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Why do some kids with retardation rock back and forth?

Why do some kids with retardation rock back and forth?

Rock: Mannerisms is sign where they get comfort with focusing on internal stimulation. ...Read more

Rocking (Definition)

Rocking (body rocking) is a symptom seen in some persons with brain problems such as autism, mental ...Read more


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Can sickle cell anemia retard a child's growth? Can  steroids help?

Can sickle cell anemia retard a child's growth? Can  steroids help?

Yes. Steroids-no: Growth failure and delayed puberty are common in children with scd. Most have detectable growth retardation that affects weight more than height by the age of two years. Tratment with Hydroxyurea early and close f/u is necessary. ...Read more

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Mentally retarded adult males and sterilization? Back to days of the titicutt follies?

Mentally retarded adult males and sterilization? Back to days of the titicutt follies?

Hope not : Hopefully there are no more facilities such as bridgewater state hospital or we'll have to rely on mr. Wiseman to expose such crude treatment of people. Male sterilization on someone not competent to sign consent has his conservator or guardian hopefully making the right decision for them. ...Read more

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Do live-in mental institutions help children who are mental retarded more than living at home and going to public school?

Do live-in mental institutions help children who are mental retarded more than living at home and going to public school?

Nearly all gone: Separate institutions for mentally retarded (or seriously mentally ill) individuals have nearly vanished in the U.S. Those with mr have quite different needs, depending on the severity of delay. People with mild delays live at home as children and may live indpendently as adults. Adults with severe mr typically live in group homes. Life quality depends on quality of services, not location. ...Read more

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What should you do to help a mentally retarded child with low vision?

What should you do to help a mentally retarded child with low vision?

Device: Use magnifiers and other devices for low vision to help them read, brighter lights or good lighting. Bigger prints. ...Read more

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Can we avoid mental retarded state of child born with cousin marriage?

Can we avoid mental retarded state of child born with cousin marriage?

Hard to say: Geneticists estimate that each of us carry a few recessive genes that will not harm us, but when paired with another can produce a baby with things like CF, sickle cell, and any of thousands of metabolic disorders like PKU.Marriage between close relatives increases this risk.You can get tested for the recessive gene in some cases, so having a consultation with a geneticist may help you. ...Read more

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Accidently gave my grandma 4 tablets f deriphylline 150 retard thinking it was her other medication. Is it problematic. She is 86years old. Im panicn?

Accidently gave my grandma 4 tablets f deriphylline  150 retard thinking it was her other medication. Is it problematic. She is 86years old. Im panicn?

derihylline 150 reta: Try calling poison control center in your area to get advice as to whether or not you should brng her to the er if she gets sick. ...Read more

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