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Doctor insights on: The Letter E Activities For Preschool

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My child shows fear of going to school.Age is 5.7years.Is not ready to leave classroom for pt and music lessons.No participation in oral sessions?Why?

My child shows fear of going to school.Age is 5.7years.Is not ready to leave classroom for pt and music lessons.No participation in oral sessions?Why?

Anxiety/A, Phobias/P: Part of normal development. 1.Social p: fear of contact with unfamiliar people, social isolation; desire of involvement w/family, familiar peers. 2.Separation a: unrealistic, persistent worries of possible harm befalling primary caregivers, persistent avoidance of being alone, complain distress. 3.School p. 4. Generalized a disorder: worries about future events. Encourage, talk; get counselling. ...Read more

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Does anyone know of a curriculum for teaching the activities of daily living to preteens with retardation?

Does anyone know of a curriculum for teaching the activities of daily living to preteens with retardation?

Darlene Mannix: Darlene mannix has written several books dealing with special needs. I believe she has a couple of books with curriculum, activity sheets, discussion points, exercises, and evaluation tips for both pre-teen and teens with special needs. Adls are included, but she covers other important life skills as well. ...Read more

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Does every school district use the same standardized developmental tests for students needing help?

Does every school district use the same standardized developmental tests for students needing help?

No: Every school district acts as an independent "fiefdom" in every aspect of educational care. Some are excellent some aren't. Most districts within a given state are consistent with each other in using the same protocols. Be very pro active in advocating for your child as they navigate the cumbersome school process. ...Read more

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In the U.S., what vaccines are mandatory for children to attend school?

In the U.S., what vaccines are mandatory for children to attend school?

School vaccines: With the exception of certain exemptions, 4 doses of IPV (last after 4th birthday), two doses of MMR and Varicella, 3 doses of Hepatitis B, 5 doses of DTaP (last dose after 4th birthday) , 3-4 doses of HiB and 4 doses of Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) are standard. Middle school students are expected to have a dose of Menactra and TdaP. ...Read more

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How shall instructions for specimen collection be modified for children, the elderly, and individuals from ot?

How shall instructions for specimen collection be modified for children, the elderly, and individuals from ot?

Clarify question: If u are referring to urine specimen collection, the idea is to get the specimen without contamination, which is quite common with urine samples. The best way to avoid that possibility would be to obtain a catheter specimen fir more accurate results and treatment as indicated. ...Read more

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Are 3d movies bad for kid.Planning to take the kid to finding nemo?

Are 3d movies bad for kid.Planning to take the kid to finding nemo?

Maybe: How old is your child? Some children may find the 3d scary if it is their first time at a 3d. You know your child and if you think it is okay then i would go and before hand i would describe the 3d (iethings will look like they are in front of you or coming out of the screen..Just a movie and they are not). My young son did not like cars2 in 3d last year but this year wants to see a 3d. ...Read more

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Is there an addiction or disorder for people who watch anime excessively or play video games frequently? Watching free stream anime online 6-12 hours every day even digging into hentai for the absence of intimacy. And online using video games for social n

Is there an addiction or disorder for people who watch anime excessively or play video games frequently? Watching free stream anime online 6-12 hours every day even digging into hentai for the absence of intimacy. And online using video games for social n

Yes: Online addictions, whether for action games, online porn, chatrooms or many other activities can be serious and damaging to quality of life. Many addiction programs have now started special programs for those with these kinds of problems (called 'process' addictions). They sometimes reflect another underlying psychiatric problem, sometimes not. See an addiction specialist (aaap.Org or asam.Org). ...Read more

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What are doctor-recommended strategies or activities as a group to manage stress in the workplace?

What are doctor-recommended strategies or activities as a group to manage stress in the workplace?

Agree with Dr. Legha: Talk about feelings & address problems in the workplace - don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine & alcohol (or moderate). Try Qi Gong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, Yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or Progressive muscle relaxation. > ...Read more

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What is the best possible way for a college student to juggle school, work, extracurricular act., volunteering, and social/family life all in one?

What is the best possible way for a college student to juggle school, work, extracurricular act., volunteering, and social/family life all in one?

Take it from Clint: One of Clint Eastwood's great lines is from the 1970's movie Magnum Force. At the end of the movie, just after his character Dirty Harry has taken out the last bad guy, he says, "A man's got to know his limitations." This applies to women as well. Also, be sure to plan well ahead, use a calendar all the time, and keep a buffer of time in case something takes longer than expected. ...Read more

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Assuming you, as a geriatric physician, contracted by either a teaching hospital or a corporation operating --- --- several nursing homes for profit, are charged with examining residents at one or more nursing homes and one such resident discloses being:

Assuming you, as a geriatric physician, contracted by either a teaching hospital or a corporation operating --- --- several nursing homes for profit, are charged with examining residents at one or more nursing homes and one such resident discloses being:

Elder : Elder abuse is a crime. All of us, physicians, nurses, social workers and other staff who work with older individuals and those who do not, are legally and ethically required to report suspected abuse to appropriate authorities. I have attached a link to elder abuse hotlines by state and also a link to a document describing signs of elder abuse. ...Read more

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What are the top ten phone/ipad apps (other than health tap of course!) that would benefit an elderly person taken care of by a non-medical health aide? Apps that could connect family members to stay up to date on (1) medications schedule and (2) weight/b

What are the top ten phone/ipad apps (other than health tap of course!) that would benefit an elderly person taken care of by a non-medical health aide? Apps that could connect family members to stay up to date on (1) medications schedule and (2) weight/b

Try these ...: Not sure about "top 10", but I do like: Elder 411 (for caretaker role), Elder 911 (for caretaker emergencies), WebMD Mobile (RX & other info) & iPharmacy Pro (RX info), iBiomed (track medical & RX info; can share data), Pain Care (track pain episodes, & care team-doctors, therapists, family), Kindle (read novel at doctor appts, Pocket First Aid & CPR ($3.99), Balance ($0.99; Alzheimer resource) ...Read more

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How much should we urge activity director to involve elderly parent in events at the home?

How much should we urge activity director to involve elderly parent in events at the home?

It Depends: I can see how one could have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, we all want our parents taken cared of and payed attention to. On the other hand, we don't want to wind up in an adversarial relationship with those who we want/need on our side. Also, it matters what else could be done and the time needed. There are different degrees of urging and sometimes unsolicited advice doesn't work. ...Read more

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Qualify for disability? has pots visit the hospital at least once a month and are usually admitted for 5 days she's cant go to school or activities

Qualify for disability? has pots visit the hospital at least once a month and are usually admitted for 5 days she's cant go to school or activities

Needing insurance?: We don't want kids to be "disabled" but to find what they can do and build hobbies or eventually a career based on what they CAN do. Parents can ask the county for help. Here in my local area, the county program helps in several ways, and there is even some money for respite care for some families (so caretakers can take breaks). One might try applying for Medicare if insurance help is needed. ...Read more

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Qualify for disability? has pots visit the hospital at least once a month and are usually admitted for 5 days she's cant go to school or activities

Qualify for disability? has pots visit the hospital at least once a month and are usually admitted for 5 days she's cant go to school or activities

Pots: Something does not sound right if she is hospitalized 5 days a month. Please have some friends tell you about their doctors and decide which one would be best for her and the family. ...Read more

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Power of healing words from preacher for living with cancer?

Power of healing words from preacher for living with cancer?

Help, not cure: Having a faith community's support -- clergy, health care providers who are believers -- is helpful in day-to-day survival and it may be that there benefits to the spirit -- peace, love, equanimity, courage. Don't expect it to affect the course of the illness, but be open to other benefits. ...Read more

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