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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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Disabilities is a term that describes a mental or physical condition that limits one's abilities to carry out the ...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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