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Does anyone know of a curriculum for teaching the activities of daily living to preteens with retardation?

Does anyone know of a curriculum for teaching the activities of daily living to preteens with retardation?

Darlene Mannix: Darlene mannix has written several books dealing with special needs. I believe she has a couple of books with curriculum, activity sheets, discussion points, exercises, and evaluation tips for both pre-teen and teens with special needs. Adls are included, but she covers other important life skills as well. ...Read more

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Does daycare attendance influence the number of colds a child gets?

Does daycare attendance influence the number of colds a child gets?

Yes: Daycare is a great way to build up your child's immune system by exposing him to lots of different viruses. All kids get sick, but kids who go to daycare do tend to get more colds. But don't despair, good daycares are also a fun place to play, socialize with other kids, and enjoy toys you don't have at home. ...Read more

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Are there any programs in u.S. To help young adult aspbergers patients master skills for healthy living? Health, socialization, self care, work, etc?

Are there any programs in u.S. To help young adult aspbergers patients master skills for healthy living?  Health, socialization, self care, work, etc?

Yes: Most all very serious, long standing or non-curable, genetic, even uncommon conditions have support groups and links for help. Are we not blessed and cursed with the age of the internet and technology ? Start with aspergersyndrome.Org. ...Read more

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Is it mental abuse for daycare workers to argue with parents in front of children?

Certainly no help: Whether or not this constitutes mental abuse is probably a matter of degree and definition. The obvious question is why this conversation was begun in the presence of the children, and how it degenerated into an argument. Neither party appears to be acting like thoughtful adults, and the children will certainly not benefit from observing and then potentially copying this behavior. ...Read more

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What is the best possible way for a college student to juggle school, work, extracurricular act., volunteering, and social/family life all in one?

What is the best possible way for a college student to juggle school, work, extracurricular act., volunteering, and social/family life all in one?

Take it from Clint: One of Clint Eastwood's great lines is from the 1970's movie Magnum Force. At the end of the movie, just after his character Dirty Harry has taken out the last bad guy, he says, "A man's got to know his limitations." This applies to women as well. Also, be sure to plan well ahead, use a calendar all the time, and keep a buffer of time in case something takes longer than expected. ...Read more

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How helpful are free sporting activities for children, in cutting obesity?

How helpful are free sporting activities for children, in cutting obesity?

Incredibly helpful: Any physical activity is helpful for a healthy lifestyle. Sporting activities aren't for every child but many children find them more fun than other forms of exercise. If you can find free sporting activities then please take advantage of them. What children eat and drink are also critical, but exercise is a huge part of a healthy weight. ...Read more

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How do school food programs boost the health of kids?

How do school food programs boost the health of kids?

By feeding them: Sadly, there are many children in our country whose parents cannot feed them, and for some of those kids, the only meals they really get in a week are the meals and snacks they get at school. Our schools provide a much needed safety net for these kids. Without the food provided there, the kids would be in much worse shape than they are. ...Read more

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What are good group therapy activities for low-functioning adults?

What are good group therapy activities for low-functioning adults?

Group Therapy: Educational groups can be every effective for low functioning people, groups that focus on teaching skills necessary for living a meaningful life. Occupational therapists are very good at designing and implementing such groups. ...Read more

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Is electronic toys helpful for kids mental health like rc helicopter?

Is electronic toys helpful for kids mental health like rc helicopter?

Ans: This is a very broad question. Certainly children okay is very important part of development. The kind of toys you mention are certainly more beneficial than the computer games which can lead to a false sense of reality. Children must develop a healthy imagination not a brainwashing. ...Read more

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What are good sports or activities for children with adhd?

No bad ones: Any activity that encourages the child to move, use his/her imagination and laugh is beneficial to his/her health.Exercise has been approved by the aap as adjunct therapy for adhd.Get a proper assessment by a knowledgeable professional, provide proper guidance, discuss meds and other options with your doctor.Avoid fads and unsupported treatments that could possibly delay or worsen outcome. ...Read more

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Do live-in mental institutions help children who are mental retarded more than living at home and going to public school?

Do live-in mental institutions help children who are mental retarded more than living at home and going to public school?

