Child with memory problem. What cab be done? - Online Doctor Chats
How are you doing?
Hello Dr XXXXXXX . good ..
How can I help you?
Dr this is regarding my 12 year old daughter
She is having problem with her studies.. basically with exams
what kind of problem?
she comes back saying that she forgets whatever she had learned
Is she a very nervous child?
not much, but inspite of spending gud time with her studies .. she forgets much of what is learned
she is not very focused
Do you think she shares everything with you
yes .. most of the things with me or my mother, who takes care of her in my absence
and her marks are not very consistent.. the same answer sheet will have answers with full marks and some with very vague answers ..
Do you compare her with other children, XXXXXXX or does she know that you expect a lot from her?
that is a very natural response
It happens to all of us
no I dont think i campare her with any other chils .. rather i compare her with herself .. she used to be a topper till her 5 th std .. now she is in 7th sts
We know some questions well
and we dont know the others
I think there are a couple of things you can try doing, XXXXXXX
First, try and connect with her
She's growing up
she does not need a mother so much as she needs a friend
Second, dont compare her
give her unconditional support
Third, teach her for 20-30 minutes at a time
thats the average concentration span
Fourth, try and explore a different method of teaching
Use videos, real life examples, games
Different children learn differently
There's a whole lot of stuff available today
Next, make sure she sleeps well before the exam
Does she chew her nails a lot, PRiya??
yes .. doctor .. she does.... but why does she forget things so fast ..
Dont we get hassled when we are anxious?
Forget small things when we are nervous
So many people, particularly at university level, have a blank out in their exams
yes Dr .. but i am feeling guilty of something
You can correct it now
what is it?
she had a terrible fever 2 years back .. which was treated by a DR .. in course of interaction with him .. i told him that I find her hair loosing rapidly .. may be because of the fever and medicines ..
I forgot .. now I read something the net which says that .. it can lead to memory loss .. is it true Dr??
Thats only very severe hypothyroidism
Has she gained some weight?
Yes .. she is around 50 kgs
How tall is she?
Shold be 4" 5'
Then she is overweight
I would suggest that you see a paediatrician
She needs to be evaluated
But in all probability
Majorly, its the nervousness
ok.. Dr .. one more thing .. I feel that is has concentration probles also .. she seems to be in a dream .. i dont know whether she is attentive in class .. but the most surprising thing is .. she was a extremly brilliant student till she entered her 5 th std.. it is very dpressing to see her marks
Dont get so worried about her marks, XXXXXXX
If she remains a nervous child, it'll be a lifelong problem
every sphere will get affected
Lets do this XXXXXXX
You take her to a pediatrician
Get her evaluated for thyroid dysfunction
Also, do the things I mentioned earlier
ok .. Dr .. I will do the same ...
within a month, I think you'll have some tangible results
I hope .. thanks a lot for ur help Dr .. wish u a good day
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