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Doctor insights on: Qualifications Needed To Work With Disabled Children

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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?

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?

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