pediatric

Executive Function Issues

Photo by Darwin Vegher on Unsplash Some children evaluated for ADHD are found to not have ADHD but rather executive function problems. On the other hand, many children with ADHD also have executive function problems. What are some clues that your child has executive function problems? Their backpack/bedroom looks like an explosionThey cannot keep track of what homework …

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ADHD: assessment and treatment

Diagnosing ADHD:  A parents guide to the process 1.Talk to your provider if you see that your child is having difficulty concentrating, paying attention to tasks, or completing assignments at school 2. ADHD Diagnosis involves collecting data from 2 sources: HOME and SCHOOL Your provider will ask ALL PARENTS/GUARDIANS to fill out the VANDERBILT QUESTIONNAIRE …

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When you live with the bear – ACEs

Some children present to me with complex problems or multiple problems that fail to resolve after the typical interventions. I recall a child with severe abdominal pain. He had tried numerous medicines and had had scopes and studies galore. It had reached the point where he was being scheduled for exploratory surgery to try and …

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Migraines – Relief is available!

Photo by Vinicius Amano on Unsplash Some parents, even those with migraines themselves, are surprised that children also suffer from this condition. As in adults, it is more common in females and often more common after menses start but younger children and males can also suffer from a migraine. How is a migraine different from a regular headache? …

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One month handout

Photo by Unsplash by Ferenc Horvath FEEDING         Feed your baby only when hungry.  Avoid propping the bottle or over-feeding.         Breast milk and iron-fortified formulas are 100% nutrition for babies until 4-6 months of age. Babies don’t need extra water or juice.         Honey should be avoided before one year due to a risk of botulism.         Babies …

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