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Is there a simple online test to see if a child has autism?

Is there a simple online test to see if a child has autism?

Screeners only: If you are worried enough about your young child's behavior to be looking for an on-line test for autism, you probably would be best served by seeking out an evaluation with an expert in autism. Screeners are getting better, but assessing symptoms of autism is complicated, especially for those who have not seen many children with the disorder at different ages. ...Read more

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At what age can children start doing simple puzzles?

At what age can children start doing simple puzzles?

0 years: The whole world is a puzzle to them. The only thing that's age-dependent is size of puzzle pieces -- they should not be such that the child can choke on them, below 3 years of age, or breakable. ...Read more

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What causes a child 4 yrs old to not understand simple questions like "how did you hurt your leg." i asked my daughter thus & her reply didn't match.?

What causes a child 4 yrs old to not understand simple questions like "how did you hurt your leg." i asked my daughter thus & her reply didn't match.?

Age: Your 4 year old has a short memory like most kids. Often kids wont remember the incident b/c it was not important enough to them at the time. Also they often get lower leg bruises so another bump to the leg doesnt seem memorable. If your daughter does not understand other questions then consult pediatrician about ? Auditory processing problems. ...Read more

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If a child was born with simple dtga and had the aso as a child, is their heart 'normal' ? Are they now 'cured' from the defect?

If a child was born with simple dtga and had the aso as a child, is their heart 'normal' ? Are they now 'cured' from the defect?

Not "cured": The arterial switch (aso) is an excellent repair for dtga (transposition). There are long term issues which are potential problems. Neo-aortic insufficiency commonly occurs, pulmonary branch stenosis is common. Evaluation of the coronary circulation, since the coronaries were re-implanted, is essential. Life long follow-up is essential, although many patients do very well. ...Read more

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5yo kid slightly overweight, weight 24 kg, height 120 cm. recently joined to dance classes, doing simple yoga, aerobics dance at home, will it help?

5yo kid slightly overweight, weight 24 kg, height 120 cm. recently joined to dance classes, doing simple yoga, aerobics dance at home, will it help?

Good work!: Increasing aerobic exercise is a great way to start a fitness habit that will help your child now and possibly for life. Making movement fun is a tremendous help. ...Read more

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Can anyone give me a simple explanation on what part of the brain would be related to hypertonia in a child?

Can anyone give me a simple explanation on what part of the brain would be related to hypertonia in a child?

Pyramidal pathway: Hi, Hypertonia is a symptom of a neurological condition. It is thought to be a problem not so much in a specific area, but in a pathway of nerves that starts in the motor cortex of the brain and runs through the brainstem to the spinal cord. The pyramidal and extrapyramidal pathways are the 'interstates' that these nerves run through. It can be a challenge in children to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Child had TWO head CT scans at 3 months and 6 months. She had a couple simple X-rays with both. I was unaware this was dangerous. How?

Child had TWO head CT scans at 3 months and 6 months. She had a couple simple X-rays with both. I was unaware this was dangerous. How?

Radiation: A head CT scan administers a high dose of radiation so if there is an alternative solution such as a MRI that would be better. Discuss this with your doctor. This is particularly important if she requires further imaging. ...Read more

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