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Hello, a friend has a six yr old boy who was born as a crack baby he has learning disabilities , he can learn how to play videos but not school work ?

Hello, a friend has a six yr old boy who was born as a crack baby  he has learning disabilities , he can learn how to play videos but not school work ?

Two different skills: Learning to operate a video is much easier than school work. A video may be very automatic and robot like. Or if not, it still gives instant gratification. School work demands multiple intelligences at the same time and requires pateince and delayed gratification. See a child development specialist: a psychologist or psychiatrist, or a team at a children's hospital. ...Read more

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Could my 3 year old be autistic?he is not yet pottu trained,has speech and language delay passed his hearing test.he throws very violent tempers.

Could my 3 year old be autistic?he is not yet pottu trained,has speech and language delay passed his hearing test.he throws very violent tempers.

It is hard to say ..: You did not provide enough clinical information. Does this happen in all environments or does he save these behaviors for you specifically. Does he exhibit periods of time where he is engaged in activities with other children: does he understand the language you use with him, does he have a range of emotions: happy, sad, etc. You should discuss these questions with your Pediatric Specialist- KB ...Read more

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Is being able to potty train your autistic child a good prognostic sign?

Is being able to potty train your autistic child a good prognostic sign?

it's a good step: Depends on age ; other factors, but overall not that predictive of ultimate competence, but any developmental progress is good. There are many things as important, or moreso, but celebrate every step forward by your child. And, I am happy for you t; your child - because toilet training is much more convenient ; pleasing for all. ...Read more

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Major developmental milestones to be observed in a 6 month old baby boy?

Major developmental milestones to be observed in a 6 month old baby boy?

Develop milestones: Six month olds are generally sitting unsupported (briefly), holding a cup/bottle, rolling both directions, babbling including consonants, responding to emotions of others, passing objects from one hand to the other, searches briefly for objects, and brings objects to the mouth. They should be sleeping all night and napping at least twice daily. ...Read more

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How can I potty train my child with developmental disabilities?

How can I potty train my child with developmental disabilities?

Patiently...: Toilet {or "potty"} training is difficult in and of itself; throwing any disability into the mix adds another level of difficulty. Sometimes the 'team' approach is best; and positive reinforcement is helpful. I do not know the exact nature of the disability so i cannot be more specific except do draw from my own parenting experience...When your child is ready then it happens; and not before. ...Read more

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17 year old male come from a big boned family, he very small, with a speach immpetiment, anger issues & puberty delays, possible crack baby?

17 year old male come from a big boned family, he very small, with a speach immpetiment, anger issues & puberty delays, possible crack baby?

FAS/E? : This is very typical of fetal alcohol exposure/ syndrome. These patients tend to be of short stature, have anger management problems, learning disabilities, developmental delay and social disconnectedness. ...Read more

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Will my son outgrow his dyslexia? My son was diagnosed with dyslexia last year in third grade. He is still struggling a lot with reading and writing. Will he outgrow dyslexia as his brain develops? .

Will my son outgrow his dyslexia? My son was diagnosed with dyslexia last year in third grade. He is still struggling a lot with reading and writing. Will he outgrow dyslexia as his brain develops?

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No, but his reading: decoding can improve with intensive multi-modal reading therapy like LindaMood Bell. Read " Overcoming Dyslexia" by Dr. Sally Shaywitz. If the school is doing Response to Intervention, you can request a Multi-Disciplinary Team Evaluation for eligibility for an Individualized Educational Plan at any time during RTI Levels 1,2 or 3. Lexialearning.org has modules to improve phonological awareness. ...Read more

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Can a child psychologist help a kid develop social skills, in just a few visits?

Depends: Depends how old the child and what the problems are. They will also give the parents exercises to continue to develop socials skills with your child. ...Read more

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My child has a speech disorder, her school wants her in special olympics. Is that appropriate?

My child has a speech disorder, her school wants her in special olympics. Is that appropriate?

Hard to say.: How old is your child? Does she have any other developmental delays? Is her speech problem limiting her communication and ability to interact with other children? And, most important, does she wish to do Special Olympics? It can be a good way for her to meet other kids and compete in her own way, feeling accepted by others. Talk with her teacher or counselor for more info. ...Read more

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Would it be more beneficial to continue mainstreaming my 8 year old child diagnosed w hfa w adhd, gdd/asperger vs placing her in a special ED school?

Would it be more beneficial to continue mainstreaming my 8 year old child diagnosed w hfa w adhd, gdd/asperger vs placing her in a special ED school?

