Doctor insights on:
Moral Development Activities For Children
Growth/development: Doctors measure a child's height or length (depending on age), head size, and weight at every well visit and plot it on a standardized chart to tack growth. Doctors also have a set of standardized normal tasks and activities that children should be able to do around specific ages (example: sitting up at age 6 months). Check out this site for more info: http://www. Cdc. Gov/ncbddd/childdevelopment. ...Read more
By well-established: Norms for each parameter - length till 2, then height, weight, bmi ; head circumference ; specific body parts - on a standard distribution curve from 5th-95th%ile. Norms also exist for the age range of milestones in all developmental streams for infants ; children too young for standardized testing of iq, processing ; achievement. See healthychildren. Org ; firstsigns. Org. ...Read more
Learning: We learn by what we see, what we hear, what we touch and what touches us. To a lesser extent, we learn by what we taste and smell. It is vital to check vision and hearing in a child with developmental delays. Likewise, it's important to know if a child can explore objects by touch. If there are deficits in any of these, alternative methods of teaching can help a child learn. ...Read more
Think for yourself: Today's children are taller and healthier than ever before. Evidence that poorly-defined, poorly-understood entities like autism and add respond to limited diet is interesting but remains anecdotal. But go to an old graveyard and see how many people used to die in childhood. What's actually putting children in danger is obesity, lack of exercise, and lack of good parenting. ...Read more
Confusing question: What is "mild development"? If your question is how you treat recognized developmental delays, the answer is a bit simpler to answer. After a general medical evaluation to assure the stable medical condition of the kid, the resources of physical, occupational and speech therapists are brought in to identify and coax out progress through therapy. ...Read more
Many Things!: Factors we know are associated with mental development in children include nutrition (breast vs bottle feeding) macronutrient and micronutrient intake, genetics certainly play a significant role in cognitive development, social determinants including demographics are involved. Parent factors like level of bonding for infants and overall parenting skills also are significant. Many variables! ...Read more
It depends: Depending on the cause, there may be a treatment. For most kids w delays there is no treatable cause. Therapy such as speech or physical can help them catch up and is really important. ...Read more
Child and family: The easy answer is genetics, biology (eg, prematurity, illness) and environment (family and community).Parenting that uses consistent, well-defined rules, rewards and consequences appropropriate for the child's age supports emotional well-being. Parental involvement with interactive play, language, listening, reading and adult-supervised peer interaction supports social development, as well. ...Read more
See below: The answer is best discussed with your pediatrician or google "developmental milestones" for the age specifically you seek. Developmental tracking entails monitoring the progress of your child in areas of: language & other cognitive skills, social skills, physical challenges/changes, & personality. This age group covers preschool, kindergarten through 2nd grade-too much info for this forum. ...Read more
If I have one child with autism what is the likelihood of my other two children having a mental development disorder?
No clear data.:
Autism does not have a clear genetic basis.
It is a spectrum type disorder with a range of severities.
Hence there is no clear incidence rate in sblings or future offsprings.
If there is a known chromosomal diagnosis and ASD is an add on co morbidity, then a geneticist, could come up with the odds. ...Read more
Every fetus has a: Genetic potential for IQ & adaptive skills that is modified by biological & environmental factors before & after birth. Kids of high-school drop-outs have a 7 times higher incidence of Intellectual Disability than kids whose moms graduated. Read, talk, play & have family meals from infancy on up. Don't allow TV/videos or other screen time till age 2, then limit total screen time to 2 hours/day. ...Read more
Good and bad: Not an expert, but my opinion is that: video games have positive points such as improved coordination, problem solving skills and memory development. The problem with abuse and/or age inappropriate games is that it exposes kids to subjects and imagery that may deform their perception of reality. Also, playing too much prevents kids from engaging in more normal social and physical activities. ...Read more
Nature/nurture: As children develop they are shaped by two factors, their genetics and their enviornment. The mental health of the parent would impact both. Genetically many mental health disorers are generationally passed on. The stability of a parent greatly affects the child developmentally. Different theories of development identify different levels of impact. Overall, most theories agree childhood is. ...Read more
Is there any websites or cartoons that help with child development? I'm looking for some that help small children learn faster.
No: Babies interact and learn best when they interact with their parents and other people around them. Not multiple media. Involve your baby in your daily activities, keep him around people. Read and sing to him. Take him outside, let him explore with different textures, shapes and colors, encourage explorative behavior. Nothing substitutes the parents! ...Read more
Was told by a GI nurse that Crohn's patients shouldn't have children bc they can have development delays. Any truth to that?
My brother lost a testicle at very young age to torsion. He is 30 now and had normal development. Can he father children and have normal fertility.
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
If 2 ppl, woman (156cm) and man163cm)marry, does this yield a possibility of dwarfism for their children or may result in children being shorter thn thm?
Not really dwarfism: That's a 5'1" woman and 5'4" man... Both shorter than average but in the normal range for people. "shorter than average" is not related to dwarfism, because dwarfism is usually due to a genetic problem. Without some type of defect, such normal heights should not be a factor in deciding to marry and have children, unless a parent would have some sort of psychological problem from having short kids. ...Read more
I have a result in xray I had a ptb of indeterminate activity but I had a sputum negative. Why is negative if I had ptb on xray result?
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
Activities for children with developmental disabilities? What activities would you suggest for a child with developmental disabilities?
Hello, I am doing an activity with 21 children aged 3 to 5 to reduce any anxiety about going to the Doctors and was wondering what a health BP is?
Pressure monitoring: Your students would likely understand that fluids like water flow down hill. In the body, the heart pumps the blood and creates a pressure that helps the blood "flow down hill". The healthy blood pressure (BP) is in a range that is not too high or low. The top number represents the peak pressure (top of hill) while the bottom number is the pressure at the bottom. ...Read more
Keepon is an autism research toy developed in japan designed to interact with children with both attention and emotion. More information is available here: http://beatbots. Net/research/
they have a high end robot toy for autism research but they also sell a cheaper toy version of the keepon. ...Read more
What is the treatment to cure this result Lordotic view shows minimal hazy infiltrates in the left apex. Consider minimal PTB of undetermined activity?
Pulmonary TB: Before considering treatment you really need a specific diagnosis. One does not treat radiologic findings alone. ...Read more
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
Play outside: Getting outside to play can help. Children do like doing things with their parents so planning walks, bike rides, gardening, water gun fights (outside), swimming, etc can be ways to increase activity. Limit video games and indoor activities that keep them sedentary. Ask them what they like to do and build on that. Make outdoor activities a game....Like who can pull the most weeds in the garden... ...Read more