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What are some activities for adults that improve social skills?

Therapy: Is a start. You could also check out dale carnegie courses or toastmasters in your area. ...Read more

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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 are good sports or activities for children with adhd?

What are good sports or activities for children with adhd?

No bad ones: Any activity that encourages the child to move, use his/her imagination and laugh is beneficial to his/her health.Exercise has been approved by the aap as adjunct therapy for adhd.Get a proper assessment by a knowledgeable professional, provide proper guidance, discuss meds and other options with your doctor.Avoid fads and unsupported treatments that could possibly delay or worsen outcome. ...Read more

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What are some early indicators of autism in infants, for people who have an autistic child?

What are some early indicators of autism in infants, for people who have an autistic child?

Watch the child: Red flags: lack of or regression of language development, lack of pointing to objects, lack of eye contact, doesn't play with toys in a 'typical fashion'. More obsessed with the parts of toys (eg wheels) than the toy itself. Intense interest in certain objects. Repetative movements, toe walking, lack or normal bowel movements (either too loose or too hard, or alternating). None for sure, . ...Read more

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Are there some video games that are helpful to a child's development?

Are there some video games that are helpful to a child's development?

See below: Truthfully, no. Video games may aid in development of hand eye coordination, but not much else. The videos, such as baby einstein, do not work. ...Read more

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What are some activities for improving a child's gross and fine motor skills?

What are some activities for improving a child's gross and fine motor skills?

At what age? If < 3: years, seek evaluation from your state's Child Find Program if concerned; if 3-5, from your school district's Child Find Team. If school age, you may have to pay for private OT & PT evaluations. See developmental screens & age-appropriate tips on healthy children.org, www.moveforwardpt.com/Children/Activities/Default.aspx#.VP09A0ZHbCR, therapystreetforkids.com/fm-strength.html & other sites. ...Read more

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What are good group therapy activities for low-functioning adults?

What are good group therapy activities for low-functioning adults?

Group Therapy: Educational groups can be every effective for low functioning people, groups that focus on teaching skills necessary for living a meaningful life. Occupational therapists are very good at designing and implementing such groups. ...Read more

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What are some games for kids with cancer?

What are some games for kids with cancer?

What age? abilities?: kids love to play & have fun. whether cancer or not, there are tons of great games. As a pediatrician and parent of 5, I am always looking for games kids will love. I often read reviews on amazon for games in the ranges of ages that my patients and kids are - you can learn a lot. If the person(s) you are selecting games for are active & can run around, there will be different choices than if not. ...Read more

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What are some indestructible toys for autistic child?

What are some indestructible toys for autistic child?

Many treatments: There are a plethora of toys for autistic children that they can both play with & that will help with some of their sensory issues. Here is one site, but there are many others. If your child is seeing an occupational therapist, he can direct you to ones that are appropriate for your child. http://www.nationalautismresources.com/toysandgames.html?gclid=Cj0KEQjwur2eBRDtvMS0gIuS-dYBEiQANBPMRwWJrUhXYH ...Read more

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What are mental illnesses caused by physical and sexual parental abuse as a young child? Any signs to watch for

What are mental illnesses caused by physical and sexual parental abuse as a young child? Any signs to watch for

Mood Problems, PTSD: The most common psychiatric problems related to a history of abuse are various mood related problems, such as depression, and anxiety-related symptoms (including full-blown ptsd). There is also an increased risk of other behavioral problems and substance abuse. ...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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What are some signs of a concussion in an elementary school child?

What are some signs of a concussion in an elementary school child?

Headache is common: Concussion is a change in brain function that occurs after head trauma. There does not have to be loss of consciousness. Symptoms include headache, confusion, dizziness, nausea, sensitivity to light and memory problems. If a concussion is suspected the child should be removed from play. Evaluation by a medical professional to make sure they are symptom free before return to play is crucial. ...Read more

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What are common leg diseases/conditions in children that require physical therapy?

What are common leg diseases/conditions in children that require physical therapy?

Many: Pt can be useful following injuries to the extremities in children, after surgery, and with a multitude of congenital conditions. Some specific ones related to the leg: knee sprain, acl tear and/or reconstruction, ankle sprain, spasticity in legs from cerebral palsy and other conditions. Kind of a broad question, but hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are some natural regimens for children diagnosed as autistic and with?Adhd?

What are some natural regimens for children diagnosed as autistic and with?Adhd?

SEVERAL: Intensive behavioral therapy and intensive behavioral therapy are recommended as level 1 interventions by the aap.Cbt, parent training, neurofeedback have met with some success.Auditort integration training, hyperbaric oxygen, chelation, herbals and supplements (other than fish oil) have shown no beneficial results in or thare are no significant scientific studies to support them. ...Read more

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What are some therapies for physical problems with autism?

What are some therapies for physical problems with autism?

Too vague: Wish i could give a useful answer, but your question is too vague to permit a specific answer. Those with autism sometimes do have physical problems from toe walking through GI problems. Generally, the problems are treated the same way they would be if the child did not have autism--but sometimes the autism complicates the treatment. ...Read more

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What are some tips to caring for autistic children?

What are some tips to caring for autistic children?

Evidence-based: Intensive, repetitive behavioral & educational therapy (aba, the denver model) 25-40 hours/wk works best. A child with autism won't understand why he should follow your agenda; ignore non-compliance & protests. Say, "sit down. Look at me, " tapping your temple, before teaching. Focus on joint attention, a precursor for communication. Ipad autism apps may be useful, but face -to-face time is best. ...Read more

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What are some guidelines for feeding your children of all ages?

What are some guidelines for feeding your children of all ages?

Many Things: Do not use food as a pacifier. Do not force the child to clean their plates. If they do not want to eat, do not force them.Teach moderation. Some foods are better than others.If they skip a meal, that is ok.Do not cave in to bad habits.This only scratches the surface. ...Read more

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What are some solutions for a child who overreacts negatively at school?

What are some solutions for a child who overreacts negatively at school?

What makes him react: Kids respond differently to situations at different ages. You do not mention your child´s age, but in any event try to pinpoint when and with whom he acts out. Is it specific to a certain teacher or individual? To a certain subject or another child? Is the child learning and is the experience pleasurable? Does you child have any hearing or vision problems? Do you have similar issues @ home? ...Read more

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