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Doctor insights on: Qualifications Needed To Work With Disabled Children

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How do federal laws require employers to treat those with disabilities?

How do federal laws require employers to treat those with disabilities?

No discrimination: The laws basically try to make it fairer for those with disabilities to work. For example: jack is good with computer and has no disabilty, and joe is also good with computer but he has no legs--must use wheelchair. Joe can do all the computer work just as well as jack can--so, the law requires that company hiring jack/joe provide ramp access/elevator so joe can get to work. Hope that makes sense. ...Read more

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Problems with special education teacher and program. Help please. We have few options for our child with autism?

Problems with special education teacher and program. Help please. We have few options for our child with autism?

Too little info: I sympathize, but your question is so general, it is impossible to offer a specific answer. If you think the problem truly is the teacher, speak to the principal or special educataion counselor at the school. You can request a new iep at any time, which may include looking at private school options if child not recieving adequate care. If needed, seek a lawyer specializing in this area. ...Read more

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Do kids with autism need wheelchairs?

Do kids with autism need wheelchairs?

Not from autism: The condition by itself does not make someone need a wheelchair. Someone with mobility issues from another cause (paralysis,cerebral palsy), might be autistic and need one, ...Read more

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How long do caregivers need to work with someone to obtain legal rights?

How long do caregivers need to work with someone to obtain legal rights?

???? What: Your question is a little confusing. If you work in a care center and care for others, you really have no legal rights. If you care for somebody privately in their home, you really are an employee and you have no legal rights over the person being cared for. Legal rights are governed by the courts and most next of kin laws. ...Read more

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Is there good rehabilitation for kids with pvl to help them with motor coordination?

Is there good rehabilitation for kids with pvl to help them with motor coordination?

Good peds OT and PT: Kids with pvl are at greater risk for cerebral palsy among other neuromuscular disorders. There is excellent rehab for kids with pvl, and most of them involve repetitive movement and relearning how to make normal movements, recruiting more brain to enable the movement to happen. Good pt and ot will help with that, and most major centers have them. The local support groups will know the good names. ...Read more

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Can someone with antisocial personality disorder be able to work with children?

Can someone with antisocial personality disorder be able to work with children?

Questionable: Although it would be hard to say with much accuracy yes or no on this one, i would lean towards no. Almost any job with children, unless it's in the service industry or an equivalent, requires empathy and emotional attunement. These attributes are two essential things kids need from those in charge of them, and that people with apdo lack. ...Read more

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How do occupational therapists help people with eye injuries to ambulate safely?

How do occupational therapists help people with eye injuries to ambulate safely?

Training: Depending on the eye injury and amount of vision loss, they show them ways of judging their environment that don't involve using one or both eyes. ...Read more

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Do schools have to accommodate for disabled adults?

Do schools have to accommodate for disabled adults?

They try: Schools, and all public buildings, have to be designed to accommodate physical disabilities as set forth in the americans with disabilities act. Schools for adults are not required to accommodate for learning disabilities but most do to the best of their ability. Ask a school what office you should talk to for your disability and they will tell you what help/accommodations they can provide. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Do I need to go to special classes as a parent of a disabled child?

Do I need to go to special classes as a parent of a disabled child?

Might help: "need" is a loaded word, but many parents find it useful to gain specific knowledge about their child's disability, perhaps talk with other parents facing similar issues, and quite likely learning proven techniques for dealing with road blocks your child may face. Often, this is a learning process that will need refreshing as the child ages and new issues arise. ...Read more

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Are people with ADHD or autism allowed to be a surgeon ?

Are people with ADHD or autism allowed to be a surgeon ?

Possibly: If treated, adhd would not prevent someone from getting through medical school and residency, and become a surgeon. Someone with severe autism would be unlikely to be able to relate and communicate well enough with others to become a physician. Less severe autistic spectrum disorders such as asperger's might still allow someone to become a physician and to practice. ...Read more

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Does hipaa allow facility administration to keep information from aides that work "very closely" with alf residents with c-diff?

Does hipaa allow facility administration to keep information from aides that work "very closely" with alf residents with c-diff?

No: It is medically necessary for all people that work with patients with c. Difficile to be aware that they have it so that they can take the necessary precautions to prevent its spread throughout the facility. Also the aides must gown and glove to prevent acquiring the infection themselves. ...Read more

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Do schools have to accommodate for disabled kids?

