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How to help a kid with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder?

How to help a kid with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder?

Proper Expert Help: Unfortunately some children are born with immaturities of the brain that may lead to both add(h) and learning disabilities. With proper help, these can generally be dealt with.Schools should provide special needs based teaching, while pediatricians and psych specialists may be able to help with other aspects such as medication and diagnosis. ...Read more

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How hard is it raising child with cognitive disability?

How hard is it raising child with cognitive disability?

Depends: It depends on the type and severity of the disability.A thorough assessment and prompt intervention, accompanied by parent skill training optimizes the outcome. ...Read more

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How does having a disability and sensory impairments affect a child's development?

How does having a disability and sensory impairments affect a child's development?

It Depends: This is a difficult question.It depends upon what the difficulties are.Some may be serious and permanant impairments for the future. Some may be remediated with help and some may resolve with maturity.They are not all hopeless.For example a child with poor coordination may not be the best athlete but otherwise be perfectly normal in every other respect.If you wish, you can message me with detail. ...Read more

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How do I determine to get an abortion or not when my child has tested positive for a disability?

How do I determine to get an abortion or not when my child has tested positive for a disability?

Difficult to answer: Dr amster's advice is good.My suggestion is to discuss the problem with a geneticicist plus a medical pediatric or pediatric surgical sub-specialist taking are of the type of disability your child would have. Then it is up to you and child's father to make a decision which of course needs should take into account child's probable quality of life as well as impact on your entire family. Not easy. ...Read more

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Is it possible that children who have extreme migraines (status migraines) qualify for disability?

Is it possible that children who have extreme migraines (status migraines) qualify for disability?

NOT REALLY......,: There is treatment and preventive measures/medications for migraine. The aim should be thorough evaluation to find out the cause and treatment accordingly. If there are associated serious issues including neurological/developmental, seizure, motor dysfunction etc. Your child's doctor/s will help you in this regard. Check with the pediatrician and peds. Neurologist. ...Read more

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Wondering who will pay bills for our kids if they get sick in their 30s? If chronic disease, will disability kick in?

Wondering who will pay bills for our kids if they get sick in their 30s? If chronic disease, will disability kick in?

Depends: Not really a medical question - whether disabilty will help depends on the illness, side effects, employability and if the disability plans have any money (social security being my thought). ...Read more

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Is add or ADHD considered a disability for a child?

Is add or ADHD considered a disability for a child?

Yes, if not treated: The best thing you can do as a parent of an add child is to treat it. The treatment, medication and behavior retraining is effective. So effective, in fact, that often it can erased the handicap and brings the child up to the level of his peers. Not treated, add can scar a child for life. Not sure if your child has add? Get him/her tested. Better safe than sorry! ...Read more

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How likley is it that our child will inherit our mental disabilities?

How likley is it that our child will inherit our mental disabilities?

You can find out: The inheritance of various mental conditions is very complex. You should seek the services of a genetic counselor. These professionals are usually available at women's obstetric and children's hospitals. ...Read more

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When can a child with autism receive SSI disability income?

When can a child with autism receive SSI disability income?

Depends: Hard to answer with any degree of specificity in this kind of forum. Depends on age, family income, severity of illness, etc. Here's a good resource: http://www.Child-autism-parent-cafe.Com/social-security.Html. ...Read more

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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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Can someone with a chronic illness or disability still adopt a child?

Can someone with a chronic illness or disability still adopt a child?

Yes: According to the americans with disabilities act (ada), many with disabilities qualify to be considered as adoptive parents. It's the law. And it applies to both public and private adoption agencies. ...Read more

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Might it be that a developmental disability eventually kill the child who has it?

Might it be that a developmental disability eventually kill the child who has it?

Complications: Can be a problem. Severe disabilities that weaken the respiratory system or immune system can lead to secondary problems like pneumonia or respiratory failure that can be life threatening. ...Read more

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Hello whether maturation leads to disability of giving birth to child? Then what lead to disability?

Hello whether maturation leads to disability of giving birth to child? Then what lead to disability?

See details: I assume you mean masturbation and not maturation. No matter which one you meant, the answer to both is no. You do need some work on your English. ...Read more

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If i still have periods at the age of 50, would i be classed as being at "child bearing" status, this is in relation to disability?

If i still have periods at the age of 50, would i be classed as being at "child bearing" status, this is in relation to disability?

Hard to say: Because you have menses does not mean you ovulate which would be a pre-requisite for child bearing. How a state regulator uses the term may not correspond to the medical definition but will be defined by their prepared guidelines.This is one question they should answer for you. ...Read more

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Activities for children with developmental disabilities? What activities would you suggest for a child with developmental disabilities?

Activities for children with developmental disabilities? What activities would you suggest for a child with developmental disabilities?

Fun things: Activities that help promote movement of the limbs, that are fun, and slightly challenging. You can ask a physical therapist and/or occupational therapist as well. They would be better informed on specific activities. ...Read more

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What tests in pregnancy look for disabilities in your child?

What tests in pregnancy look for disabilities in your child?

Ultrasound and labs: Throughout pregnancy there are incremental examinations for disabilities. Sometimes there is an early sonogram inside of 10 weeks, that can visualize the heart and check size. Around 20 weeks, there is a full sonogram that looks over multiple areas for any kind of anomalies. Depending, there may be one later too. There are also labs drawn that look for congenital and spinal defects around 20 wks. ...Read more

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I have two kids who were diagnosed with ADHD and they are taking medicines for it. I was trying to see if i can file for disability ?

I have two kids who were diagnosed with ADHD and they are taking medicines for it. I was trying to see if i can file for disability ?

Disability: Disability for a diagnosis of only adhd is difficult to substantiate as it does not "very seriously limit his or her activities" if properly treated by a mental health professional. There may be additional disorders (i.e. Autism, learning disorder, depression, neurological condition) complicating the diagnosis that need to be ruled out. All states are different; i would speak to an attorney, too. ...Read more

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What do I do if I think my child has a learning disability?

What do I do if I think my child has a learning disability?

Consult child's Dr: First with child's pediatrician or family practitioner who will conduct preliminary evaluation and advise need to consult with a learning disability expert. Most primary care drs. Will have an expert referral, and if not , all children's hospitals should have such experts. ...Read more

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What are some of the long term disabilities I might expect if my child had ivh?

What are some of the long term disabilities I might expect if my child had ivh?

Depends on severity : & gestational age at birth. If a preemie, findings on brain MRI at nicu discharge help predict. Grades i & ii may increase risk of adhd & learning disabilities. Grades iii & IV may impact cognitive & motor development & confer eligibility for your state's early intervention program under public law idea. Enroll him now for best outcomes. Ask his dr. About follow-up on mri, vision, hearing. ...Read more

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Approximately what percent of children with disabilities have multiple disorders?

Approximately what percent of children with disabilities have multiple disorders?

Few in the beginning: Certain syndromes have multiple problems: genetic disorders affecting all organs. Secondary disorders such as obesity, osteoporosis, fractures and cancer may depend on the disease, lifestyle, and life expectancy of the original condition. Cerebral palsy may have both mental and physical components but is one disorder. Disability of hearing always comes with speech disorders. Hope this helps! ...Read more