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What must I consider when choosing a science camp for my child?

What must I consider when choosing a science camp for my child?

See below:: What is the camp's philosophy-curriculum and developmental apporoach to the subject. What is the facilitiies/locale, personnel and format of the camp? Testimonials from others who participated? Cost for room and board? Eligiblility criteria? Age groups/coed? ...Read more

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Can a kid with autism be really good in math and science. Or is that just grandparent impression?

Can a kid with autism be really good in math and science. Or is that just grandparent impression?

Yes: Autism to me is a neurodevelopmental condition that manifests itself in markedly abnormal social interaction, communication ability and patterns of interest. I think autism is not an "intellectual deficit" but more of a low level "perceptual" disability. Yes, they can be good in math and science! ...Read more

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If a child has a vsd are there certain activities we should not let him do?

No: If a significant vsd is present, it is usually repaired in the first few years of life. Once repaired, there are usually no activity restrictions. A vsd that is small and does not require repair also does not require activity restrictions. ...Read more

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Can my child with hemophilia participate in activities?

Can my child with hemophilia participate in activities?

Depends...: Hemophilia is classified as mild, moderate, or severe. Based on this, we can gauge the risk of participating in certain activities. Prophylaxis can also be given (regular doses of factor administered at a given interval) that can allow someone to participate in more rigorous activities (even soccer). Your child's hematologist can help guide you on the different options available. ...Read more

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What medications are used to treat hyper activity in autistic children?

Varies: It depends on the cause of hyperactivity. There are many reasons for an ad child to be hyperactive. You, behavioral assistant, speech therapists, pt, teachers, and doctors need to figure out why. If child is chronically ill, frustrated, anxious, in pain, obsessing, he could be hyperactive. There is no one medication to use in a recipe fashion. ...Read more

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Are there any natural treaments, herbal or otherwise, to treat hyper activity in kids?

Are there any natural treaments, herbal or otherwise, to treat hyper activity in kids?

Watch and eliminate : There are no proven natural remedies for hyperactivity.Except to determine if there something dietary that triggers the behavior.Examples are too much suger or caffeine. ...Read more

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How do you include children with Lyme disease in everyday activities?

How do you include children with Lyme disease in everyday activities?

No need to exclude: Children with ld are at no risk of spreading their ailment to others. They can be included with other children in activities that are only limited to their level of tolerance. ...Read more

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How might you include children with Lyme disease in everyday activities?

How might you include children with Lyme disease in everyday activities?

May need help: The extent of how much a child with lyme disease can be included in daily activities will depend on the extent of his disease consequences. Children with only minimal symptoms, can probably be back to pre-disease activity states. Those with more severe impairment may need help from physical and occupational therapists. A lot of resources may be found from online support groups as well. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are any natural treatments, herb or otherwise, to treat hyper activity in kids?

Can you tell me if there are any natural treatments, herb or otherwise, to treat hyper activity in kids?

Best natural tx: The best, most evidence based, natural treatment to improve the symptoms and impact of hyperactivity (adhd) is to limit screen time. In other words, turn off the tv, turn off the computer, put away the tablet and the smart phone, turn off the video games. Restrict to one hour on weekdays and two hours a day on weekends. Go to the park, play catch, read with them, have a conversation. ...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