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Early Childhood Checklist For Physical Development
See below: The answer is best discussed with your pediatrician or google "developmental milestones" for the age specifically you seek. Developmental tracking entails monitoring the progress of your child in areas of: language & other cognitive skills, social skills, physical challenges/changes, & personality. This age group covers preschool, kindergarten through 2nd grade-too much info for this forum. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more
Greater demand: Subtle processing irregularities may not be identified in earlier years when the environmental demands were not as complex, , and individuals are developing skills to meet the needs of theri irregular processing instead of developing more typical skills so with the adolescent brain pruning thier function is more compromised that is functional. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The field of: Pediatric neuropsychology really burgeoned when advances in chemotherapy improved survival in childhood cancers. "neuropsych" testing is ideal because it measures not only cognition & achievement, but also processing, memory, attention & executive functions (the "ceo" of the brain). Post-chemotherapy, a child qualifies for an individualized educational plan under public law idea age 3 & up. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Question too broad: There are thick books written about the subject so your question is to undefined & broad to answer in 400 characters. If you have a specific question, please submit it. Be aware that questions are not linked on the site so each question must contain all information needed for a response. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Autism is not caused by child abuse, whatever the age--although abuse can certainly lead to lots of other problems, including mental retardation if it includes head trauma. Some abused children do become socially withdrawn, but this is quite different from the social disconnection associated with autism. ...Read more
Whenever they can!: PE time has been eroded from many public schools and it's a real shame! Being physically active and engaging in creative play is beneficial to a child. I believe all children should have structured quality recess/PE appropriate for their age. It actually helps them be better students! http://www.webmd.com/parenting/raising-fit-kids/move/parents-pe-questions?page=1 ...Read more
Hi I was seeing all these checklists and one I didn't see was for sarcoidosis I wonder if any of you doctors had thought about doing one this?
All systems.: A list of common symptoms and systems affected in patients with sarcoidosis is difficult because it can affect every system and be different in each patient. The most commonly affected systems are the skin, the eyes and the lungs. The disease is rarely fatal unless the heart is involved. Treatment depends on which systems are affected and usually by a specialist. ...Read more
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
What are mental illnesses caused by physical and sexual parental abuse as a young child? Any signs to watch for
Mood Problems, PTSD: The most common psychiatric problems related to a history of abuse are various mood related problems, such as depression, and anxiety-related symptoms (including full-blown ptsd). There is also an increased risk of other behavioral problems and substance abuse. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can smoking during pregnancy cause mental illness and physical health complications later in a child's life?
Schizophrenia onset: Schizophrenia, which is a brain disease and affects around one percent of the population, usually begins in one's late teens or early 20s. Early onset schizophrenia is quite rare. A great resource is to check out the work of dr. Judith rapaport from the national institute of mental health. Here she is on youtube: http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=kwluvic4x6m. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Young: Ld are usually discovered in school where intense learning first is observed by professionals. In significant cases something is noticed by the parents and pediatrician, and "early intervention" schooling is provided starting at 3 yrs old. The earlier an ld is treated, the better the long term outcome. ...Read more
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
20 month old has verba, social, and communication delays. Could this be signs of autism and how to differentiate ASD from aa development delay ?
Social interaction : A few things. One it's important to have a hearing test to rule out hearing impairment. A hallmark of ASD is abnormal social functioning such as preferring not to be held or cuddled. Limited eye contact or interest in conversation. ASD often also presents with delays. Delays alone, however, are less likely to have social dysfunction and are usually more specific. I hope this helps. ...Read more
Great influence: Children are in a constant state of growth/development. In today's busy world, some parents are time-pressed when it comes to meal preparation. Drive thrus are often very tempting. There are plenty of websites that have quick, easy and nutritious ideas for the home cook. Putting a little more effort into providing healthy foods for your child will help them reach their maximum potential! http://www.medindia.net/patients/lifestyleandwellness/nutrition-and-cognitive-development-in-young-children.htm ...Read more
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