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How Do You Know If Your Child Is Hyperactive
Barking cough: Croup is described as a child with a "barking cough" that sounds like a barking seal. Typically it is worse at night and is accompanied by cold-like symptoms. A physician will diagnose based on history and physical exam and possibly some additional testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
INVESTIGATE: How old is the child? How long has the behavior been a problem? What is happening inthe child's environment? These and many other questions must be answered before a doctor has an understanding of the problem. Since a child may be reacting to the environment, be bipolar, have adhd, or many other problems diagnosis comes first, then treatment which may include the family out of necessity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Well-baby visits: At well-baby visits, your doc takes lots of measurements: height (or length, in babies), weight, head circumference. These are all important measures of growth. Additionally, they will ask you lots of questions regarding what they are doing these days in terms of motor skills, talking, etc. These are all important ways of knowing if your baby is lagging behind. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on your childs age and level of maturity, preschoolers and school age children are going to have a hard time understanding the concept...From mommy is sick to sometimes mommy feels very happy and other times very sad could be enough.Middle schoolers and up, downloading patient information from a medical site or asking your md to explainit to the child could be viable options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need evaluation: The only way to tell if you have adhd is to be evaluated by an experienced health care provider. Ask your doctor or health plan for a referral to someone who specializes in adhd or psychiatry. You can also go to a web site like chadd.Org and search their professional directory. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Look and Feel: Firm bulging gums, excessive salivating, irritability, a desire to chew more are all signs of teething. Age of child helps. First teeth come in about 6 months of age give or take. When they cut through you will feel a small hard sharp bump. Usually on the bottom front first. Know that teething does not cause high fevers. Know too that you should take your child to the dentist when they are one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Learning Disability: Have your child evaluated either in school by a school psychologist or privately by a licensed psychologist. An individual psychological evaluation with a strong educational component can help determine if your child has a learning disability. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Clinical interview: The best way to diagnosed add is still a clinical interview with a physician experienced in diagnosing add. Questionaires aren't specific enough to make the diagnosis. There are 2 computerized tests call iva and tova that are administered by specific therapist that can also be helpful in confirming the diagnosis. ...Read more
Any symptoms ???: Sleep deprivation will usually lead to a crabby kid who is a bit more sickly than their peers ; less interested in sustained play. A kid falling asleep at odd moments or while other kids are playing is sleep deprived.Sleep talking and night terrors are sometimes seen. If kid sleeps well at night for > 9 hours, feeds well, plays at the same level as their friends is ok. ...Read more
To see pediatrician: You should bring your child to see your pediatrician and dicuss further with her/him in detail about possibilities. She/he will examine your child and order the necessary initial blood work. If there is anything suspicious then she/he will be able to refer you to see a pediatric hematologist/oncologist for further evaluation/testings i.e. A bone marrow biopsy etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Relationship: Communication breakdown is warning sign.Get a more detailed answer ›
Teething symptoms: The first tooth usually breaks through when a baby is 6 months old; some babies are born with teeth, some do not get any teeth until they are 12 months, and that is totally normal. Some babies have no symptoms when teething, and others may be fussy, have a sleeping disturbance or put their fingers in their mouths or bite on objects for a few days to a week before the tooth breaks through. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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