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20/10 Let’s Talk Health: Myth Busters for Breast Feeding

McMillen Health and InfiniTeach present 20/10 Let’s Talk Health, free virtual series for anyone, anywhere. Join us for 20 minute presentations, followed by 10 minutes of discussion on various health topics.

Next Topic:

Myth Busters for Breast Feeding

featuring

Sarah Turner

Family Medicine Specialist, Lutheran Health Physicians

 


Check out our previous talks:

20/10 Let’s Talk Health: Barriers Individuals with Disabilities Face: From the Pandemic, to Healthcare, and Everything in Between

featuring Barbie Vartanian

March 24, 2022

Q&A:

Have you identified any environmental adjustments that help with setting the stage for your son to have successful interactions in new environments (lighting, noise, etc.)?

How I adjust to new environments is simply to prepare Sam and myself for everything and anything that might come our way as we engage in the possible unknown.  Pictures and social stories are helpful for Sam so that he has an idea of what’s to come.  Any description in schedules can cause a ripple effect that could be extremely problematic!  I also make sure I have as many of Sam’s preferred items with me at all times.  For example, his ipad (a given!), favorite snack, drink, his trusty belt that he uses to self soothe, you name it, I bring it.  I also utilize his behavioral therapy team in the preparation of new activities, places, etc.  It’s important to make adjustments once you arrive in a location that might be overly stimulatory…ask that the lights be dimmed or bring headphones if the sounds could become overwhelming.  But, my best advice…TRY, your child will more likely than not exceed your expectations for how things will go!


20/10 Let’s Talk Health: ADHD, stress, and your child-is it you or them?

featuring Dr. Tony GiaQuinta

January 27, 2022

Q&A:

Once my child is diagnosed with ADHD, when should I start to look into an IEP Plan/504 Plan? Should I wait until the school mentions it or be proactive?

Definitely be proactive! Do pursue www.insource.org, there are many wonderful tips and suggestions for getting this done. You definitely do NOT need the school to initiate this.

In regards to using evidenced based practice when working with children, what are your recommendations?

Filtering through all the studies to formulate a ‘best practice’ is difficult with children, mostly because we have to be very careful that we aren’t treating kids as ‘test’ subjects. However, whenever I look for advice, I always go to the experts! In this case, I like going to the American Academy of Pediatrics for resources. It is an organization of over 80,000 pediatricians and their parent website, healthychildren.org, is fantastic! I also have been recommended the books ‘smart but scattered’ and ‘taking charge of ADHD’ as worthwhile books from a local child psychologist.

My son does not want to take his ADHD medicine, what can I do?

Oh this can be a BIG challenge! in general, ADHD medicines can be given as liquid, pills, and capsules. If swallowing capsules or pills is a huge fight in the morning, I actually find that opening capsules onto applesauce (or even pudding) is the best way to get compliance, but be sure that he/she is getting all the medicine, so sometimes just sprinkling on a spoonful is best. The liquids can taste very good, so that is another option. Finally, they do make a patch for some medicines that stick onto the arm, but this can be irritating and I honestly don’t have a lot of experience with it.

Thursday
May 26th 2022
@ 07:00pm