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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

A neurodevelopmental disorder negatively affecting a person's socialization, communication, and interests. It is usually detected in the first ...Read more


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How long do you keep a child out of school for an ear infection?

How long do you keep a child out of school for an ear infection?

Why keep out ?: Unless your school has a restriction on fever or the kid is too sickly to benefit, there is no reason a kid with a simple ear infection should be kept out of school. If they are fever free and can sit still to watch their favorite TV show they can go to school. ...Read more

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How can I teach my autistic son not to run away from me?

How can I teach my autistic son not to run away from me?

Behavior therapy: Many autistic children benefit from a behavior therapist..And the parents benefit form the teaching as well if you have not seen a behavior therapist, ask your pediatrician for a referral. ...Read more

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What can be done to keep impetigo from spreading from child to child in my home?

What can be done to keep impetigo from spreading from child to child in my home?

Hygene and culture: Good hygene, washing with plain soap and water, of the impetigo, hands, clothes, towels, bedclothes. But our studies in families show that others often may be carrrying the bacteria, and that culturing, using effective antibiotics, as shown by the culture, and treating the household members, is the only way to prevent recurrent infection in the household. ...Read more

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How do I keep a non-verbal child with multiple disabilities from hitting herself to get attention?

How do I keep a non-verbal child with multiple disabilities from hitting herself to get attention?

Stop the hitting: We use naloxone so the child will feel the pain, most stop hitting them selves with this medication. to help with a non-verbal I have used ASEA on my patients. you can see more info and order this on my website. One to two ounces twice a day, results usually seen in 2-3 weeks. zbestwater.info hope this helps ...Read more

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Baby will be 6m in 2w. I'm clueless as to how to introduce solids. She's in a daycare environment and don't know how to go about it and how often.

Baby will be 6m in 2w. I'm clueless as to how to introduce solids. She's in a daycare environment and don't know how to go about it and how often.

Food introduction: The general recommendation for food introduction in infants is rice cereal at 4 months, vegetables at 5 months, fruits and fruit juices at 6 months, finger foods & meats at 9 months. A three meal two snack schedule is the usual goal, but adapting this schedule to your family's normal routine should be fine as long as your baby is comfortable and gaining weight appropriately. ...Read more

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My daughter needs contact lenses. Is it common for kids to use them? How long can you keep them in?

My daughter needs contact lenses. Is it common for kids to use them? How long can you keep them in?

Not common: Contact lenses are often not recommended for children less than 12 years of age--usually for the reason of being able to insert them. As far as how long they can be kept in, that would depend upon the type of lens that is being used. ...Read more

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What happens to kid under 26 in college if parent is on medicare? Can he get help from chip?

What happens to kid under 26 in college if parent is on medicare? Can he get help from chip?

Age and state: Chip is for children upto age 19.Each state has its own program, so you will have to check with your state regarding eligibility (call 18775437669).Medicaid, administered by the states, doesn't cover adults under age 65 without dependent children. Some adults qualify if there's special medical needs. The affordable care act, if enacted, will expand coverage to low income adults without dependents. ...Read more

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How would keep my guns away from children?

How would   keep my guns away from children?

Safe/locks: A good gun safe can double as a home for some family valuables.There are a number of trigger locks and quick entry safes on the market that provide quick access but eliminate child entry. As mentioned, kids taught gun handling and safety as early as age 4 are less likely to play with any gun they find anywhere. ...Read more

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How long could an injury keep you from working out?

How long could an injury keep you from working out?

Depends: Obviously the most important factors are the nature of your injury and what type of working out you are looking to do. The key factor would be not to return too soon because if you do you will risk reinjury and being out for an even longer time. ...Read more

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I'm being treated for epiditimytis . If i continue to run and weight train will that prevent the epiditimytis from going away?

I'm being treated for epiditimytis . If i continue to run and weight train will that prevent the epiditimytis  from going away?

Take it easy.: Activities like weightlifting and that requires straining can aggravate your epididymitis. I would recommend to refrain from weightlifting for few days until your symptoms subsides then you can go back to your old routine. ...Read more

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How to stop autistic child from screaming?

Pediatric neurology: Autism is a complicated condition that is not yet full understood. Many tactics have been used to deal with tantrums including a treats/rewards-based system, planned ignoring, counting, and even surgery. See a pediatric neurologist for further evaluation. http://www.autism-help.org/behavior-tantrums-aspergers.htm ...Read more

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How do you prevent an overbite from developing in a child?

How do you prevent an overbite from developing in a child?

OVERBITE: Overbite usually develop if the child continues to suck his bottle for a long time even at school age. We prevent this to happen by changing the bottle to cup as early as possible. ...Read more

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How do you keep a child from suffering harm if baseball hits breastbone hard?

How do you keep a child from suffering harm if baseball hits breastbone hard?

Breastplate: It is truly rare but I have read of kids suffering cardiac arrest when hit square in the breastbone by a line drive. The condition itself is unpredictable, ie. Who would be susceptible is unknown. I've also heard suggestions that a breastplate worn by pitchers would spread the force over a larger area and cushion the blow(&prevent it). I am not aware of any area that has tried it or results. ...Read more

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How to make my 7yrs. Old child get away from nad friends as he's being agressive, says bad words and to attract him to better friends?

How to make my 7yrs. Old child get away from nad friends as he's being agressive, says bad words and to attract him to better friends?

See below: Talk to your child about his choice of friends. Ask him why he wants to spend time with the kid you consider a bad influence -- what is it about the child that makes him so appealing? Limit time spent with the bad friend. Encourage spending time with more acceptable friends. Tell him why you are concerned...Or invite the friend and family over to dinner to get to know him/his family better. ...Read more

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How can try to potty train my child (at 5yo) who's having accidents and just doesn't want to go on his own?

Assist/ Reward: One drag on toilet training is the mixed messages a kid gets if you follow him around asking if he needs to go. If he doesn't, he is sad he can't produce, if he needs to go & you are not there asking, he may not be able to hold it until you do.(again sad). If you tell him you will help, he picks the time (which is crucial)& you assist.(no sadness).A reward system helps motivate & can work overnight. ...Read more

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How much should a couple put away for their autistic child as an adult?

How much should a couple put away for their autistic child as an adult?

Depends: In 2010 data, the average cost for a middle class family to raise a child from birth to 18 years was $222, 360 (22 % higher than 1960's). This does not include college costs. Depending on the level of functioning, independence-adjustments need to be factored in. Where you live; are you a single parent; what's your income; public vs private school...All will have to be considered. ...Read more

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How can I keep my disabled child to move through grades at the same pace as his peers?

Work with the school: Public schools are better staffed to handle special needs kids & laws require mainstreaming when possible, regular assessments& individualized education plans do not apply to most private facilities.You need to get involved in the process.Realize you don't have to sign off on any program plan but should accept their best efforts.Educators are aware of their own limitations & try to do their best. ...Read more

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