Health - Physical and Mental

  • Description:
    Information is provided on Sensory Integration Therapy, including what it is and how you can help your child.
    Review Date: 4/22/2017
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    Sensory processing and sensory processing dysfunctions or difficulties are explained. Sensory activities that can be done with children with sensory processing dysfunctions or difficulties are recommended.
    Review Date: 6/26/2017
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    Includes strategies for friends, relatives, or caregivers who are concerned about a child's development, and want to bring it to the attention of the child's parent.
    Review Date: 7/31/2017
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    Provides a brief overview of the difference between SUID and SIDS, as well as facts and statistics.
    Review Date: 4/21/2017
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    A guide for parents of African American children who worry their child may be in a mental health crisis, or for those who simply want to be as informed as possible to prevent potential issues. Warning signs and symptoms of common mental health issues among African American youth including depression, bipolar disorder, and suicidal behaviors are outlined. Several ways to help children facing mental health challenges are discussed.
    Review Date: 7/24/2017
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    A brief overview of social phobia including how it is distinguished from occasional nervousness or shyness and how it manifests itself in children and adolescents.
    Review Date: 6/29/2017
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    An overview of strains and strains in children is available including the risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. There is also information for parents as to how they can prevent sprains and strains in children and when they should contact their child's healthcare provider.
    Review Date: 6/21/2017
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    Tips on how to talk to your child about their food allergies in a developmentally appropriate way, including how to involve your child in the management of their allergy.
    Review Date: 3/8/2017
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    Main characteristics of Asperger's syndrome are discussed and checklists are provided to determine children's abilities in relevant areas.
    Review Date: 2/27/2017
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    Information on the Children's Health Insurance Program, including who qualifies, what services it covers and links for additional information.
    Review Date: 4/23/2017
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    An overview of domestic violence including its prevalence and emotional and behavioral effects on children. Additional information is available about programs that provide assistance to children who have witnessed violence.
    Review Date: 8/4/2017
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    Explains the impact that terrorism and disasters can have on children. Explains risk and protective factors, children's reactions to disasters, research on interventions, and recommendations for policymakers.
    Review Date: 4/24/2017
  • Description:
    A guide describing research about the possible benefits and negative side effects of therapies for children who are 0 to 12 years old and have ASD.
    Review Date: 7/10/2017
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    Provides easy and healthy snack ideas to help families plan ahead. Also includes ideas to help your children maintain a healthy eating schedule.
    Review Date: 2/9/2017
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    Suggestions are available as to how parents may pinpoint the causes behind their child's anger and help them find alternative ways to handle anger.
    Review Date: 7/31/2017

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