In addition to general pediatrics care, Worldwide Pediatrics in Plantation and Doral, FL offers all the necessary developmental screenings and appropriate delay treatments to children of all ages. Reaching milestones is important for children and parents/caregivers as well, so regular check-ups should include all the questions about the child’s behavior and development. Developmental screenings are carried at specific intervals in consultation with the pediatrician.
Behavioral Issues and Problems
Behavioral issues generally occur at the age of five, so it’s good to be informed and prepared about the possible problems and solutions. Usually, when a child is not behaving in accordance with its age, it is considered that it has some sort of behavioral problem that has to be treated.
The causes for these issues can be different, but generally, the children start behaving differently as a response to the changes and certain stressful situations in their environment. If your child has been diagnosed with a behavioral disorder, feel free to contact us and consult our pathology specialists who will run comprehensive tests to be able to provide you with further information and treatment options.
ADHD is a very common medical condition that stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and it affects a lot of children and adolescents. Those suffering from ADHD usually have problems functioning properly at home or in school. Symptoms to pay attention to are inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness, and they can be in combination with learning or behavioral disabilities.
Both parents and caregivers should be informed about ADHD characteristics and possible treatments. Parent coaching, behavior therapy, and support of the school are good ways of dealing with ADHD. Consulting your pediatrician may result in a visit to a psychiatrist or a psychologist because they are better equipped to help an ADHD patient.
Autism, also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder, is a brain disorder that can happen early in the life of a child and can affect its social communication and interaction. The condition is followed by repetitive behavior, delayed speech, avoiding eye contact, and unusual movement patterns, to name a few. Every autism case is different and can include different symptoms and issues, there are no two exactly the same cases.
The reasons for autism cannot be determined precisely, but it is believed that brain development before birth and genes play a major role here. To be on track with your child’s progress, it is recommended that you contact your pediatrician and screen your child for autism at 18 and 24 months.
School Issues and Problems
Adapting to a new environment and people can be difficult for any child. The support of parents and caregivers is very important for children and teenagers so they can quickly become accustomed to their new surroundings.
If your child is suffering from behavioral or learning problems, autism, and ADHD, the adaptation process might be even more difficult. As a parent and caregiver, it is your primary task to consult your child’s health provider if you notice any problems or unusuality in your child’s behavior. Offering immediate care and therapy is something our team of experts can provide you with, so don’t hesitate to contact us.
“Love this office, the staff is very friendly and professional. Dr Millon and Dr Castillo are the sweetest making my LO feel comfortable in every appointment.”