Do schools have to accommodate for disabled kids?

Yes, to a point: Through state and federal laws, there are mandatory accommodations that need to be done, such as access to school facilities, testing and learning accommodations, and travel to and from school. However the school does have latitude in how to do that. Rather than fit a bus with expensive equipment for instance, they could just send someone to pick a child up. Parents need to be flexible too. ...Read more

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Anyone who wants to offer their input on how to get special needs child to school?

Anyone who wants to offer their input on how to get special needs child to school?

Call the school: Public school systems that receive subsidies from the state & feds are requires to look for, assess & try to meet the special needs of children 3 & up. This includes providing transportation assistance when necessary.Private schools and or charter academies are not.Call the special services department of your local school system & arrange to meet with them & explain your needs. ...Read more

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Who is going to help provide good health insurance for children of older parents who are seniors when the kids are 26?

Who is going to help provide good health insurance for children of older parents who are seniors when the kids are 26?

Good question: The hopeful political end to this, and it is all political, is universal coverage. Until that point, hope these children by age 26 have a good job with health coverage. Society takes care of them for more severe problems if they have no coverage but this of course shifts the cost to everyone who planned ahead. Watch for this to be a big issue in the 2012 campaign. ...Read more

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What are the necessary requirements for someone who wants to work at an addiction recovery center?

Usually: A certification as a substance abuse counselor. There are a few different ways to do this. They require education and an internship along with passing a certification exam. Look up caadac and also social model recovery online. ...Read more

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How do I help the child with ADHD become better organized with her school work?

Structure/consist: Children with adhd lack the internal processes that those without adhd develop by 4th or 5th to efficiently organize their lives; this may get better with time, or not. Medications help slightly with increased focus and attention to detail, but the major success is external, consistent expectations tailored to where the child fails. Lots of excellent books on this. Check out www.Chadd.Org. ...Read more

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Can brigance assessment be used to children with autism?

Can brigance assessment be used to children with autism?

Teachers screen: kids in PK - elementary school with the Brigance System to obtain age-equivalents in specific abilities for yearly revision of Individual Educational Plans. Child Psychologists & Neuropsychologists use standardized tests of IQ & adaptive skills at age 5 & older to diagnose Intellectual Disability, comorbid in 35-65% of kids with Autistic Spectrum Disorder & other tools to define degree of ASD. ...Read more

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How do I transition smoothly from school to work as a disabled person?

New beginnings!: Transitions are always a tricky time in life no matter what type of "abled" you are! your school should have a team that is set up to help you with this transition. There are also typically a number of community resources available to help. Reach out of your friends and family as well to let them know how they can support you during this time of changes and new beginnings! good luck! ...Read more

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What would be your qualifications for working as a volunteer in a children's hospital? What would you look for?

What would be your qualifications for working as a volunteer in a children's hospital?  What would you look for?

Generally: Someone who is understanding, compassionate, lots of patience , personable, always have a smile on his face, someone who listens, and love unconditionally.Someone who is uplifting , mature and responsible with a positive attitude! someone who is a team player, is also important. ...Read more

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What kind of medicine works best for children's asthma?

What kind of medicine works best for children's asthma?

Pediatric asthma: All children with asthma should receive albuterol for quick relief of symptoms. Nih asthma guidelines suggest, children 0-4 years old with persistent asthma be treated preferably with low doses of inhaled steroids (pulmicort, flovent) or alternatively with singulair (montelukast) or cromolyn. As the severity worsens, higher doses of inhaled steroids are used and combined with singulair (montelukast) or serevent (as advair). ...Read more

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What exactly is music therapy for severely disabled children?

Helps: Shakespeare said "if music be the food of love, play on" gentle music (not the modern crap) is the universal appeal to all and disabled children usually love it. It may not make a difference to their disability but it gives pleasure. ...Read more

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Could adult medicine work on children?

Could adult medicine work on children?

Confusing question: Many adult medicines are also used in children. The amount used is often scaled to meet differences in metabolic rate and or size. Some adult medications are not used due to side effects that might cause a variety of toxic side effects in kids. ...Read more

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Which career field should you go in if you want to work with sick children?

