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Should grandparents take over parenting for children whose biological parents cannot care for them? @drpam
It depends: There are so many factors that may affect the decision. It depends on the health of the grandparents. If it happens, looking to get support from others in the family is very important. The age of the children may also be a factor. This is a long-term commitment. Many times the grandparents can be stressed. Making sure there is adequate financial support is also important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ensure quality sleep: Sleep disorders are common in children with asperger's. It is important to ensure that your child has a regular sleep routine and an appropriate amount of sleep. If he/she is struggling with insomnia it is worth bringing to your doctor's attention. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Which one?: Orajel containing benzocaine should NOT be used before 24 months. Baby Orajel without Benzocaine should be OK. Do not overdose. With a q-tip dap a tiny little bit onto the area where tooth is trying to emerge. A chilled teething ring may be just as effective, Talk to your Pediatrician about Baby Motrin. Take your child to a Pediatric Dental Specialist (Pedodontist) as a 1st b'day present. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Evidence-based: Intensive, repetitive behavioral & educational therapy (aba, the denver model) 25-40 hours/wk works best. A child with autism won't understand why he should follow your agenda; ignore non-compliance & protests. Say, "sit down. Look at me, " tapping your temple, before teaching. Focus on joint attention, a precursor for communication. Ipad autism apps may be useful, but face -to-face time is best. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
very unlikely : In most cases of developmental delay parents are not directly or indirectly responsible. Exceptions might include substance abuse during pregnancy, head trauma from abuse or severe neglect leading to failure to thrive but these will have other associated findings not just developmental delay. It is best to speak with the provider to make sure a thorough evaluation is done. ...Read more
Do your homework: The site is not a shortcut for you to get your nursing homework answered for you. Apply yourself & acquire the answers from the texts & sources in your curriculum. To be successful as a nurse you need to do the work & gain the skills or you will be neither happy or successful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ritualistic behavior provide security for which age group? Is it toddler, infant, preschool or afolescent?
Preschool: Usually it begins in toddlers and becomes more obvious in pre-schoolers. ...Read more
100.4 considered a fever for a 4yr old toddler?? Done rectal due to lip closure issues (autism toddler)
Many treatments: There are a plethora of toys for autistic children that they can both play with & that will help with some of their sensory issues. Here is one site, but there are many others. If your child is seeing an occupational therapist, he can direct you to ones that are appropriate for your child. http://www.nationalautismresources.com/toysandgames.html?gclid=Cj0KEQjwur2eBRDtvMS0gIuS-dYBEiQANBPMRwWJrUhXYH ...Read more
My 20 month old can speak in sentences, recite paragraphs from books, count to 20 and knows her ABCs (abacavir). Is this advanced for her age?
Yes!!: This is quite advanced language skills for this age. Generally we are looking for the ability to connect two words into sentences at age two. I would continue to encourage educational play time but limit tablet/phone contact. You want your child to experience real life stimulation and not become addicted to electronic stimulation. ...Read more
Not necessary : More than that , wholesome diet cutting overpocessed foods eg minimizing corn syrup, high sugar foods/drinks, msg , food with long list of preservatives, is always best. Heighten veggies eg hide in food. No formal studies have proven gluten free or celiac free is a general answer. Yet some people swear by it- no harm in trying for 1-2 months and see of helps. Transition foods very slowly :) ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Only temporarily: Since babies produce lactase enzyme, but they can lose a lot of their enzyme during diarrhea, lactose-free formula may be needed for a couple weeks after each illness with diarrhea. When recovered, a baby can be gradually returned to regular formula, while parents watch the baby for excess gassiness, bloating, or loose poops. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is an effective way for me to deal with the behavior of 2 adult sisters who are visiting as caregivers for their mother, for one months time?
What aspect of: behavior is the problem? Please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more
Baby given dexamethasone to treat stridor at 3.5 mo old (1 mo corrected age). Is there risk for neurological impairment if this prescription given at this age?
1st have evaluations: by a developmental/behavioral pediatrician for genetic & other medical causes & a child neuropsychologist to determine strengths & weaknesses. Educational/ behavioral therapy is needed 25-40 hrs./week. Parent & caretaker training & follow-through is vital. Add social skills group therapy at 6 & >.Find a DBPede, child psychiatrist or neurologist adept at medication doses for kids with ASD & ADHD. ...Read more
Childrenshospitalorangecounty is stumped. Diagnosis for a 2yr old with jra with puffiness/discoloration around eyes, persisent fever/diarrhea/skin rash/mouth ulcers? Labwork available! please help!
JRA, fever, etc: When and how was jra diagnosis established? How long has the persistent fever, diarrhea, rash and mouth ulcers been occurring? Within the orange county community there has been viral illness circulating with those symptoms and if your 2 year old is immune suppressed then it could last longer and be more severe, but the duration of symptoms would help to determine whether that is feasible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What resources are available for a 22 year old with moderate mental retardation that wants to live independently?
Check MHMR/The ARC: Many states like texas have programs run through regional centers like our mental health mental retardation center that provide training programs & services to kids & adults alike. The arc, formerly assn for retarded citizens, has many chapters throughout the country providing similar programs advice for families.Either group is a good starting place to find what's available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Certainly no help: Whether or not this constitutes mental abuse is probably a matter of degree and definition. The obvious question is why this conversation was begun in the presence of the children, and how it degenerated into an argument. Neither party appears to be acting like thoughtful adults, and the children will certainly not benefit from observing and then potentially copying this behavior. ...Read more