By Natasha T. Hays
Informed from a pediatrician's viewpoint, A Toss of the cube finds what it's wish to diagnose and deal with youngsters with developmental difficulties. Natasha T. Hays makes use of tales from her pediatric perform to demonstrate the demanding situations confronted by means of little ones with forms of exact wishes, together with autism, bipolar affliction, genetic syndromes, cerebral palsy, awareness deficit hyperactivity disease, and giftedness. during this hugely readable ebook, Hays combines tales of inspirational teenagers with helpful scientific details and treatment plans. A Toss of the cube exhibits the human viewpoint of the interplay among medical professional and sufferer. It informs mom and dad, lecturers, medical professionals and future health execs in addition to the final reader.
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Some doctors even test anyone with an unexplained developmental delay. I used to see a delightful family with a child, Damone, who was severely retarded because his mother had been exposed to toxoplasmosis, a virus sometimes found in cat feces, while she was pregnant. ) Damone was an exceptionally sweet child with a smile and a laugh for everyone, and I always enjoyed his visits. He was somewhat different-looking; as well as a small head, he had huge sticking-out ears and a large jaw. Of course, we had the reason for his mental retardation already determined, so we looked no further.
He talked in full sentences and initiated a game with the other child in the waiting room. He loved to look at books and be read to. He ran down the hall holding hands with the educational diagnostician and gladly accepted MENTAL RETARDATION 43 stickers for good work. He sang us his favorite TV commercials. His repeat testing by our psychologist, Candace, came out in the low average range, more like a three-and-a-half year old. He had made 27 months’ progress in a year’s time! His foster parents were in the process of adopting him.
What are you doing when you look at a person and know automatically that he or she has Down syndrome? Though you may not realize it, your mind is going through the following analytic process: small person, boxy head and stocky body, upslanting eyes, tongue looks large, short hands and fingers – must be someone with Down syndrome. That is exactly what doctors do when they are trying to make a diagnosis. It’s like putting a puzzle together. First you analyze the individual pieces, then you see how they fit together, then you see the whole.
A Toss Of The Dice: Stories From A Pediatrician's Practice by Natasha T. Hays