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Doctor insights on: Physical And Cognitive And Creative Development For 3 Year Old

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What are the milestones for physical development for children 3-7 years?

What are the milestones for physical development for children 3-7 years?

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

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My 3 yr old autistic son has the vocab of a 5 yr old however his language doesn't flow. Will speech therapy along with preschool be able to help him?

My 3 yr old autistic son has the vocab of a 5 yr old however his language doesn't flow. Will speech therapy along with preschool be able to help him?

Prosody is the term: For pitch, tempo, intonation & rhythm of speech. Difficulty with both prosody & pragmatics, the conversational, turn-taking aspects of language, is seen in autistic spectrum disorder (formerly asperger syndrome). Your school district's child find team can assess your son for eligibility for early childhood special education. An inclusion" a pre-k class with neurotypical peers + slt will help. ...Read more

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Reason for my daughter passing out and not regaining "awareness" for 17 hrs along with loss of speech and walking for 24 hours? All scans were normal.

Reason for my daughter passing out and not regaining "awareness" for 17 hrs along with loss of speech and walking for 24 hours? All scans were normal.

Passing out: I need more informations, is she seeing a neurologist, what kind of scans were done? did she have any MRI, with or without contrast, any blood work, she needs extensive neurological evaluation & workup. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is involved for a full endocrinology work up for a 27 yr old male with ongoing body tremors and lightheadedness?

What is involved for a full endocrinology work up for a 27 yr old male with ongoing body tremors and lightheadedness?

Hard to say: Hard to say until the whole story is known but in general, you will get a history and physical, blood or/and urine testings and possibly imaging studies. ...Read more

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My 11 year old son has aspergers with a 10 month complication of voices and psychosis, who should we see at vanderbilt for diagnosis and treatment?

My 11 year old son has aspergers with a 10 month complication of voices and psychosis, who should we see at vanderbilt for diagnosis and treatment?

Their clinic: The Monroe Cavell Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt has an outstanding child and adolescent clinic that can provide a first rate evaluation of your son and appropriate treatment. Medical school clinics often provide a route to state of the art care and patients can usually be seen there more promptly than through referrals to individual faculty. Contact information is available at their website. ...Read more

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Craniosacral therapy for 3 year old with plagiocephaly, can this work?

Craniosacral therapy for 3 year old with plagiocephaly, can this work?

NO: AS you might know this is a skull deformity. RApid growth, premature closure of cranial sutures, position of sleep all contribute to it. Similarly, unless very severe--there are neurosurgical criteria for this, the child outgrows it. It is of mere cosmetic significance, if at all. Do remember hair growth, facial growth, etc will alter final appearance. ...Read more

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My daughter is a twin and 7 years old she is missing 13q21-32. How can we research proper therapies for speech and physical? any top doctors to find

My daughter is a twin and 7 years old she is missing 13q21-32.  How can we research proper therapies for speech and physical?  any top doctors to find

Welcome to confusion: You are unlikely ever to find a special therapy or treatment protocol for this deletion. With luck you will find helpful people at the public school that design a set of modifications to her program that includes speech & physical therapy. Input from a developmental pediatrician or child neurologist can help the process. Her needs will be similar to others in the system. ...Read more

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What are some techniques for working with a 9 year old child with behavioral problems?

What are some techniques for working with a 9 year old child with behavioral problems?

Structure/consistent: You don't indicate if this is new or longstanding, which is quite important. If new, learning why it is happening it key and warrants an assessment. If it is longstanding but worse now because of age and size, a number of books might be a place to start. Ross greene has several related to the explosive child that are excellent. Keys are clarity, consistency, and structure with a positve tone. ...Read more

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Taking mom to her annual physical. What things are done during a physical for a 58 yr old woman?

Taking mom to her annual physical. What things are done during a physical for a 58 yr old woman?

