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Is there a more reliable calculation of predicted height involving both chronological age and bone age?

Is there a more reliable calculation of predicted height involving both chronological age and bone age?

There is no formula: That is 100% accurate in predicting adult height. There is a downloadable formula that utilizes bone age. http://m.jcem.endojournals.org/content/94/12/4868.abstract. ...Read more

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Disabilities (Definition)

Disabilities is a term that describes a mental or physical condition that limits one's abilities to carry out the ...Read more


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Is intellectual disabilities something that run in families?

Is intellectual disabilities something that run in families?

Yes.: Familial, inherited factors are actually the most common cause for intellectual disabilities. ...Read more

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Is autistic child able to grow into math genius?

Is autistic child able to grow into math genius?

Yes: If the teachers have a structured curiculum with the ability to be firm. Many austistic kids are "visual" learnerss. Avoiding long verbal instructions is diffucult. Reading with phonics. Autism is not an intellectual deficit-in fact nonverbal intelligence can be quite high. ...Read more

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Is there federal funding for people with learning disabilities after age 18y?

Is there federal funding for people with learning disabilities after age 18y?

To get tested: To get tested for a learning disabilty mild or severe you need to find two or three good psychologists in your area who do this work regularly and ask them. The mildness ofmthe disability does not mean it will cost les it could cost more. Mild ld may be harder to pinpoint and may take more time to find. A related question is why are your trying to find this ld? What difficulty does it present? ...Read more

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What are language development milestones that disqualify an autism diagnosis?

"Normal" language: Language is one of 3 domains of impairment for a child to qualify for a diagnosis of autism. Delayed language is an exclusion for asperger's disorder, but normal language (not counting problems with articulation (clarity of speech)) not just in terms of understanding and using words but also in using language to communicate with others age-appropriately would make autism most unlikely. ...Read more

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Apologize for my ignorance but is parkinson disease falls in mental illness category?

Apologize for my ignorance but is parkinson disease falls in mental illness category?

No-Neurodegenerative: There are patients with parkinson diseaes who get dementia. There are many patients who get bradyphrenia, which means a slowness of processing information. Many, many patients get depression. Overall, however, we do not consider it a mental illness. It is a degenerative neurological movement disorder. ...Read more

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Are learning disabilities genetic? How is it determined?

Are learning disabilities genetic? How is it determined?

They can be: There are a few genetic causes of learning disabilities such as Fragile X Syndrome. Often when a child is determined to have a learning disability, blood work might be done to determine if there is a genetic cause. ...Read more

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What individual fetal measurement holds accuracy (represents true gestational age) longest in pregnancy (fl, ac, bpd, hc)?

What individual fetal measurement holds accuracy (represents true gestational age) longest in pregnancy (fl, ac, bpd, hc)?

Must use averages: I don't believe that any single measurement is most accurate throughout pregnancy. It is usually the averages that are taken. The most accurate measurements are actually in the first trimester in the way of the crown rump length in terms of predicting the estimated date of delivery. ...Read more

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Occupational therapy for 12 year old with nvld. Very intelligent adult size boy who memorizes rather than writing due to difficulty writing?

Occupational therapy for 12 year old with nvld.  Very intelligent adult size boy who memorizes rather than writing due to difficulty writing?

May not help much: Occupational therapy can help people with fine motor control problems such as the ability to write, type, or otherwise use the hands, wrists, arms. If a child's brain is different, causing him difficulty in dealing with ideas, words, phrases, sentences, etc..., then it is not a motor skill problem, and may not benefit much from o.T. It may be worth a brief try, to see if there is improvement. ...Read more

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Is sign language effective for nonverbal autistic children?

Sometimes: Each child with a diagnosis of autism is truly different from others. Some will respond well and vunderstand signing, others will not. Certainly worth a try. ...Read more

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Is HSV 1 virus doing evil work in the background not latent-alzheimer's disease ? Http://www.Sciencedaily.Com/releases/2008/12/081207134109.Htm

Is HSV 1 virus doing evil work in the background not latent-alzheimer's disease ?
Http://www.Sciencedaily.Com/releases/2008/12/081207134109.Htm

Maybe not, because..: Because america's baby-boomers are aging, there is a great deal of research in alzheimer's dementia, and interesting ideas and findings pop up every year. If an article appeared 4 years ago, there should be more research results by now. If there are no research results from other scientists in other medical centers having the same results, then the original article's findings remain unproven. ...Read more

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Is HSV 1 virus doing evil work in the background not latent-alzheimer's disease ? Http://www.Sciencedaily.Com/releases/2008/12/081207134109.Htm

Is HSV 1 virus doing evil work in the background not latent-alzheimer's disease ?
Http://www.Sciencedaily.Com/releases/2008/12/081207134109.Htm

Question unclear: There are many forms of dementia with many causes. One of these is aids due to hiv, but this is usually towards the end of the illness. Not sure what you are asking. ...Read more

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Is intellectual capacity a hereditary trait?

Is intellectual capacity a hereditary trait?

Yes: While many things affect one's intellectual abilities, heredity is a major contributor. However, one can improve on background inherited abilities by study, practice, increased exposure, utilizing good learning skills, etc. Other activities such as a healthy diet, adequate sleep and even exercise are also helpful in increasing and maintaining good intellectual function. ...Read more

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Is asperger's genetically passed down?

Is asperger's genetically passed down?

Sometimes: Some cases of asperger's disorder are inherited. In many cases there is a parent with an anxiety disorder or when one parent has an anxiety disorder and the other has a right hemisphere weakness. There are degrees of being affected so a parent may not be symptomatic of asperger's disorder. ...Read more

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What is durable power of attorney? Living will?

What is durable power of attorney? Living will?

Advance directives: A living will helps a person state how they would like to be taken care of when they are no longer able to make their own decisions and when they have certain conditions that limit their life expectancy. It addresses artificial hydration and nutrition and prolongation of life when you are in a comatose state. A durable power of attorney speaks on your behalf health or finances. ...Read more

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How accurate is the pregnancy state incidental icd v22.2 code?

How accurate is the pregnancy state incidental icd v22.2 code?

You tell us: Only you and your doctor know if you are pregnant. How can we possibly comment on this unimportant code? ...Read more

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Most people reach max height in late teens w/o nutritional problems and chronic childhood illness height based mainly on genes..Wat do yu mean by that?

Most people reach max height in late teens w/o nutritional problems and chronic childhood illness height based mainly on genes..Wat do yu mean by that?

It means: that your height is genetically determined and you will reach your genetically determined height if you are well nourished, have no chronic illness that can interfere with nutrition or energy metabolism, and are not under unusual physical or emotional stress. ...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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