Care 4 Kids Foundation of Australia

Disadvantaged Children

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Last Updated on Thursday, 11 April 2013 02:29 Monday, 11 August 2008 01:10

The aim of the Care 4 Kids Foundation  of Australia limited is to help disadvantaged Primary and Secondary School Children that have had their Schooling affected due to illness, disabilities, poverty or medical conditions.

Poverty is one of the major causes of students being left behind in the schools as the parent do not have the resources to seek help. Sometimes it is left far to long before help becomes available through other means.

Other condition in children such as ADD and ADHD, Learning Disabilities.

Attention Deficit Disorder

 

It’s normal for children to occasionally forget their homework, daydream during class, act without thinking, or get fidgety at the dinner table. But inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity are also signs of attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD).

ADD/ADHD can lead to problems at home and school, and affect your child’s ability to learn and get along with others. It’s important for you to be able to spot the signs and symptoms, and get help if you see them in your child.

What is ADD / ADHD?

We all know kids who can’t sit still, who never seem to listen, who don’t follow instructions no matter how clearly you present them, or who blurt out inappropriate comments at inappropriate times. Sometimes these children are labeled as troublemakers, or criticized for being lazy and undisciplined. However, they may have ADD/ADHD.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a disorder that appears in early childhood. You may know it by the name attention deficit disorder, or ADD. ADD/ADHD makes it difficult for people to inhibit their spontaneous responses—responses that can involve everything from movement to speech to attentiveness.

 

Childhood Cancer

 

One of the serious illness is cancer, Cancer is relatively rare in children. Most cancers (98%) develop in adults, especially in people past middle age. About one out of every six adults develop cancer during his or her lifetime, while about one out of every 330 children under age 20 develop cancer.

At the same time, however, there is a lot of research going on to discover new treatments for childhood cancer. This ongoing research has greatly improved the overall survival rate for children with cancer, which is now 80%.

 

 

Side Effects

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 January 2012 11:37 Monday, 11 August 2008 01:12

Side Effects

Cancer and its treatment can cause a variety of side effects. However, doctors have made major strides in recent years in reducing pain, nausea and vomiting, and other physical side effects of cancer treatments. Many treatments used today are less intensive but as effective as treatments used in the past. Doctors also have many ways to provide relief to patients when such side effects do occur.

Fear of treatment side effects is common after a diagnosis of cancer, but it may be helpful to know that preventing and controlling side effects is a major focus of your health care team. Before treatment begins, talk with your child’s doctor about possible side effects of the specific treatments he or she will be receiving. The specific side effects that can occur depend on a variety of factors, including the type of cancer, its location, the individual treatment plan (including the length and dosage of treatment), and the person’s overall health.

Ask your child’s doctor which side effects are most likely to happen (and which are not), when side effects are likely to occur, and how they will be addressed by the health care team if they do happen. Also, be sure to communicate with the doctor about side effects your child experiences during and after treatment. Learn more about the most common side effects of cancer and different treatments, along with ways to prevent or control them.

In addition to physical side effects, there may be psychosocial (emotional and social) effects as well. These can vary significantly depending on the age of the child; find out more about age-specific information. Learn more about the importance of addressing such needs, including concerns about managing the cost of your cancer care.

Learn more about late effects or long-term side effects by reading the After Treatmentsection or talking with your child’s doctor.

 

ADD / ADHD

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 January 2012 11:23 Wednesday, 06 August 2008 19:29

Attention deficit disorder–also known as ADHD or ADD–is not merely a problem with paying attention. ADHD makes it difficult to manage the multiple tasks of daily life, especially complex tasks that require organization, planning, and sustained focus.

ADHD is challenging, but once you understand the problem and how it affects your life, you can learn to compensate for areas of weakness and take advantage of your many strengths and talents.