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What Does It Mean When a Child Has “Occupational Therapy”?

Question by G H: What does it mean when a child has “occupational therapy”?
Does it mean he is mentally challenged?
Or can any child have it?

Best answer:

Answer by Gracinda
There could be a lot of reasons why a child would have OT.
OT’s work with kids who have had injuries to their arms and hands, or who have sensory problems and have trouble regulating their responses to the environment and as well as kids who have intellectual delays.

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Wolanin writes book on battle with and recovery from addiction

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Paul Wolanin has been to the edge of the abyss of drug and alcohol abuse, and with more than a little help from his friends and a higher power, the now reformed user was able to pull himself back. Today, he channels his energy into helping others …
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The Delray Recovery Center Presents a Workshop on Love and Trauma

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How Can One Maintain a Sense of Identity When Living With a Control Freak Husband?

Question by S: How can one maintain a sense of identity when living with a control freak husband?
At first I thought he was just being helpful and paying attention to me and I accepted it. As time passed, he took control of every single aspect of my life, including what I eat, who I see, where I go, how I dress, … He does the same to our two daughters. No one can eat what they want in this house before he agrees ot it. He constantly criticizes me and disapproves of everything my elder daughter (8) does. He once told her he was ashamed of her just because she didn’t do well at her karate class. He even interferes in my daughters childish fights with her friends at school and teaches her what to tell them and therefore my daughter has become isloated and friendless at school. He needs to control everything from grocery shopping, to what we cook for dinner, to who we associate with and he needs to be praised and looked up to at all times. And he wants me to feel that without him I can not survive. Through the years, this behavior has lead me to become paralysed and helpless and of course miserable. I have tried talking to him, sometimes if he is in a good mood, he will accept his faults and apologize and promise not to repeat his mistakes but he very soon forgets his promise and goes back to being controlling and overbearing. He is highly educated and knowledgeable and thinks no one is up to his standards. I have a master’s degree too and i have worked sporadically during the years but mostly i was taking care of my children, my youngest is only 2. He can’t stand my family (or anyone I get close to) because I love them and even though they live in another state, it bothers him even if i talk to them on the phone, they have always been respectful toward him even though they knew he was hurting my emotions. He is not physically aggressive but he ignores me and gets moody and starts scolding my elder daughter over trivial matters just to annoy me. He works part-time so has a lot of time and energy to dedicate to controlling the household and the people in it. He even does the groceries. He tells me it’s not safe for me to drive long distances and this has made me doubt myself and my abilities. I don’t want to break this family up but I am suffocating and feeling a lot of resentment toward him. I cannot love him as I would like to and get close to him. I have suggested therapy, sometimes when he is in a good mood he accepts and at other times, he tells me the therapist has nothing to tell me and we’ll only waste our money. I need a sense of self and I need your advice and perspective on this. Thank you.

Would This Be a Licensed Childcare Facility?

Question by pottsy: Would this be a licensed childcare facility?
A company that I work for (no names obviously) hosted several “summer camps” this past summer. It’s basically just daycare. Parents would drop off the kids, who would go through activities such as bowling, video games, lunch, and lasertag, all with a “camp counselor” (a regular employee with special, additional training, and a different uniform). Does this qualify my current place of employment as a licensed childcare facility?

Best answer:

Answer by Doodle Bug
No. You have to have a license from the state to have a child care facility. There are a LOT of laws and government agencies that regulate day care or child care facilities. If a child were to get hurt or die in your care, you could face a very long prison sentence. Get informed before you get into trouble. Google child care laws for your state.

Doctors, Nurses, and Anyone Else in the Medical Field I Have a Question About Comas?

Question by : Doctors, nurses, and anyone else in the medical field I have a question about comas?
How do people eat? Do they still… ‘go to the bathroom’ in that state? How long do they usually last?

Best answer:

Answer by Jill
They “eat” through feeding tubes placed into their stomach, which gives an infusion of a nutrient formula but isn’t really “food”. They are hydrated through IVs, and also can get nutrient infusions through the IV as well.
Yes, the kidneys still produce urine which goes into the bladder. The person would have a catheter placed into the bladder to drain the urine. The bowels would not produce much due to not eating solid foods, but the person would be incontinent and require the use of pads which would need to be changed as needed.
How long they last varies on the reason for the coma. Could be hours, days, weeks, or even years, sometimes decades.

Why Was I Lied to in Such a Harmful Way by Mental Health Professionals?

Question by Anna: Why was I lied to in such a harmful way by mental health professionals?
I’ve been told for years that I’ll have to be on meds and in therapy for the rest of my life. So far, neither of these things have done me any good. Only harm. They led me to actually believe this garbage, and believe I’ll never have a happy life (my therapist told me I’ll have to “cope with my symptoms” for my whole life). I’m in a 12 step program, and it has done wonders. My self pity and suicidal thinking is GONE. I’m on no medication. I do more than talk about my feelings, I’m actually working on my issues instead of talking about them for an hour. Why do they lie? Do they lie this way to everyone? Damn them!

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