Many choices: There are many different careers for professionals who work with sick children. Doctors and nurses are obvious, but child life specialists, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, speech therapists, social work and psychologists are among the many other choices. Also, health providers of many types can tailor their practice or career to focus on children in particular. ...Read more

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How can I feed disabled children water & food?

How can I feed disabled children water & food?

Disabled child: If the child is totally unable to eat, as an infant, then a feeding tube is usually placed, through the nose, into the stomach. If the problem turns out to be something that is not going to resolve quickly, then a feeding tube is placed, surgically, directly into the stomach. Occupational therapy should also be a part of care. They can help your child to learn to eat, if developmentally possible. ...Read more

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Which type of careers are available to work with autistic children?

Which type of careers are available to work with autistic children?

Many: Children with autism spectrum disorders often require the help of many different professionals. Some are teachers, teacher assistants, pediatricians, psychiatrists, neurologists, nurses, nutritionists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, behavioral therapists, and many more. ...Read more

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How can doctors help demonstrate the competencies of the disabled for work?

How can doctors help demonstrate the competencies of the disabled for work?

Complex: Physicians can address safety and any medical limitations that may be needed. Rehab medicine doctors and physical therapists may assess physical competencies in terms of physical abilities and limitations and psychologists or neuropsychologist may adress mental comeptencies. Physcial measurements, cognitive and neuropsych testing, and similar tests can be performed. ...Read more

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How do you work off love handles and that baby fat after you finish having your children?

Slow ly but surely: The best way to work off the love handles is by burning slightly more calories than you consume every day. This will result in a slow, steady decrease in body fat that won't feel onerous. It is the healthiest way to do it as well. Add in some cardio, do some core, and lift some weights to burn more. Make small changes to your diet to decrease your calories. Loss no more than 1 #/week. ...Read more

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Can oregano really work to relieve children's cough?

Can oregano really work to relieve children's cough?

Do Not Think So: No evidence that I am aware of that it does.But i don't think that it hurts. ...Read more

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What type of psychologists work in children's mental facilities?

What type of psychologists work in children's mental facilities?

Child psychologists: Children's mental facilities generally employ a variety of practitioners to help patients and their families. There may be child psychiatrists, child psychologists, social workers, nurses, counselors, teachers, and various assistants working as a team. There would also most likely be pediatricians, primary care physicians, or possibly nurse practitioners to help with basic medical needs. ...Read more

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Which type of psychologist work in children mental facilities?

Which type of psychologist work in children mental facilities?

Child psych's: There are clinical psychologists (who are phd's) who have additional training and certification in working with children. Although many social workers and psychologists work with kids, it's usually better to seek out someone with additional training in the area. ...Read more

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I applied to work in a group home for disabled who have scabies, should I be concerned?

I applied to work in a group home for disabled who have scabies, should I be concerned?

Transmission.: Scabies is usually spread by close physical contact. It can also be spread by using the same bedding or clothing as someone who is infected with scabies. ...Read more

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Does hypnotherapy work on children with bed wetting?

Does hypnotherapy work on children with bed wetting?

Sometimes: Better to try simple measures first, ie restricting fluids, lifting to toilet at night, bedwetting alarm or medication. ...Read more

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Which psychotherapy or technique works best with children suffering from adhd?

Which psychotherapy or technique works best with children suffering from adhd?

ADHD treatment: It is the skill and relation with trained therapist that works best rather than merely technique. It is very important for parents to learn about the nature of adhd and brain development, to understand better what your child is dealing with. A good book for adhd education is "scattered" by gabor mate. Kids with adhd are sensitive, relationship-hungry, creative and punishment does not work. ...Read more

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Which type of doctor works with children who have cancer?

Which type of doctor works with children who have cancer?

Pediatric oncologist: Physicians who specialize in cancer care for children are pediatric oncologists. These doctors have generally done medical school plus a three year period of on the job training in pediatrics followed by a two to three year period of on the job training in cancer care focused on treating malignant diseases in children. ...Read more

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What works for treating viral gastroenteritis in children?

What works for treating viral gastroenteritis in children?

Hydration: The primary treatment in viral gastroenteritis is a close attention to hydration.A source of fluids through oral rehydration fluids, and some solids like applesause, steamed rice, unseasoned pasta and bananas, all help.With proper hydration, most kids will self heal over a few days. ...Read more