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How to train children with down syndrome?

How to train children with down syndrome?

For an assessment : of the child's developmental needs & toilet-training readiness, if < 3 yrs. old, call Pam Barton, Franklin County Help Me Grow Coordinator at (614) 227-9860. If 3-5 yrs. old, call Lynn Brannon, Director of Early Childhood Special Education at (614) 542-4106. At the same time, call (614) 355-8080 for an evaluation at the Down Syndrome Clinic, Nationwide Children's Hospital, (614) 355-8080. ...Read more

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How can I potty train my child with developmental disabilities?

How can I potty train my child with developmental disabilities?

Patiently...: Toilet {or "potty"} training is difficult in and of itself; throwing any disability into the mix adds another level of difficulty. Sometimes the 'team' approach is best; and positive reinforcement is helpful. I do not know the exact nature of the disability so i cannot be more specific except do draw from my own parenting experience...When your child is ready then it happens; and not before. ...Read more

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How do you calm a child with asperger's syndrome down from a temper tantrum?

How do you calm a child with asperger's syndrome down from a temper tantrum?

Trial and error: Different techniques work with different children. Some techniques that parents/guardians of my patients with asperger's have had success with include hand massages and taking a bath or a shower. I suggest involvement in a support group for caregivers of autistic spectrum children for more ideas. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I potty train my child with learning disabilities?

Small Steps: First teach them to recognize when they need to go (naming it when you see it, as specific as you can). This communication is key. If stalled, try to get them to go into the bathroom, even if still in diapers. Then sitting on the potty. Model toileting all along the way. ...Read more

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How would a child with ADHD and Asperger syndrome behave?

Adhd and aspergers: Adhd includes inattention, trouble focusing, hyperactivity, and impulse problems. Aspergers tends to be a social problem laden with anxieties. They can be comorbid. ...Read more

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How to wean child with pks syndrome?

How to wean child with pks syndrome?

?: Pks is an extremely rare congenital syndrome; i'm not sure what the question is about weaning with relationship to this. ...Read more

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How to cope with aspergers syndrome in your child?

Become an expert: Become the expert on your child and the diagnosis, be very involved in all the therapies and the educational process. You are your child´s best advocate and at the end of the day no one will know him better than you. ...Read more

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How long (time wise) is a childs with ADHD and ADD's attention span? We want to set a timetable.

How long (time wise) is a childs with ADHD and ADD's attention span?  We want to set a timetable.

ADHD: That is different, for each child. ADHD has several factors, attention span, distractibility, and and how very busy their brains are. A better plan might be to take tasks, and break them down. Write it as a list that they can refer to. Clean room: 1-pick up trash, 2- put toys away, etc. I've even suggested using a timer, 3-make bed, 5 minutes. This focuses on their success, rather than the problem ...Read more

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Is being able to potty train your autistic child a good prognostic sign?

Is being able to potty train your autistic child a good prognostic sign?

it's a good step: Depends on age ; other factors, but overall not that predictive of ultimate competence, but any developmental progress is good. There are many things as important, or moreso, but celebrate every step forward by your child. And, I am happy for you t; your child - because toilet training is much more convenient ; pleasing for all. ...Read more

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How do you calm down a child who has adhd?

Consistency: There are lots of non-medical things you can do to help a child with adhd. Schedules are important with these kids. Getting plenty of rest really helps. Setting up expectations as well as consequences is essential. Despite some parents best efforts this is not enough. You may wish to consult your doctor about further treatment. ...Read more

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How can I teach him to behave and follow rules to an adhd 8 year old with some autism.

How can I teach him to behave and follow rules to an adhd 8 year old with some autism.

ABA Therapy provided: by Board Certified Behavioral Analysts really helps children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder +/- ADHD if parents learn & consistently use the behavioral techniques. Ask your son's Special Education teacher about www.autismspeaks.org/resource/kids-korner-autism-center. Also, see a Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrician to look for genetic & other medical causes & manage medical & behavioral issues. ...Read more

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If a child is born premature, will that child develop learning disabilities? What causes a child to be a slow learner and how to be a fast learner?

If a child is born premature, will that child develop learning disabilities? What causes a child to be a slow learner and how to be a fast learner?

Different outcomes: I know some very smart kids who were very premature and some very dumb kids who were term. There's more to it than just those things. Certainly, the more premature, the more at risk for learning problems, but it doesn't mandate the child will have problems. Also, the earlier you intervene with lots of interactive, 1:1 learning activities, reading to child and interactive play, more child learns! ...Read more

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How do I help a 10 year old child cope with the death his school teacher?

How do I help a 10 year old child cope with the death his school teacher?

Simple is best: The 10yo's past experience with pets or bugs gives them a basic understanding of the physical reality of death. Since their thinking processes won't begin to embrace advanced thinking until well into the teens, you need to stay with simple. Instead of trying to provide an elaborate discussion of heaven or eternal love, provide an open invitation to ask questions. Kids will come back again & again. ...Read more

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How do I toilet train children with dyspraxia?

How do I toilet train children with dyspraxia?

See below: I'm assuming a child with dyspraxia has problems with movement, coordination, judgment, processing, memory and some other cognitive skills. Readiness is important-soft stool and taking advantage of the gastrocolic reflex-urination and stooling after a meal can allow physical modeling of sitting on a potty and alllowing the body to relax and release. Do not force-set up a routine and relax. ...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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How can you potty-train a child with hirschprung's disease symptoms?

HIRSCHPRUNG's D.: Potty training is not the problem here. It is important to diagnose the congenital anomally to correct the aganglionic portion of the colon by surgery before getting complicated with toxic megacolon. ...Read more

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How do we comfort a relative who just had a baby with down syndrome?

How do we comfort a relative who just had a baby with down syndrome?

Be supportive: Your best actions are the heartfelt ones. You can never know what they are feeling unless u went thru it yourself, but call or visit & offer your support in any way you can. If you avoid the issue & are otherwise close, it will hurt. Some ds kids i follow have a handful of problems & some have remarkably good health. ...Read more

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How to discipline a 8 year old boy with adhd or teach not to do what he ain't suppose to do?

How to discipline a 8 year old boy with adhd or teach not to do what he ain't suppose to do?

Duplicate question, : though you 1st stated that he also has Autistic Spectrum Disorder. A Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrician & other specialists can clarify his Neurodevelopmental Disorders, look for underlying causes & define his developmental levels. Then seek behavioral therapy to learn to state rules at his language level, follow through with immediate consequences & use other effective behavioral techniques. ...Read more

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Tips for mentally stimulating a child with down syndrome?

Tips for mentally stimulating a child with down syndrome?

Early Intervention: Programs for infants with DS accelerate attainment of motor, communication, self-help/adaptive & cognitive skills through OT, PT, cognitive, behavioral & Speech/Language Therapy from 0-3, then Early Childhood Special Education beginning at age 3 + individual therapies, if possible. Ask teachers & therapists what skills your child has mastered, what he's ready to do next & how to motivate him. ...Read more

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How would a child that has ADHD and Asperger syndrome behave ?

How would a child that has ADHD and Asperger syndrome behave 


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Not very differently: Adhd would present similarly in all children however there would some difference in children with asperger's as impulsivity is likely to present with increase stereotypes which are part of asperger's. Other aspects of asperger's might also become more pronounced. Frustration tolerance which is an issue might become more pronounced. Treatment of adhd is more tricky as well as asperger's children. ...Read more

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