History and physical: Your doctor will want to review health history, medication and immunizations, and perform a physical exam and perhaps a Pap test. Screening tests may be ordered including mammogram and blood tests, as indicated by the medical history. ...Read more

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4year old who is hyperactive..Struggles with his speech and his motor skills are not at par but can count to 30 and does a 60piece puzzle?

4year old who is hyperactive..Struggles with his speech and his motor skills are not at par but can count to 30 and does a 60piece puzzle?

Peds neurologist: He should be seen by a pediatric neurologist. You describe several areas of problems. Some areas are perhaps doing quite well, whilst others are not. This bears investigation. ...Read more

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What resources are available for a 22 year old with moderate mental retardation that wants to live independently?

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 more

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Should a 85 year old woman with several existing medical conditions and medications begin a wellness therapy that includes raw milk and phytoplankton?

Should a 85 year old woman with several existing medical conditions and medications begin a wellness therapy that includes raw milk and phytoplankton?

Not advised.: Raw milk is unpasteurized, which means it can harbor bacteria that can make people very sick. Those at highest risk are babies and elders over 70 years. Phytoplankton has never been shown to be an effective treatment for any disease in any well done medical studies. Please proceed with extreme caution. ...Read more

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My 2 yr son has lissencephaly. are there any new additional therapies other than physical and occupational services that can help him develop?

My 2 yr son has lissencephaly. are there any new additional therapies other than physical and occupational services that can help him develop?

Support group: I am sorry to learn of your son's condition. Besides OT and PT and consultation with a pediatric neurologist in case of seizure disorder, you may want to check out the support groups, such as this one: The lissencephaly launchpad:http://homepage.ntlworld.com/foliot/liss/ we may find resources that can help your son and your family. ...Read more

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What is a receptive and expressive language impairment , my child is 6 and told she has this and learning disibility and mild anxiety, thanks ?

What is a receptive and expressive language impairment , my child is 6 and told she has this  and learning disibility and mild anxiety, thanks ?

Receptive language: has tto do w/the ability to process/understand what is being said to your daughter. Expressive language has to do w/her ability to make herself known/understood w/language. Learning specialists, perhaps found through your school district or doc, can help. All of the above can make her anxious, which interferes w/communication. Lots of reasons to hope. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Reasons for passing out and not regaining "awareness" for 17 hrs along with loss of speech and walking for 24 hrs? All scans normal and I was hydrated

Reasons for passing out and not regaining "awareness" for 17 hrs along with loss of speech and walking for 24 hrs? All scans normal and I was hydrated

Oh my--: And did you tell your parents about what happened? Unfortunately, because you're a minor for another 2 years we cannot specifically counsel you with medical advice without your parents' permission. But they could sign up for a HealthTap Account like you did and ask any question they'd like on your behalf and we'd be happy to advise them on what things they should think about for that problem. ...Read more

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Which disorders cause a 7 years old boy (having good grades) to sit alone in school despite he's social in family?P.S:he visits an orthophonist weekly

Which disorders cause a 7 years old boy (having good grades) to sit alone in school despite he's social in family?P.S:he visits an orthophonist weekly

Shyness: Some children are shyer than others, but some kids can get stressed at school. Talk to him about how he is doing. Is he anxious or stressed? Does he enjoy school? How are his grades? If you are concerned that he is depressed or having school problems, talk with his doctor or a therapist. ...Read more

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What's a good goal weight for 5'8" and 21 yr old. Daycare teacher and own small farm. Used to be 145+ in HS during peak of sports now 110 or less. ?

What's a good goal weight for 5'8" and 21 yr old. Daycare teacher and own small farm. Used to be 145+ in HS during peak of sports now 110 or less. ?

Your BMI of 16.7 is : a little underweight at 110 lbs. & 5'8". Normal range of BNI is 18.5 -24.9. See http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm. Consult a nutritionist to discuss a healthy diet for attaining & maintaining a healthy weight for your current lifestyle. ...Read more