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Poor School Performance

Poor school performance means your child is having trouble in school. The problem may be with a single class or with every class. Your child's grades may go down quickly or more gradually over time.

The signs of poor school performance not wanting to go to school, or not going to certain classes during the day. Trouble finishing homework, or not turning in finished assignments. Low grades in one or more class. Not wanting to talk about school or show a report card. Saying he or she is bored in class or cannot keep up with the teacher. Bullying that prevents your child from focusing on school work or going to class. Poor self-esteem or a need to be perfect in every class.

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic condition that affects millions of children and often continues into adulthood. ADHD includes a combination of persistent problems, such as difficulty sustaining attention, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior.

ADHD is a disorder that makes it difficult for a person to pay attention and control impulsive behaviors. Symptoms of ADHD begin in childhood, but Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder can continue through adolescence and adulthood. He or she may also be restless and almost constantly active. Children with ADHD may also struggle with low self-esteem, troubled relationships and poor performance in school. Symptoms sometimes lessen with age.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder Treatment

Even if your child hasn’t officially been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, he may still benefit from certain treatments. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) makes those treatments possible for children under age 3 who may be at risk for developmental problems. The type of treatment your child receives for autism spectrum disorder depends on his individual needs.

Because ASD is a spectrum disorder and each child who has it is unique, there are a variety of treatments. They can include different kinds of therapies to improve speech and behavior, and sometimes medications to help manage any medical conditions related to autism.

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Mathematics Disorder Treatment

Mathematics disorder is a learning disorder. Children with this disorder have math skills is much lower than average for their age, intelligence, and education. The disorder affects the child's success at school. It is thought that up to 7% of children have this disorder. It affects boys and girls equally. It is also caused dyscalculia.

The cause of this disorder is not known. Like other learning disorders, it occurs more in some families. Mathematics disorder may also be the result of damage in certain parts of the brain. Mathematical Disorder is also known as Dyscalculia. It makes the basic Psychological process involved in understanding math impossible. Mathematics Disorder makes it hard to understand and use maths in daily life. Mathematics Disorder is a cerebral disease, where children don’t get the logic behind mathematical concepts and numbers.

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Pica’s Disorder Treatment

Pica is the persistent eating of substances such as dirt or paint that have no nutritional value. Pica’s Disorder is persistent eating of substances which are not edible, it includes eating soil, sand, glass, paper, metal etc. For such eating habits to be categorized under Pica the person must be persistent in eating such thing for a period over 1 month.

Research among non-institutionalized populations takes the form of individual case studies, making prevalence rates difficult to estimate. Eating such substances can have serious medical issues which can lead to intoxication, and impairment in physical and mental development. It may occur due to iron deficiency or chemical imbalance. Poor environmental factors like disorganized family structure, parental neglect can also trigger Pica’s in children.

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Bed wetting (Elimination Disorder)

Elimination disorders occur in children who have problems going to the bathroom -- both defecating and urinating. Although it is not uncommon for young children to have occasional "accidents," there may be a problem if this behavior occurs repeatedly for longer than three months, particularly in children older than 5 years.

Elimination Disorder deals with the involuntary or intentional passing of faeces and urine by a child in inappropriate places like Bed or in Cloths, Furniture, Floor etc. When a child is constipated, a large mass of feces develops, which stretches the rectum. This stretching dulls the nerve endings in the rectum, and the child may not feel the need to go to the bathroom or know that waste is coming out.

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Tourette’s Disorder Treatment

Tourette's syndrome is a problem with the nervous system that causes people to make sudden movements or sounds, called tics, that they can't control. Tourette’s Syndrome is an inherited neuropsychiatric disorder generally takes onset in childhood and grows more severe as the childhood passes through adolescence. In this type of disorder repetitive, stereotyped, involuntary movements and vocalizations called tics take place.

Some of the commonly found tics in school going children are eye blinking, coughing, throat clearing, sniffing and facial movements. Treatments can control tics, but some people don’t need any unless their symptoms really bother them.

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Feeding and Eating Disorder Treatment

Feeding and Eating Disorder is a disorder in which children suffer from abnormal eating habits. Sometimes excessive eating and sometimes less than required minimal meal. Eating disorder treatment depends on your particular disorder and your symptoms. It typically includes a combination of psychological therapy (psychotherapy), nutrition education, medical monitoring and sometimes medications.

