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How can I help my son who is having learning difficulties after hie?

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 more

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How can I help my mom regain her reading ability after a mild stroke?

How can I help my mom regain her reading ability after a mild stroke?

Stroke: The key treatment is aggressive occupational therapy where the patient is challenged to re-learn these skills. If the stroke has been classified as "mild" then recovery should be good. ...Read more

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How can I help my high functioning autistic sister. She is a 14 year old that isn't very social and my parents don't know how to help her.

How can I help my high functioning autistic sister. She is a 14 year old that isn't very social and my parents don't know how to help her.

Refer to: : Suggest to your parents to ask her pediatrician about referring her to a social skills group or to a therapist who specializes in kids with high-functioning autism or aspergers disorder.. As this diagnosis has become more recognized, more therapists and groups are available. Her school counselor could even help with this. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my 16 year old son has severe anxiety how can I help him cope?

Should i be concerned if my 16 year old son has severe anxiety how can I help him cope?

I would be concerned: If my child had severe anxiety because it can negatively impact their quality of life. I would encourage you to have your son seen by a child psychiatrist or a child psychologist. Take care. ...Read more

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What can I do to help my 4 year old with speech impairment?

What can I do to help my 4 year old with speech impairment?

Speech delay: Need to see a speech therapist. There are programs through school district as well. Hearing problems can lead to speech impairment as well. Need to make sure hearing is not playing a role. ...Read more

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How can I cope with my feelings after my child's recent diabetes diagnosis?

How can I cope with my feelings after my child's recent diabetes diagnosis?

Talk: Talk with family, friends, neighbors, and/or your child's doctor. Talk with other people with diabetes, if you know any. Also, look for local support groups. ...Read more

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I am a wife and full time working mom with a toddler. I sufferfrom bulimia and addiction to porn. I'm worried about my addictions. How can I overcome them?

I am a wife and full time working mom with a toddler. I sufferfrom bulimia and addiction to porn. I'm worried about my addictions. How can I overcome them?

Behaviorl addictions: Addictive behaviors are not limited to alcohol and drugs. Overeaters anonymous (www.Oa.Org) and sex addicts anonymous (www.Sexaa.Org) offer lots of support and information helpful for these issues. A therapist who treats behavioral addiction can help too. ...Read more

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My father has extreme mental disabilities, how can I get him help?

My father has extreme mental disabilities, how can I get him help?

See your doctor: Your doctor should be able to arrange for psychoneurologic testing. ...Read more

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How can I help my wife who is recently disabled without feeling overwhelmed?

How can I help my wife who is recently disabled without feeling overwhelmed?

It is not easy , : But u r obligated to do that. And u need to remember that she would have done the same to u if u were the disabled . If u have close family members that can help , ask for help. May god be with you. ...Read more

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My 27 year old daughter has a very bad case of lymphedema. What can I do to help her cope with her condition?

My 27 year old daughter has a very bad case of lymphedema. What can I do to help her cope with her condition?

See a specialist: Lymphedema nurse specialists can be unbelievably helpful in providing emotional support and counseling, education about skin care, and also in providing treatment for lymphedema with massage and wrapping techniques. Even chronic, massively swollen limbs can see dramatic results with non-invasive limb reduction techniques. ...Read more

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My 3 year old has been stuttering for a few months. Mostly when he is excited. Should I seek a speech therapist? What can I do to help?

My 3 year old has been stuttering for a few months. Mostly when he is excited. Should I seek a speech therapist? What can I do to  help?

Be patient: Many go through a transient stuttering phase at that age.It lasts a few months and fades.Try to be patient with him and do not call him out/correct him or complete his sentences. Discuss this with your doc at any future visit and s/he can sample his speech patterns.Many school districts offer free "child find" services for 3 and older to look at speech issues. ...Read more

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How can I help my child just who has some receptive/expressive disorder problems?

How can I help my child just who has some receptive/expressive disorder problems?

Get help: These symptoms are often the beginning of the recognition of a child within the autistic spectrum. See your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Hi my daughter is diagnosed with having global developmental delay what can we do has parents to help her? She is now 12yrs and never had friend thank

Hi my daughter is diagnosed with having global developmental delay what can we do has parents to help her? She is now 12yrs and never had friend thank

See a pediatrician: First thing to do is get evaluated by her pediatrician. There are several causes for developmental delay- including endocrine, nutritional, systemic diseases, psychosocial etc. May need multidisciplinary approach- ? Psychiatrist, social worker. It is better to do the evaluation as soon as possible as certain conditions may cause permanent damage if not treated early. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my misbehaving child has an emotional disorder?

How can I tell if my misbehaving child has an emotional disorder?

Try this: If your child has behavioral problems in other settings, such as day care, schools, friends homes etc, when you are not present this is a red flag.If only with you present, it still is a problem, but less likely to be an emotional disorder. ...Read more

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I'm a mum. Child lives with dad. I attempted suicide, lost a leg and having issues. During family mediation, Dad and I agreed I would cut off from daughter. How can I help daughter cope with this?

I'm a mum. Child lives with dad. I attempted suicide, lost a leg and having issues. During family mediation, Dad and I agreed I would cut off from daughter. How can I help daughter cope with this?

Continue Therapy: The best thing you can do for your daughter is to work hard on getting yourself well. Since you are required, for now, to not interact with your daughter, it's best to honor that agreement and let Dad give her a stable daily home environment. Once you are in a place, mentally and physically, of health, peace and stability, you can request a change in your interactions with your daughter. ...Read more

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How can I help my 16 year old who has multiple mental disorders? How to help them cope with life?

How can I help my 16 year old who has multiple mental disorders? How to help them cope with life?

Unable to answer: There are too many unknowns to give you a answer--what kinds of problems, what's been tried, how is he not coping, etc. Your question is a crucial one, but you need to either speak with his current care provider or find one who will talk with you about your frustrations. A site like this is not going to give you the direction you are seeking. ...Read more

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How can I help my child who is 15 months and not walking yet?

Be patient: The cdc recommends getting an evaluation if a child is not walking at 18 mos. Of age. I would suggest giving your child a bit more time before worrying. Remember that while there are some definite problems, most kids simply develop at their own pace (which has little to do with how they end up). You can always discuss it with your child's doctor or nurse practitioner if you are still worried. ...Read more

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How do I tell if my son has a speech delay?

How do I tell if my son has a speech delay?

Depends on age: This is a broad subject. Without knowing his age, I can't give you specific advice in just a paragraph. Please refer to this link which covers speech milestones and development by age from infants to 5 yrs of age. I hope it helps. http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/conditions/pediatrics/age-appropriate_speech_and_language_milestones_90,P02170/ ...Read more

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I am extremely stressed out, how to help my child with autism who doesn't speak?

I am extremely stressed out, how to help my child with autism who doesn't speak?

Communication : Systems involving picture exchange are easier now with ipads. Applied behavioral analysis therapists can help your child with communication, but they need to know the level of his cognitive functioning to target therapy. Contact https://louisville.Edu/autism, the university of louisville autism center at kosair charities for services ; funding. Don't despair; help is available.;#40;502;#41; 852-1300. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my autistic son who can't speak has a concussion?

How can I tell if my autistic son who can't speak has a concussion?

Diagnose concussion: The hallmark of concussion is an altered mental status (level of alertness and responsiveness). Look for a change in behavior or difficulty following directions. Look for any change in his ability to carry out his usual tasks. ...Read more

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