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Psychological Evaluation For Adoptive Parents
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
Quite possibly: Some parents of children who have been sexually abused have felt overwhelming guilt and self-blame that they could not protect their child. Also, a child being sexually abused is more than enough to traumatize the parent. Any of these feelings and others can be worked through safely with a trusted psychologist/therapist. ...Read more
Docs. working for insurance a threat to children health. A doctor refuse referral my child for speech disorder, unless involve school. l don't agree?
Speech therapy: Honestly, I don't like the schools involved in the beginning for certain things, but sometimes it is not the doctor's fault. The insurance company has restrictions on what they consider to be medical reasons for speech therapy. We refer the patient and then when the insurance company won't pay, we get blamed! The school is responsible without a medical reason. There are many sides to every dilemma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which do I need for a special ED student evaluation? Developmental psychologist, neurodevelopmental pediatrician or occupational therapy?
Depends on question: Special ed students have many types of problems, and the type of testing needed depends on the areas of concern. They can includ speech and language, occupational therapy, phsycial therapy, psycholgoy, neuropsychology, and educational psychology, among others. Schools are mandated to work with parents to determine what evauations are needed and what steps are required to help students advance. ...Read more
Can a mental health counselor provide ongoing counseling to a patient without a diagnostic assessment?
Depends: If treatment of psychopathology is the goal, there must be a diagnosis. If a person only wants feedback about their thoughts and feeling then yes. ...Read more
Could an abusive (physical, emotional and mental) childhood make you as an adult be abusive toward your own children?
Www.therapro.com: One such company is www.Therapro.Com. But it depends what disability the child has. But this is one place to start. ...Read more
FEAR: Could be fear could be cultural differences. Do they have insurance, can they speak english. Do they have other support. Are they citizens or do they fear deportation. Lots of reasons that many women foreign or not that do not report abuse. Mistake for love and think it won't happen again. Think that they deserve the abuse or they brought it on. Get help. No abuse is alright and help is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MEDICAL RECORDS: The immigrant usually brings important papers with him like medical records, diploma, school grades and exams, resume, etc. He knows all of these are needed during relocation. ...Read more
Yes: premature infants are at risk for learning disabilities. Many academic programs have follow up programs which include developmental pediatricians, pediatric neurologists and developmental psychologists, who can evaluate and help manage former premies who have learning problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Takes great courage: I agree with dr. Khalily about shame being a barrier preventing men from seeking such help. I've treated many men who did acknowledge sexual, physical, and emotional abuse. Even though they were little boys when these things happened, they blamed themselves for not being able to stop the perpetrators (who were much larger adults). Their parents either were the abusers or didn't intervene. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Brother,with epilepsy and not fully developed mentally, has a medical exam for an immigrant visa. he needs to take reports for his medical conditions?
Yes: It would be a good idea to take his medical reports to that exam. It would help the doctor understand his problems. ...Read more
For suspected autistic spectrum disorder (HFA) in a 3 yr, which professional is better to see for evaluation - psychiatrist, psychologist or therapist?
Do you need to have an official mental status evaluation to take over parents finances without their consent?
Legal Issue: Obtaining durable power of attorney over one's parent's finances is a legal issue. The laws regarding such matters differ from state to state. In the process of obtaining control of one's parent's finances without their consent, they would both need to be deemed incompetent by the court. Competency can only be determined by an official mental status evaluation. ...Read more
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
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