Ask school: The best think for your child is for you to team up with his teachers and school to get their opinion as to how he is doing. The school district is required by law to evaluate him to see if he needs special help if he has a confirmed medical diagnosis that may get in the way of his education. Sometimes you have to push the school to do it but collaborating is always best. Ask if he needs an iep. ...Read more

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My 9 yr old son has tested positive for add, but he does well in math, but poorly in language arts, could he have a learning disabilities?

My 9 yr old son has tested positive for add, but he does well in math, but poorly in language arts,  could he have a learning disabilities?

Yes: The learning disabilities occur at a frequency of about 40% with add or adhd kids. Evaluation by a masters or phd level psychologist using individual tests is the standard for defining learning strengths & weaknesses. Sometimes the schools will sponsor this or it can be done privately. ...Read more

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Could my 3 year old be autistic?he is not yet pottu trained,has speech and language delay pasaed his hearing test.he throws very violent tempers.he do

Could my 3 year old be autistic?he is not yet pottu trained,has speech and language delay pasaed his hearing test.he throws very violent tempers.he do

Maybe/maybe not: Only 75% of kids are potty trained at 3.Any kid with a communication disorder will be frustrated and tend to throw fits. Proper evaluation by a speech and language specialist and developmental pediatrician could give a better picture of what is going on. This could just be a developmental speech/language issue, separate from the label of autism or its related disorders. ...Read more

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My 14years old son has a phobia meeting people even at school.Every day he has stress &particularly before going to school with painful stomach&diarri?

My 14years old son has a phobia meeting people even at school.Every day he has stress &particularly before going to school with painful stomach&diarri?

Change Ur Son's Life: I suspect that w/the right help now u can not only get ur son back on track w/school, but change course of his life. Find anxiety expert who specializes in working w/kids/teens using behavioral & cognitive-behavioral techniques. Also ensure expert is skilled in family therapy: i'd want ur entire family involved. Expert will assess & help put 2gether plan w/u & ur son. See http://on.Wsj.Com/14ruxaq. ...Read more

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5 year old still not potty trained. Refuses to poop on the potty and pees in his room. Has devolopmental delay,but could it be something more?

5 year old still not potty trained. Refuses to poop on the potty and pees in his room. Has devolopmental delay,but could it be something more?

Potty training: Is often part of global delay. It is easier to wait until he is ready and use pull ups to make it easier for you. Regular bathroom trips after breakfast and dinner will attempt to establish a pattern that over time should work. If he is constipated treat that so it is easy for him to pass stool. All the best, it will happen. ...Read more

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Yes doctor my child has some devlopement delays like late crawling, standing will his speach too be delayed he speaks just two words @ 21 months?

Speech delay: Motor development (crawling and standing) happens independently of speech development. So one does not necessarily have to occur with the other. That being said, a 21 month old usually knows several words, and is starting to put together two-word sentences. If he indeed only says two words total, i recommend making an appointment with his doctor. He should have a hearing test as well. ...Read more

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3.9 year old with autism seems ready for potty training but won't sit on potty long enough. Is the iPotty (potty with iPad stand) a good idea for him?

Do you really want : to pair those behaviors? Once you do, transition to a regular toilet is going to be tough! Use his developmental, not chronological, age, for readiness: Can he stay dry for 2 hrs., walk from room to room, recognize the urge to go, use a word to say so (e.g., potty) & pull his pants up & down? If so, use a Little Looster stool & read " Steps to Independence" by Baker, ~$30 on Amazon.com. ...Read more

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Can a 17 yr old female tennis athlete still train for her sport after she learns that she is pregnant?

Can a 17 yr old female tennis athlete still train for her sport after she learns that she is pregnant?

Yes: Early on, and to some degree with consultation with the OB doctor. Later, less so, but some stretching, strengthening can go on, through delivery, and gradual resumption afterwards. ...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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I have an autistic 6 year old son and i've noticed when he takes zithromax, his autistic symptoms almost disappear. Could his autism be an infection?

I have an autistic 6 year old son and i've noticed when he takes zithromax, his autistic symptoms almost disappear. Could his autism be an infection?

Well known: It is well known that some kids with autism do well ironically when physically sick with temporary improvement in social and interpersonal relations, facial expressions and decrease in stereotype behavior. It might be coincidental that he has been on zithromax while sick. Next time ask his pediatrician to try a different antibiotic and.See what happens, . ...Read more

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My son is 17 should he get a bacterial meningitis booster before graduating high school?

My son is 17 should he get a bacterial meningitis booster before graduating high school?

Yes: If he is going to college, camp, the armed services or any other group setting, he is in a high risk group and should have a booster. ...Read more

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