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How Can I Help My Son Who Is Having Learning Difficulties After Hie
Medical/educational: Hie effects vary-so i can't give you specific advice. You need a team approach-a pediatrician experienced with developmental/educational areas should serve as your medical home-and guide you to various specialists like pt, ot, speech therapy, etc. Utilize early access programs, area educational agency, etc. If local doctor unsure, ask for a referal to a university center and/or developmental ped. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A learning disorder is defined on the basis of a discrepancy between a person's overall intelligence and accomplishments in a specific area of learning such as reading or mathematics. Imagine someone with an iq of 120 (bright) who, despite adequate exposure to the subject, is reading at a level 2-3 years below age level. The combination of overall capacity and specific ...Read more
Depends: This depends very much on the nature of his learning difficulites. There are some very specific learning problems that can be coped with more easily compared to a more generalized problem. If his learning difficulties are causing severe problems in multiple areas, then this would be a problem. The answer would also depend on your son's current age - if young, there is time to work on the problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Son has learning difficulties, so can not ask him how he feels, phlemie cough, bloodshot eyes, but eating well what is this?
Likely viral: The bloodshot eyes you describe may be conjunctivitis/pink eye. The term describes the part of the eye affected and how the eye looks but NOT the cause. It can be infectious, allergic, autoimmune or irritant. Most of the time in a child it is infectious and the majority of the time it is viral, especially with both eyes affected and other symptoms that sound viral. Symptomatic treatment only. ...Read more
Yes: This spring a former pt & 14oz premi named the "littlest angel" by local media, graduated from baylor & reminds me that even those with a troublesome start can do great. Neonatal units are not a perfect substitute for a womb & number wise there is a correlation with intensity of neonatal problems & learning problems later. Each child is unique & early childhood programs help monitor progress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe,maybe not : Much depends on how early and what if any complications occurred along the way. Most premis fall into the 34-37 week range, most of who will be normal. Those born at 24-28 wks are much more likely to have problems. One of my smallest newborns (14 oz) graduated from the honors program at Baylor a few years ago, so I each kid is different. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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