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Why Cognitive Development Is Important
See below:: Omega-3 fatty acid: dha (docosahexaenoic acid): from breast milk, flax, walnuts, some algae and fatty fish. The brain is 60% fat! this structural fat supports the myelin sheath, covering billions of neurons in our brains. A substantial portion is dha. Research suggests that infants receiving dha from breast milk or infant formula with dha have higher iqs and more mature visual skills. ...Read more
Is global developmental delay considered cognitive, if so how is a child's intelligence determined? What factors besides milestones are considered?
Definitions: The term "cognitive" confers the idea of the child thinking through an idea like responding to a stranger or formulating speech.The term global implys that both thinking & motor skill sets are involved in a process.Kids can have isolated fine motor, gross motor or thinking delays. Special scales like the bailey or minnesota child development inventory can assess these areas of early child developme. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why is it important to understand the stages of social and emotional developmet of a 2 year old child?
Expectations: It's important to know so you have appropriate expectations of the toddler. By knowing where he should be and where he needs to be headed, you can avoid frustration and disappointment for the both of you. You should not expect him to name all the presidents in order, but he should be able to self-feed and assist with dressing himself. Knowledge of what is appropriate is key to raising healthy kids. ...Read more
Start early: Young people are not familiar with the concept of cumulative risk. The prevention of cardiovascular diseases would be most effective if started in childhood or adolescence. Unfortunately, it is held back by lack of knowledge about it i the adolescence group. The more is known about risk factors for heart disease and zprevention, the earlier it can be started. ...Read more
Mind-Body-Spirit: Emotional health is certainly important, but i don't know that any one area of health is "the most important domain." we're whole beings: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual/energetic. All these aspects of us interact. Emotions impact our physical health and how we take care of ourselves (or not). Our perceptions influence how we relate to others too. For me, all parts are important. ...Read more
Cardiac, bones: probably the number one benefit is activity. It will help maintain your cardiac and overall fitness with consistent aerobic exercise like walking. Also, light weights are helpful to keep the bones strong in arms and legs and I think that's very important in preventing potential fractures. ...Read more
Dementia care: Dementia is treated by supportive care mainly. Medicines may help decrease progression of the disease, but dementia being degenerative disease it will progress over time. Earlier diagnosis is the key to create better treatment plan and education of care taker so that most of our seniors with dementia can stay in community and not in long term nursing homes. 36 hr day is a great book to read. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly: Dyslexia and dyspraxia could make you feel badly about your performance at school or work, possibly leading to shame, poor self-image, etc. These problems can be addressed through educational therapies, though -- please talk with your doctor about local resources for help. Much info via the national center for learning disabilities also, too: http://www.Ncld.Org/. ...Read more
Communication: A widely recognized system for classification of abnormal behavior (such as the dsm-iv) is essential in communication between providers. As opposed to listing off a series of symptoms, were able to more effectively communicate based on a diagnosis that has been well researched and supported by literature. ...Read more
Way too simplistic: Your brain isn't a 4-cylinder Chevy, where 1 circuit controls 1 function. There are dozens of serotonin receptor subtypes organized into 3 subfamilies. The modulation of mood involves a complex and subtle interplay of excitation & inhibition at multiple receptor subtypes. A neurochemist can spend an entire career researching just 1 receptor subtype. ...Read more
DBT: Dialectic behavioral therapy - which found its start in the therapy of borderline personality disorder, essentially uses the "dialectical process" of thesis-antithesis-synthesis to reveal to the person in therapy where the reality behind their perceptions lies. (see: higelian dialectic). It is generally thought to be very effective and therapeutic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abuse: Because they both impact the victim.Get a more detailed answer ›
How strong is the link between being rem sleep disorder and developing Parkinson's/Lewy body dementia? Is this something to be very worried about?
DCD: While we do not know for sure what is causing these difficulties, research has suggested that children with DCD may have a hard time: Planning a motor task: Children with DCD may have difficulty understanding what type of action is required, such as how high you need to jump when skipping rope. Organizing movements: Children with DCD might find it hard to think through the steps involved in a mo ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tells you other info: Body language communicates other information about people. It is sort of the hidden message coming through that can make the relationship move forward or fizzle out. It actually speaks more than words do b/c you are communicating to each other at a much more instinctual level-. ...Read more
Later Than Expected: Studies have shown that most kids follow a pattern of advancing skills regarding use of various interactional skills..There is a tremendous range of time, so a child may smile at someone as early as 1-2 mos.And as late as 5-6 mosand still be in the "normal" range. When these advancements are delayed, longer than the expected latest normal time, we worry about problems. ...Read more
Likely blood flow.: Daily physical activity helps the blood flow better. This means blood flows to the brain better, and makes it work better, unless there are complications, like brain diseases. It also relieves tension, and helps sleep since it makes a person tired after activity. This, and a balanced diet, and enough sleep can make a person feel invigorated and very alert. ...Read more
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