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Doctor insights on: Fast And Slow Activities For Preschool Children

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How can asthma slow down growth and development?

How can asthma slow down growth and development?

ONLY SEVERE AND NOT: Asthma may effect growth and development if is severe and not properly control It will happen only if there is not enough Oxygen in the blood due to recurrence or persistence of asthma causing chronic hypoxemia But well controlled asthma will not cause delay or slow down growth and development ...Read more

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My daughter age 11 emotion always aggresive and upset. Learning slow and talkative. Possible brain lack of certain nutrition?We always trying help her

My daughter age 11 emotion always aggresive and upset. Learning slow and talkative. Possible brain lack of certain nutrition?We always trying help her

Talk to your doctor: Your daughter may need a referral to a mental health provider or a neurologist. If she has a delay in her development- difficulty with learning- she may need an individual education plan. Your doctor can help coordinate care between the specialists, her school, and her regular check ups. Getting help now can make a big difference for her leading a happy, healthy life. ...Read more

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Will slow-to-warm-up toddlers grow up to become shy and unsociable adults?

Will slow-to-warm-up toddlers grow up to become shy and unsociable adults?

Not likely: I have see a lots kids transformed into being very confident and sociable . positive encouragement help the process ...Read more

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How can fetal alcohol syndrome present in toddlers and school age children?

How can  fetal alcohol syndrome present in toddlers and school age children?

Delays: Delays in maturity, learning, behaviors and intellectual functioning. It's important to get this clarified early so appropriate classroom and grade placement is implemented. Google fetal alcohol syndrome and read up on it. ...Read more

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Is fast food alone responsible for our overweight children and early onset diabetes?

Is fast food alone responsible for our overweight children and early onset diabetes?

No: Lots of changes over the decades include more eating out, less exercise, more screen time, targeted advertisements for junk food to children, less healthy food happens to also be cheaper. Both parents working so that someone isn't necessarily cooking at home, so more prepared foods are purchased for convenience. Serving size increases and availability of sugared drinks in larger containers. ...Read more

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How can exercise help hyperactive children in school?

How can  exercise help hyperactive children in school?

Hyperactivity : Hyperactive children have a difficult time focusing in the classroom and they benefit from movement and breaks. Exercise could help hyperactive children release energy and regain some focus for a while. All children benefit from exercise in school ! ...Read more

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What are some activities for improving a child's gross and fine motor skills?

What are some activities for improving a child's gross and fine motor skills?

At what age? If < 3: years, seek evaluation from your state's Child Find Program if concerned; if 3-5, from your school district's Child Find Team. If school age, you may have to pay for private OT & PT evaluations. See developmental screens & age-appropriate tips on healthy children.org, www.moveforwardpt.com/Children/Activities/Default.aspx#.VP09A0ZHbCR, therapystreetforkids.com/fm-strength.html & other sites. ...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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What can be done to stop binging and what are good after school snacks for high school teens?

What can be done to stop binging and what are good after school snacks for high school teens?

Substitute: The more sugary and salty snack foods that you eat.... The more your body will crave it. You need to substitute your bad habits with some good one. Anything that is not processed will good for you. Fresh fruits and vegetables or nuts are a great after s school snack. Eat an apple if you crave potato chips. If the craving is still there after 10 or 15 min., eat another apple. You are in control. ...Read more

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What kinds of healthy food that helps students studying and strengthen their memory and make them more amenable to accommodate their school lessons?

What kinds of healthy food that helps students studying and strengthen their memory and make them more amenable to accommodate their school lessons?

I'd love to know: Hard to say, but the mediterranean diet seems healthy and protects against many eventual problems, such as heart disease and stroke. Would avoid junk foods, sugars, candy, soft drinks of any kind, but maybe increase lean protein, and encourage exercise and avoidance of smoking, alcohol, and recreational drugs. ...Read more

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Are there any proven ways to slow myopic progression in children and college students?

Are there any proven ways to slow myopic progression in  children and college students?

Not really: There is not yet enough convincing evidence to support intervention to slow down the progression of myopia (near-sightedness). ...Read more

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Melatonin for ADHD kids. How much beneficial is it ? to slow them down from hyperactivity symptom?

For sleep: Melatonin is helpful for some people who have difficulty falling asleep. Children with ADHD often have sleep difficulties, but shouldn't be considered therapeutic for daytime ADHD symptoms. ...Read more

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After how many days is it safe for my child to attend school without being contagious to others? ( older school going child )

After how many days is it safe for my child to attend school without being contagious to others? ( older school going child )

Simple answer: 24hrs: The common advice and the policy in most schools is 24 hrs without fever. However, the truth is that with some viruses, one can continue to shed virus particles for longer. This includes coxsackie virus, which we see in epidemic proportions every summer because of prolonged contagion. ...Read more

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What are good sports or activities for children with adhd?

What are good sports or activities for children with adhd?

No bad ones: Any activity that encourages the child to move, use his/her imagination and laugh is beneficial to his/her health.Exercise has been approved by the aap as adjunct therapy for adhd.Get a proper assessment by a knowledgeable professional, provide proper guidance, discuss meds and other options with your doctor.Avoid fads and unsupported treatments that could possibly delay or worsen outcome. ...Read more

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How common is it for kids with autism to gobble their food and eat very fast?

How common is it for kids with autism to gobble their food and eat very fast?

No commonality: There is no real "common" characteristic among children with autism spectrum disorder, other than altered perceptions of socialization. I know plenty of kids, without asd, that gobble and eat too quickly. So, this trait is not really characteristic of kids with asd, but could be considered characteristic of some kids and teenagers in general. ...Read more

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How can a teenage kid earn a six pack, and juggle homework and school at the same time?

How can a teenage kid earn a six pack, and juggle homework and school at the same time?

Creative scheduling.: If you want to get everything done, you have to schedule it to fit it all in. Set up a weekly schedule, including time for homework, exercise, friends, and of course meals and sleep. And stick to your schedule. ...Read more

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Is acmas programs really beneficial for kids brain and learning abilities ?

Is acmas programs really beneficial for kids brain and learning abilities ?

I did a search: On yahoo and no relevant programs turned up. In general neuro cognitive training has limited short term benefits but people who are promoting this are trying to sell this to insurance agencies, the government and to general public to ask them to pay for these training programs which have questionable long term benefits. ...Read more