By Natasha T. Hays
'Our hopes and goals for our kids are deeply felt through all mom and dad. after we observe our kids can't absolutely in achieving what we had was hoping for them, it's a grief that tears at our hearts… the key is that having childrens is simply a toss of the cube. all of us hold a number of seeds for genetic issues in our chromosomes.'
- from bankruptcy 1 of A Toss of the Dice
advised from a pediatrician's standpoint, A Toss of the cube unearths what it's wish to diagnose and deal with little ones with developmental difficulties. Natasha T. Hays makes use of tales from her pediatric perform to demonstrate the demanding situations confronted by means of young children with forms of particular wishes, together with autism, bipolar disease, genetic syndromes, cerebral palsy, recognition deficit hyperactivity disease, and giftedness.
during this hugely readable ebook, Hays combines tales of inspirational childrens with helpful clinical info and remedies. A Toss of the cube indicates the human point of view of the interplay among health practitioner and sufferer. It informs mom and dad, lecturers, medical professionals and health and wellbeing pros in addition to the overall reader.
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She knows how to take the bus to her job and she can cook for herself. Relatives check on her regularly and she also has a social worker who makes sure she is doing fine. Someone asked her how her mother felt about her living alone. “She was pretty worried at first,” said the young woman, smiling indulgently. ” Chapter 8 Genetics and Syndromes There never were in the world two opinions alike, no more then two hairs or two grains; the most universal quality is diversity. Michel de Montaigne I spent my preschool and elementary school years in Puerto Rico because of my father’s job in industrial relations that sent him all over the world.
There is another situation in which children can appear mentally retarded when their potential is far beyond that. A delayed child just removed from a neglectful situation may improve by leaps and almost miraculously in a new environment. We saw a three-year-old boy, Jamal, who went to live with loving foster parents after having been abused and neglected by his cocaine-addicted mother and her various boyfriends. He had been left in a playpen most of the time as a baby and as he grew older had been cared for by one stranger after another – whoever his mother could get to keep him for a few days.
At our DEC we are fortunate to be friends as well as teammates. Some or all of the specialists see each child who is referred, depending on what is needed, and then the group gets together to formulate a plan for the child and talk to the family. The benefits of this type of evaluation are that the team gets to spend a lot of time with the child and his or her family and that the child is viewed from many different perspectives. If a child were brought in for a speech disorder, for example, our language therapists, Edie or Nadine, would be able to pinpoint the problems involved and how to treat him.