschool or can we wait until pre-k?
Need? No...: It sounds like your son is in a loving environment. Children his age (and older) learn through play and connection. He doesn't "need" preschool. Read to him, talk to him, explain things to him, and most of all have fun! I bet he is already getting those things at the family daycare. My vote - if you are happy where he is there is no need to change. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
My 11 year old son has aspergers with a 10 month complication of voices and psychosis, who should we see at vanderbilt for diagnosis and treatment?
Their clinic: The Monroe Cavell Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt has an outstanding child and adolescent clinic that can provide a first rate evaluation of your son and appropriate treatment. Medical school clinics often provide a route to state of the art care and patients can usually be seen there more promptly than through referrals to individual faculty. Contact information is available at their website. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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