Eating disorder treatment also involves addressing other health problems caused by an eating disorder, which can be serious or even life-threatening if they go untreated for too long. If an eating disorder doesn't improve with standard treatment or causes health problems, you may need hospitalization or another type of inpatient program.

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Tic Disorder Treatment

Tic Disorder is the experiencing of spasm like movements of particular muscles. There is no known cause of transient tic disorder. Like Tourette syndrome and other tic disorders, a combination of factors influences it. Some research indicates that tic disorders may be inherited. A genetic mutation can cause Tourette syndrome in rare cases.

Some research suggests that transient tic disorder could be linked to neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are the chemicals in the brain that transmit nerve signals to your cells. However, no studies offer complete proof of the role neurotransmitters play. Medications to treat transient tic disorder alter neurotransmitter levels.

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Rett’s Disorder Treatment

Rett syndrome involves careful observation of your child's growth and development and answering questions about medical and family history. The diagnosis is usually considered when slowing of head growth is noticed or loss of skills or developmental milestones occur. For a diagnosis of Rett syndrome, other conditions with similar symptoms must be ruled out.

Rett syndrome is rare, your child may have certain tests to identify if other conditions are causing some of the same symptoms as Rett syndrome. Rett syndrome treatments are directed toward symptoms and providing support, which may improve the potential for movement, communication and social participation.

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Mental Retardation Treatment

Intellectual disability (ID), once called mental retardation, is characterized by below-average intelligence or mental ability and a lack of skills necessary for day-to-day living. People with intellectual disabilities can and do learn new skills, but they learn them more slowly. There are varying degrees of intellectual disability, from mild to profound.

To measure a child’s adaptive behaviors, a specialist will observe the child’s skills and compare them to other children of the same age. There are many different signs of intellectual disability in children. Signs may appear during infancy, or they may not be noticeable until a child reaches school age. It often depends on the severity of the disability.

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Oppositional Defiance Disorder Treatment

Oppositional Defiant Disorder is a childhood disorder which is characterized by behaviour of a children who are negatively defiant, disobedient towards adults.A child in Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) intentionally does things that annoy others, becomes verbally aggressive.

Treatment for oppositional defiant disorder primarily involves family-based interventions, but it may include other types of psychotherapy and training for your child — as well as for parents. Treatment often lasts several months or longer. It's important to treat any co-occurring problems, such as a learning disorder, because they can create or worsen ODD symptoms if left untreated.

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Conduct Disorder Treatment

Conduct Disorder is a Psychological disorder, diagnosed in childhood or adolescence. Conduct Disorder is defined as a repetitive and persistent pattern of behaviour in which the basic right of others are repeatedly violated. The tendency to defy, break rules, become physically aggressive and committing crimes increases in this type of disorder.

Conduct disorder is a serious behavioral and emotional disorder that can occur in children and teens. A child with this disorder may display a pattern of disruptive and violent behavior and have problems following rules. It is not uncommon for children and teens to have behavior-related problems at some time during their development.

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School Refusal Treatment

School refusal is a child-motivated refusal to attend school and/or difficulty remaining in class for the full day. Child-motivated absenteeism occurs autonomously, by the volition of the child. This behavior is differentiated from non-child-motivated absences in which parents who withdraw children from school or keep them home, or circumstances such as homelessness.

The goal of treatment is to facilitate the child returning to normal developmental functioning. The child with separation anxiety needs to be able to tolerate normal separation from caregivers without distress or impairment of functioning. The child or adolescent with concomitant school refusal should return to school as quickly as is medically and socially possible and consistently attend school without subjective experiencing of distress.

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Specific Learning Disorder

Specific learning disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder that begins during school-age, although may not be recognized until adulthood. Learning disabilities refers to ongoing problems in one of three areas, reading, writing and math, which are foundational to one’s ability to learn.

Learning disorders, if not recognized and managed, can cause problems throughout a person’s life beyond having lower academic achievement. These problems include increased risk of greater psychological distress, poorer overall mental health, unemployment/under-employment and dropping out of school.

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