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Is it possible that children who have extreme migraines (status migraines) qualify for disability?

Is it possible that children who have extreme migraines (status migraines) qualify for disability?

NOT REALLY......,: There is treatment and preventive measures/medications for migraine. The aim should be thorough evaluation to find out the cause and treatment accordingly. If there are associated serious issues including neurological/developmental, seizure, motor dysfunction etc. Your child's doctor/s will help you in this regard. Check with the pediatrician and peds. Neurologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Carol Van der Harst
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Disabilities (Definition)

Disabilities is a term that describes a mental or physical condition that limits one's abilities to carry out the ...Read more


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Activities for children with developmental disabilities? What activities would you suggest for a child with developmental disabilities?

Activities for children with developmental disabilities? What activities would you suggest for a child with developmental disabilities?

Fun things: Activities that help promote movement of the limbs, that are fun, and slightly challenging. You can ask a physical therapist and/or occupational therapist as well. They would be better informed on specific activities. ...Read more

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Approximately what percent of children with disabilities have multiple disorders?

Approximately what percent of children with disabilities have multiple disorders?

Few in the beginning: Certain syndromes have multiple problems: genetic disorders affecting all organs. Secondary disorders such as obesity, osteoporosis, fractures and cancer may depend on the disease, lifestyle, and life expectancy of the original condition. Cerebral palsy may have both mental and physical components but is one disorder. Disability of hearing always comes with speech disorders. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is the risk of learning disabilities being passed down to children?

What is the risk of learning disabilities being passed down to children?

Depends: There are many specific types of learning disabilities, some of which such as dyslexia are known to have a genetic component. ...Read more

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What will be the likely effect on children who have undiagnosed learning disabilities and get no special ed?

What will be the likely effect on children who have undiagnosed learning disabilities and get no special ed?

School problems: Children with undiagnosed ld typically flounder in regular classes, sometimes receiving such labels as "lazy" or "unmotivated." self-esteem can plummet, and investment in school often fades with time. Special education may not be needed, but recognition of the problem and helping the child to find ways around it is essential. ...Read more

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How many families in the us have children with learning disabilities/developmental disabilities?

How many families in the us have children with learning disabilities/developmental disabilities?

US Dept of Education: From dr. Mark batshaw's book, children with disabilities, the national center for education services in 2011 reported that over 6. 6 million students received special education sevices in 2007-08, of which 2.5 million were classified as having specific learning disabilities. And that's just school-aged children. ...Read more

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Why do so many african american children have learning disabilities?

Why do so many african american children have learning disabilities?

Define disability: Today's aa child is more likely than others, to grow up in a single parent household, live in poverty and lack educational opportunities available to others. The family culture may place less value on education than other pursuits. I am not convinced these kids have more specific learning disabilities. They often need extra help and encouragement to reach their potential. ...Read more

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What are some common learning disabilities in children who have cardiac problems?

What are some common learning disabilities in children who have cardiac problems?

Varies : Some congenital heart problems r associated with learning problems. Some genetic disorders are associated with both too. Secondary learning problems can occur in babies delivered before 38 weeks (for example if the cardiac prob caused labor) or subjected to major health problems in the first month of life. If the heart problem causes decreased blood oxygen, then the developing brain can suffer. ...Read more

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What hope is there for children brought up by single parent with learning disabilities?

What hope is there for children brought up by single parent with learning disabilities?

LOTS!: You can reach out to your pediatrician and school district for some resources! there are many programs and services out there to help! a social worker may also be very helpful in arranging these services. ...Read more