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Qualifications Needed To Work With Disabled Children
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
???? 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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the necessary requirements for someone who wants to work at an addiction recovery center?
Psychiatrist: The simple answer is YES!Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I would like to know how much exercise is to much? I currently work out 5 days a week for abour 2 hours. I am trying to lose my baby weight I have 2 children 2 and 4yrs and with my son i gained 60+ pounds. I've lost about 55 pounds so far. But im trying t
Keep up : Your good work. You are doing just fine. ...Read more
Do Not Think So: No evidence that I am aware of that it does.But i don't think that it hurts. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 13 more doctor answers
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
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
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