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Kids With ADHD Need Extra Support From Parents during COVID 19: Tips From Dr. Arif Khan

ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a brain disorder that could result in hyperactivity among the children affected. Practicing preventive measures of COVID 19, like physical distancing and social isolation can lead to unforeseen changes that may worsen the symptoms of ADHD or lead to other mental health conditions like anxiety or depression in children.

These children can either be easily distracted, would have difficulty following instructions or would be restless, fidgets, and interrupt conversations and activities. Even the children without ADHD would require better attention, structure, and support to help negotiate these times. When coming to children who are affected by ADHD they would need extra care, support and structure to manage attention. By controlling these behavioral challenges, we can provide support to achieve their potential and carry on with their academic achievements.

Neuropedia, an autism clinic in Dubai and is the first highly specialised pediatric neuroscience center in the UAE. Dr. Arif Khan, an Imminent Pediatric Neurologist in UAE, and the founder and Director of Neuropedia suggests the following tips to help the kids stay organized. 

1.Communicate frequently to the child’s teacher as they have been jumping from school education to online education and now back to school education.

2.Provide a visually available structure, make a time table, and stick it up anywhere the child can see frequently.

3.Learning bursts or chunking which is an eight to ten-minute audio cast can be played for the children.

4. Make them do alternative activities like sketching or drawing for 20-30 minutes after every 45 minutes as the maximum attention span of a child is 45 minutes.

Children with ADHD need a little extra structure and support during these times and we as parents can provide that with a little understanding of their needs

While Practicing preventive measures, create a routine, and calm environment for the children.

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Why Children with Autism Cannot Follow Instructions

There are different reasons why your kid doesn’t follow instructions, from the absence of abilities to do certain errands, to trouble preparing words, to the absence of inspiration. A good mnemonic to remember for this is ‘HASH SUCCEED’, According to Dr. Arif Khan. If you have a child with autism who is not listening to your instructions or you’re unable to get a particular instruction across, these are the things you need to think about.

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Why do children with autism demonstrate unsocial behaviour?

Autism being a development disorder can affect the child’s behaviour and ability to communicate and interact. The unsocial behaviour in autistic children can be the result of sensory processing challenges faced by the kid or lack of communication or both.

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Epilepsy and Myths: An Unholy Alliance

In spite of extensive research all over the world, the condition called Epilepsy has not yet been fully understood. However, we have enough evidence to explain its underlying mechanism and rationale for treatment. Over the many years that epilepsy survived, it has evolved into what we now term as a ‘disorder’. Various medical explanations and hypotheses have been embraced by a major section of the society. However, the long-standing myths and misconceptions still exist in different parts of the world. Many children with epilepsy in India are still a victim of these myths. I have tried exploring some of these in this article. The misconception listed below are the common ones.
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Epilepsy in children – how to discuss the diagnosis with them and their parents

Epilepsy Treatment Dubai

Epilepsy is a condition that affects the brain and by which the individual has a tendency to have seizures. Children are keen to know why these unpleasant events are occurring. It is advisable to educate them on their condition at the earliest. This will reduce their anxiety and build their confidence. They will take ownership of their epilepsy and recognizing what the diagnosis means to them may help them feel more in control of their situation from the start.

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Migraine in children :Does if affect children and does lifestyle matter?

Yes, Migraine does affect children. It affects 2% of five year olds and 18% of 13-14 year olds. Migraine in many children can go undiagnosed due to unawareness on the part of parents and sometimes doctors. This can lead to significant negative impact on the child’s social wellbeing, scholastic achievement and self-esteem.
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‘My child’s first seizure’ Why does it occur, what do I do? Dr. Arif Khan

To see your child having his or her first seizure is a frightening event in your life. It is of utmost importance to remember that you’re relating the event to the doctor in the most accurate manner will go a long way in making an accurate diagnosis. The doctor will first try to differentiate whether the event was an epileptic seizure or not. A clear first-hand eye-witness account is crucial in this assessment. We usually recommend parents to video these events in the cases of children with recurrent seizures. Video assessment of the event is probably the most important investigation in the diagnosis of epilepsy.
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Epilepsy in Children

Childhood Epilepsy: Make it Stigma- Free

Epilepsy is a condition in which disturbances to the brain’s normal electrical activity cause recurrent seizures or brief episodes of altered consciousness. Epilepsy comes in many forms and each person’s experience is different. The incidence of epilepsy in children is estimated to be 700 in every 100,000 children under 16 years.
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Child Neurologist Dubai

Child Neurologist Dubai

Typically mental healthcare is nowadays very much ignored in the current society. Further, we in the society often tend to suppress all the mental health diseases. Speaking of mental illness, they are conditions that frequently result in a reduced capacity for handling the simple demands of life.
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Pediatric Neurologist in Dubai

Pediatrician in Dubai – Dr. Arif Khan

UAE and in particular Dubai has some of the best Pediatric clinics/medicinal institutes and is soon going to turn into the global medical tourism hub by the turn of the next decade for sure. It has some of the most advanced and state of the art medicinal facilities along with experienced medical staff who can deal with the field of Pediatrics that effectively.

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