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Doctor insights on: Resources For Physical Development For Kids 3 To 5 Years

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What are the milestones for physical development for children 3-7 years?

What are the milestones for physical development for children 3-7 years?

See below: The answer is best discussed with your pediatrician or google "developmental milestones" for the age specifically you seek. Developmental tracking entails monitoring the progress of your child in areas of: language & other cognitive skills, social skills, physical challenges/changes, & personality. This age group covers preschool, kindergarten through 2nd grade-too much info for this forum. ...Read more

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What vaccinations are required for children up to 12 years old?

What vaccinations are required for children up to 12 years old?

CDC: There are a list of the recommended vaccines on the center for disease control website-cdc.Gov. ...Read more

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What resources are available for a 22 year old with moderate mental retardation that wants to live independently?

What resources are available for a 22 year old with moderate mental retardation that wants to live independently?

Check MHMR/The ARC: Many states like texas have programs run through regional centers like our mental health mental retardation center that provide training programs & services to kids & adults alike. The arc, formerly assn for retarded citizens, has many chapters throughout the country providing similar programs advice for families.Either group is a good starting place to find what's available. ...Read more

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4 year old has speech delay. We speak 3 langs at home and she doesn't interact w other toddlers. Can pre k+ speech therapy fix/help?

4 year old has speech delay. We speak 3 langs at home and she doesn't interact w other toddlers. Can pre k+ speech therapy fix/help?

Should: Multilingual kids should still progress with speech & language at the same pace as others. I would contact the local public school special services department & arrange an evaluation. They have a program called Child Find which is designed to find such kids and work with them to prepare them for school entry. ...Read more

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Hi! we are looking for a new doctor for our 5 year old and 5 month old girls. Are you taking new patients? We have Blue Care Blue Network

Look locally: BCBS networks will have an on-line listing of providers by city/specialty that lists who is taking patients.The HT public site covers the US, so your question without specific location is not a good way to get information. In the future please list enough specific information for an answer to be formed.Your questions are never linked, so each question must be complete by itself. ...Read more

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I have pinworms and will treat my whole family with vermox. What is the correct dosage for children and adults? My kids are age 3 months to 17 years.

I have pinworms and will treat my whole family with vermox. What is the correct dosage for children and adults? My kids are age 3 months to 17 years.

Vermox: This medication is discontinued in the us. To treat pinworms, adult and children have the same dosage, which is 100mg x 1 and may repeat in 2 weeks to make sure of eradication. ...Read more

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Which disorders cause a 7 years old boy (having good grades) to sit alone in school despite he's social in family?P.S:he visits an orthophonist weekly

Which disorders cause a 7 years old boy (having good grades) to sit alone in school despite he's social in family?P.S:he visits an orthophonist weekly

Shyness: Some children are shyer than others, but some kids can get stressed at school. Talk to him about how he is doing. Is he anxious or stressed? Does he enjoy school? How are his grades? If you are concerned that he is depressed or having school problems, talk with his doctor or a therapist. ...Read more

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Should grandparents take over parenting for children whose biological parents cannot care for them? @drpam

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 more

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Do kids aged 13-18 have STD risks? Are kids aged 13-18 to young to go for a STD checkup?

Do kids aged 13-18 have STD risks? Are kids aged 13-18 to young to go for a STD checkup?

Children: In this age range may be sexually active - if that is so, then they are at risk for developing sexually transmitted diseases. Age 13 to 18 years old is not too young for std checkup if sexually active. ...Read more

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Will medicaid pay to replace glasses for a 3 year old child?

Will medicaid pay to replace glasses for a 3 year old child?

Depends: Every state medicaid program has different rules. You need to check with your carrier on this issue. Glasses can be therapeutic and this is an additional point to allow coverage. ...Read more

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Any medicine for my 5 yr kid who has autism and still can't speak?

Any medicine for my 5 yr kid who has autism and still can't speak?

No Medicines fix it: Over the years a variety of medicines & diets have been studied in autism. None have provided any evidence based or predictable improvement although you can find glowing testimonials about a few. There are some medicines that physicians use to help with mood issues or aggressive behavior, but these only help manage symptoms. ...Read more

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My 5 y/o starts a non-profit to allow kids design/make their own tatoos, ea w/ a healthy msg. Can he bring it to hospital/clinic w/o regulatory issue?

My 5 y/o starts a non-profit to allow kids design/make their own tatoos, ea w/ a healthy msg. Can he bring it to hospital/clinic w/o regulatory issue?

Maybe: In the U.S., one would not want to put colors or inks onto children's skin unless the materials are already proven to be nontoxic. It may be better to try out the idea at community fairs or other events, because hospitals and clinics have stricter rules on the kinds of activities allowed. ...Read more

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Where can I find free information for a 3 yr old with oppositional defiance disorder?

Where can I find free information for a 3 yr old with oppositional defiance disorder?

State resources: Most states including florida offer help for families. Child find might be a good place to start. They can assess the child for any learning or communication problems. If none are found they may be able to offer counseling or therapy resources. 1-800-654-4440 http://www.Fdlrscrown.Org/ general info from boston children's http://www.Childrenshospital.Org/az/site1385/mainpages1385p1.Html. ...Read more

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How many years to cure the febrile seizure's in kids and adults? What r drugs to cure age 6+ and completed 15+ episodes of fits patient's?

How many years to cure the febrile seizure's in kids and adults? What r drugs to cure age 6+ and completed 15+ episodes of fits patient's?

By age 6 yrs: Febrile seizures usually subside by age 6 yr.if they are continuing you need to see a pediatric neurologist,get an EEG and then decide on treatment ...Read more

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Any good resources for paediatric nutrition - am not able to find anything here or on AAP.org as some doctors on HealthTap have recommended. ?

Any good resources for paediatric nutrition - am not able to find anything here or on AAP.org as some doctors on HealthTap have recommended.  ?

Choosemyplate.gov: choosemyplate.gov is a good resource with broad guidance for diet at different age groups. It doesn't seek to delve into controversial or loaded topics like specific nutrient choices, supplements or "superfoods," but rather focuses on overall calorie intake, balanced nutrition and avoidance of over-processed foods which is what we know promotes healthy development. It doesn't address infants. ...Read more