Nearly all gone: Separate institutions for mentally retarded (or seriously mentally ill) individuals have nearly vanished in the U.S. Those with mr have quite different needs, depending on the severity of delay. People with mild delays live at home as children and may live indpendently as adults. Adults with severe mr typically live in group homes. Life quality depends on quality of services, not location. ...Read more

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My child shows fear of going to school.Age is 5.7years.Is not ready to leave classroom for pt and music lessons.No participation in oral sessions?Why?

My child shows fear of going to school.Age is 5.7years.Is not ready to leave classroom for pt and music lessons.No participation in oral sessions?Why?

Anxiety/A, Phobias/P: Part of normal development. 1.Social p: fear of contact with unfamiliar people, social isolation; desire of involvement w/family, familiar peers. 2.Separation a: unrealistic, persistent worries of possible harm befalling primary caregivers, persistent avoidance of being alone, complain distress. 3.School p. 4. Generalized a disorder: worries about future events. Encourage, talk; get counselling. ...Read more

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Which vitamins/minerals/supplements play great role in betterment of brain functions, especially for struggling students, and what should be avoided?

Which vitamins/minerals/supplements play great role in betterment of brain functions, especially for struggling students, and what should be avoided?

Big picture: All the basic nutrients are helpful, especially in our era when many diets are marginal at best. Be sure you're not hypothyroid, anemic, suffering from sleep apnea / restless legs, in a rough or abusive social situation, or with a host of other illnesses. Study the subjects you find most interesting, preview / do problems before lecture, and get help from a learning expert. ...Read more

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Is it abuse for daycare workers to argue in front of children?

Is it abuse for daycare workers to argue in front of children?

No: I would not consider an argument that daycare workers have amongst each other abuse. Inappropriate, yes. Adults should refrain from arguing in front of children. It is inappropriate for daycare professionals to be doing this. It may be scaring the children who are witnessing this, and teaching them inappropriate behaviors. ...Read more

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What are the top ten phone/ipad apps (other than health tap of course!) that would benefit an elderly person taken care of by a non-medical health aide? Apps that could connect family members to stay up to date on (1) medications schedule and (2) weight/b

What are the top ten phone/ipad apps (other than health tap of course!) that would benefit an elderly person taken care of by a non-medical health aide? Apps that could connect family members to stay up to date on (1) medications schedule and (2) weight/b

Try these ...: Not sure about "top 10", but I do like: Elder 411 (for caretaker role), Elder 911 (for caretaker emergencies), WebMD Mobile (RX & other info) & iPharmacy Pro (RX info), iBiomed (track medical & RX info; can share data), Pain Care (track pain episodes, & care team-doctors, therapists, family), Kindle (read novel at doctor appts, Pocket First Aid & CPR ($3.99), Balance ($0.99; Alzheimer resource) ...Read more

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What support services are available newcastle upon tyne for parents of children with acquired brain injuries?

What support services are available newcastle upon tyne for parents of children with acquired brain injuries?

Great Ormond Street?: England has very good services available, but are very regional. The most famous center in england for such children is great ormond street in london. They would know what services are available in different regions. Newcastle upon tyne is a university city and should have access to good educational and therapy services. ...Read more

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Which type of psychologist work in children mental facilities?

Which type of psychologist work in children mental facilities?

Child psych's: There are clinical psychologists (who are phd's) who have additional training and certification in working with children. Although many social workers and psychologists work with kids, it's usually better to seek out someone with additional training in the area. ...Read more

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Is acmas programs really beneficial for kids brain and learning abilities ?

Is acmas programs really beneficial for kids brain and learning abilities ?

I did a search: On yahoo and no relevant programs turned up. In general neuro cognitive training has limited short term benefits but people who are promoting this are trying to sell this to insurance agencies, the government and to general public to ask them to pay for these training programs which have questionable long term benefits. ...Read more

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What are some good remedies for social anxiety, specifically in a high school environment?

What are some good remedies for social anxiety, specifically in a high school environment?

Build Skills Now!: Teens struggling w/ social anxiety might relate to this peer: http://ow.ly/EXqaH Much can be done 2 learn 2 manage & even overcome social anxiety. In general, it will involve facing feared social situations, conquering less feared ones & working up 2 more feared ones. It's impt 2 have an understanding of HOW 2 do this effectively. Learn more here: http://ow.ly/EXqIs Get teen expert help! ...Read more

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