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Man Child Syndrome
Not getting enough a: Middle child syndrome is a child who does not getting enough attention and love because the parents are busy and providing more attention and care to the oldest and the youngest children. My recommendation to the parents is not to have children closer than four years apart. This provides enough age difference between the children to get the best care.
Given no attention!: Middle children are stereotypically described to have low self esteem. Their talents are wasted because they tend not to pursue their dreams. They are lonely and jealous of others. They feel empty. Identity crisis is the common. There is also a lack of emotional support. This makes the middle child less confident and envious of others.
Spoiled child? ....: .... A syndrome? I don't think so. Good parenting includes defining for the child early on (at age one year) what is and what is not acceptable behaviour consistently and persistently. Parents can effectively do that without resorting to corporal punishment.
NO: Part of shaken baby syndrome is the throwing of the child down after shaking. Plus, an adult has very good head control, and there head is not as large compared to their body size as infant's is.
Depends on mom's age: A woman's chances of giving birth to a child with down syndrome increase with age because older eggs have a greater risk of improper chromosome division. By age 35, a woman's risk of conceiving a child with down syndrome is 1 in 400. By age 45, the risk is 1 in 35. However, most children with down syndrome are actually born to women under age 35 because younger women have far more babies.
Behaviors in DS: 18-23% have behavioral, emotional or psychiatric problems. ~ 6% have extreme aggression; 73% disobedient; 65% argumentative; 50% demanding attention; 6-8% adhd. Of the 10% with autistic disorder, ~ half have late regression with loss of language ~ 5 yrs., by which age > 50% of kids with ds are overweight. Low doses of Risperdal are used for irritability or aggression, monitoring wt. Gain & labs.See 3 more doctor answers
Broad topic: A bit too broad for a 400 character answer. You might explore the official website of the national down syndrome society & check out thir regular stories on this topic. Www. Ndss. Org/my-great-story.
Genetic testing: Rett´s syndrome is a genetic disorder almost always affecting girls. Genetic testing as well as a very detailed exam can give you answers. Typically girls start off with normal development up until about 18 months, sometimes the first symptom is the arms and legs get floppy, and loss of hand movements that are purposeful. It afects the brain, cognition and breathing patterns amongst other things.
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.
Difficult rewarding: Genetic condition is caused by gene mutation with problems of facial/cranial bone development. The medical problems come from these deformities. A loving, supportive & involved family is correlated with normal outcomes in alpert's people. There r many obstacles- surgeries, sleep apnea, frequent ear/sinus infections. Http://children.webmd. Com/apert-syndrome-symptoms-treatments-prognosis? Page=2.See 1 more doctor answer
Aspergers: Seek out a licensed psychologist who is familiar with the spectrum. Here is a video on assessment http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=g7ke5d_115e and here is my take on asperger's. http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=xg1ngp1ngds.See 2 more doctor answers
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.
Yes: Most often, down's syndrome, or trisomy 21, occurs in women over the age of 35 and increases with age. For people at risk, there are definitive diagnostic tests (cvs and amniocentesis) that can confirm or rule out a chromosomal abnormality. Also, most states offer comprehensive screening tests that inform patients whether they are at increased or decreased risk of carrying a down's syndrome baby.See 2 more doctor answers
Very low: 99.5% of the time, there is just one child with rett syndrome in a family. This rare genetic condition occurs almost always in girls. It's caused by a mutation of the mecp2 gene on the x chromosome. The international rett syndrome foundation (http://www. Rettsyndrome. Org/) can be very helpful.
Chromosomes: By studying his chromosomes. Babies with down syndrome typically have an extra copy of chromosome 21, that is why it is also called "trisomy 21.
Support!: Parents of autistic children and adults cope with issues ranging from guilt and frustration to financial issues, isolation, and sheer loneliness. You are not alone - and there are many ways to find support, rest, resources and friends. Check out: autism.About. Com/.../autismandthelaw/autism_legal_and_financial_...See 2 more doctor answers