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Doctor insights on: When Is A Functional Behavioral Assessment Done On A Child

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Will the child be asked to complete a questionnaire as part of theadd/adhd assessment?

Will the child be asked to complete a questionnaire as part of theadd/adhd assessment?

Depends on age: Children over 12 are usually given the achenbach youth self report (ysr), to match with parent & teacher reports. The ysr is a statistically proven tool in developing a diagnosis of childhood behavioral or learning problems. See http://www.Columbia.Edu/cu/ssw/projects/pmap/docs/nohysr.Pdf. ...Read more

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Physical Exam (Definition)

Physical exam is the actual examination of the patient's body by the physician. For example, if you sprain your ankle and go to your doctor, he will physically touch your ankle to see where it is painful. This act of touching the patient's body ...Read more


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When would a doctor refer a child for a physical therapy pt assessment?

When would a doctor refer a child for a physical therapy pt assessment?

See below: Pt referrals are usually for injury rehab, aid in developmental delay, or aid for increased or decreased muscle tone. ...Read more

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What is a functional behavior assessment like?

What is a functional behavior assessment like?

In a natural setting: Usually at school, a bcba or behavioral specialist observes a maladaptive behavior to determine its antecedent & its consequence e.g., teacher response. (a, b, c) in this way, a plan can be made for either altering the situation that precipitates the behavior or change the consequence of the behavior so that it is extinguished after a brief "extinction burst" or escalation of the behavior. ...Read more

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Can you tell me where i can find a video of how the surgury procedure is done on a child with craniosynostosis also known as synostosis?

Can you tell me where i can find a video of how the surgury procedure is done on a child with craniosynostosis also known as synostosis?

Craniosynostosis: There are several on U-tube videos plus if you search university web sites that have craniofacial center you will find videos. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is a genetic test done on a child?

Can you tell me how is a genetic test done on a child?

Varies: Some can be done from a swab of the inside of the mouth.Some are done from blood cells. Some may require a skin or muscle biopsy, depending on the type of issue being tested. ...Read more

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Can bladder cancer be seen on ultrasound? If u/s shows no tumor, should further testing be done on a child with gross terminal hematuria? Not a uti.

Can bladder cancer be seen on ultrasound? If u/s shows no tumor, should further testing be done on a child with gross terminal hematuria? Not a uti.

Here are some ...: Ultrasound study only gives a gross rough imaging assessment with low sensitivity for small lesions. So, it is an absolute saying no bladder cancer. Terminal gross hematuria suggests its origin from the urethra, especially prostate urethra. So, a cystourethroscopy under anesthesia is needed. But, how far an evaluation should go for? It should be individualized. So, ask and talk with Doc timely. ...Read more

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How can I improve my child's behavior?

How can I improve my child's behavior?

Behavior: That is not a simple answer but if i had to give 4 items of advice i'd say: 1) lead by example, make sure your child is getting enough sleep, 3) set a routine and rules, 4) be consistent and calm when enforcing rules/routines. ...Read more

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I recently discovered that i'm 9 weeks and now very worried if anything i've mayhave done or exposed to within this time may have affected my child?

I recently discovered that i'm 9 weeks and now very worried if anything i've mayhave done or exposed to within this time may have affected my child?

Rest assured: While it is very important to not smoke or drink during pregnancy and to eat healthy plus take a vitamin with folic acid, you are still very early in your pregnancy and can start healthy living right now. Many women don't even know they are pregnant until several weeks later, and have healthy babies. Take care of your baby now , which includes not stressing ! ...Read more

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What are the causes of my child's naughty behavior?

What are the causes of my child's naughty behavior?

Belief system: We do everything for infants when they cry.This sets up a belief system that we are their servant & only exist to please them.When they begin walking we begin to ignore them, since they can get around & play.They don't like it.Acting out is an amplification of crying behavior.They do it to get noticed & get their way.Parents may find it cute & send a smile their way while saying no-this confuses. ...Read more

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