Think your child might have a disability or developmental delay? Take these steps

While we all want our children not to have any problems at all, the reality is that life doesn’t always work that way. Many children suffer from some sort of problem, whether it’s something minor and often temporary, like a speech delay, or something more difficult and permanent, like cerebral palsy or autism. Children with problems or disabilities are no less wonderful and deserving than children without. The key to getting them on the right path for the best life possible is identifying those problems and getting help — as early as possible. That’s why it’s important to speak up early. Sometimes there isn’t a problem, and a child just needs a bit more time, or is a bit quirky. But it’s always better to find out. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Taking the first steps to evaluate possible disability or developmental delay The first step if you are worried about your child is to share those concerns with your health care provider. There may be medical tests that are needed or could be helpful, and your doctor can and should be your partner in helping your child and your family. The next step is getting your child an evaluation. This will connect you to any help and services that may be needed. Ask your doctor about suggestions for specialists who can evaluate your children. Two kinds of evaluations are available to all children: Early Intervention for children from birth to the third birthday Individualized Educationa...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Children's Health Parenting Source Type: blogs

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Discussion: Recovery is a multidimensional and complex construct. In addition to pain intensity and disability, measurement and conceptualization of recovery should focus on emotional well-being, self-perception, and the cultural values and beliefs of the individual. A positive therapeutic relationship, with attention to psychological and social influences, appears to be important in facilitating recovery and well-being.
Source: The Clinical Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Discussion: Participants were knowledgeable regarding chronic pain, but still indicated that receiving a definite diagnosis would be the most helpful intervention. Most had tried multiple interventions and did not believe that further medication, testing, or surgery would solve their pain. Instead, parents presenting at this Functional Abdominal Pain Program appeared most hopeful about the benefits of multidisciplinary treatment approaches including psychological interventions, a focus on activity and functioning, and complementary and alternative medicine interventions.
Source: The Clinical Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Publication date: 2 June 2020Source: Cell Reports, Volume 31, Issue 9Author(s): Pu-Yun Shih, Bing-Yuan Hsieh, Ming-Hui Lin, Tzyy-Nan Huang, Ching-Yen Tsai, Wen-Li Pong, Sue-Ping Lee, Yi-Ping Hsueh
Source: Cell Reports - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
Conclusion: it is concluded that children both at risk and with psychomotor delays pose a great demand. Most of them present language delays, and have difficulties in other areas as well, confirming the need for health professionals ’ multi- and interdisciplinary actions. NASF is an option for promoting follow-up and intervention.RESUMO Objetivo: caracterizar o desenvolvimento neuropsicomotor e de linguagem de crian ças encaminhadas para fonoaudiologia e fisioterapia do Núcleo Ampliado de Saúde da Família (NASF) de Paranaguá-PR, Brasil. Métodos: 36 crianças de 3-13 (7,...
Source: Revista CEFAC - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research
Conclusion: the effectiveness of overlays in improving reading quality is consistently demonstrated in the literature. The reviewed articles showed that the overlays ’ effect is more expressive when the visual stress is associated with conditions that present sensory alterations and cortical hyperactivity.RESUMO Objetivo: oferecer uma revis ão integrativa dos artigos indexados publicados de 2009 a 2019 sobre o efeito das lâminas espectrais (overlays) em parâmetros visuais e na habilidade de leitura. Métodos: utilizou-se a pesquisa de palavras-chave em sete bancos de dados. Foram excluí...
Source: Revista CEFAC - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research
We describe an infant with severe hypotonia in whom trisomy 12p was detected bychromosomal microarray performed on peripheral blood. The karyotype from blood was normal and combining this information with three copies of 12p in microarray suggests the possibility of tetrasomy12p in mosaic form. The infant did not have any skin patchy pigmentary changes and malformations and hence, the diagnosis of PKS was not clinically suspected. Cytogenetic microarray is the first test for evaluation of cases with developmental delay and intellectual disability, PKS diagnosis may come as a surprise in unsuspected caseswithout characteris...
Source: Journal of Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: J Genet Source Type: research
This study aimed to evaluate the quality of life of elderly living with HIV in Recife (PE), Brazil. This is a descriptive, quantitative cross-sectional study with convenience and random sample of 241 subjects. The HIV/AIDS Target Quality of Life (HAT-QoL) instrument was applied. The quality of life was compromised in the areas of confidentiality (51.89), sexual function (63) and financial concerns (64.74). The best scores were medication concerns (87.91), health concerns (86.80), and HIV acceptance (82.78). Men scored for a better quality of life in all realms. We can conclude that among the factors associated with better ...
Source: Ciencia e Saude Coletiva - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
This study is important since integration and independence must be a part of social life of the elderly irrespective of the place where they live.
Source: Ciencia e Saude Coletiva - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
This article aims to investigate risk factors associated with mortality in young (
Source: Ciencia e Saude Coletiva - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
Resumo Prop ósito de vida (PV) é definido como o senso de que a vida tem sentido e intencionalidade, o qual desempenha papel orientador em relação às metas de vida e à tomada de decisões relativas ao uso dos recursos pessoais. Objetivos: reconhecer e analisar dados sobre PV e condições identificadas co m bom envelhecimento ou com adaptação positiva no envelhecimento. Método: foi realizada revisão integrativa de publicações de periódicos com avaliação por pares, indexadas nas bases de dados PubMed/Me...
Source: Ciencia e Saude Coletiva - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
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