Speech Therapy

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Hearing exams at an early age are important to avoid delays in language development due to system failures.  

Having hearing problems in ages between 0 and 5 years, generates speech, language and learning problems. In later ages, using musical devices at high volumes can damage hearing.

In Colombia, hearing loss problems are mainly associated with exposure to noise from players near the ear, traffic, alcohol, medications and drugs, reveals the Ministry of Health.

Oral hygiene

Healthy teeth are important to a child's overall health. From the moment of birth, there are things that can be done to promote healthy teeth and prevent  cavities In babies, teeth should be cleaned with a clean, soft cloth or a baby toothbrush. Avoid putting your child to bed with a bottle and check his teeth regularly for stains.

In all children:

  • Begin using a small amount of fluoride toothpaste at two years of age. The doctor may recommend starting earlier

  • Offer healthy foods and limit snacks and sweet drinks

  • Schedule regular visits to the dentist

Forming good eating habits at an early age can help your child have healthy teeth for life.

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Psychology

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What is child psychology?

Child psychology is the  study of the behavior of the child from birth to adolescence. In this analysis, the specialist will treat the phenomena and irregularities of the child's psychic development. This branch of psychology focuses on the evolution of physical, motor, cognitive, perceptual, affective and social aspects.

Child psychology addresses two variables: environmental, for example the influence of parents or friends; and the biological, determined by genetics.

What is a child psychologist?

Child psychologists are experts who take care of  understand and explain the development and behavior of the minor; For this they use therapies, both individual and collective, that help diagnose and treat social, emotional, affective and learning problems that may arise in the child.

Neuropsychology

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The child neuropsychologist is a specialist in the evaluation and treatment of children or adolescents with cognitive, behavioral or academic disorders.

 

It deals mainly with learning problems and usually intervening on a population with developmental difficulties.

It deals with three types of problems:

  1. Learning disabilities, developmental behavior disorders, and the like

  2. Sequelae of early brain pathology

  3. Specific medical conditions, mainly of a genetic and metabolic nature.

Occupational therapy

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It is a discipline that studies human occupational performance. In the child population, it focuses on the areas of self-care, play and schooling as vital performance channels for the personal fulfillment of the child.

 

When there is a sample of dysfunctional actions in these areas, the occupational therapist performs a detailed assessment of the performance components (sensory-motor, cognitive-perceptual and personal-social), in order to determine the causes and provide the relevant and effective intervention, to enable the articulation of these components in functional performances at the age and level of schooling of the child.