As the number of orphans escalates around the world, there is an increasing demand for sensory stimulation, nurturing touch and palliative care within orphanages and childcare settings. It is the vision of the Liddle Kidz Foundation Global to make a true difference for children who have been orphaned, along with their caregivers who lack the necessary support to provide them with best developmental care possible.
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According to Vietnam Red Cross, as many as 3 million Vietnamese people have been affected by Agent Orange, including at least 150,000 children born with birth defects.
As the most publicized infectious disease in the western world, there is substantial fear among alternative healthcare practitioners about being in close contact with an individual infected with AIDS/HIV
Autsim Spectrum Disorder
Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) interfere with normal development of the brain in the areas that influence reasoning, social interaction, motor skills, communication skills, and attention. Children with autism spectrum disorders are typically deficient in verbal and nonverbal communication, social interaction, and play activities
According to Nemours Children’s Health System, cerebral palsy (CP) is defined as a disorder that affects muscle tone, movement, and motor skills (the ability to move in a coordinated and purposeful way). Cerebral palsy can also lead to other health issues, including vision, hearing, and speech problems, and learning disabilities.
Congenital Birth Defects
When a baby is born with a congenital birth defect, there is almost always a guarantee that the child will have to undergo some procedure or surgery to correct the defect of their body. Depending upon the nature of the abnormality, and the treatment available, this population of children can be subject to a lifetime of medical procedures and immense discomfort.
Individuals with Down syndrome tend to have a lower than average cognitive ability, often ranging from mild to moderate learning disabilities. A small number have severe to profound mental disability.
Failure to Thrive
By definition, failure to thrive is when the efforts of a living being to continue life, internally or externally, ultimately cease. Quite frequently, this state of condition is often seen among infants and children who are orphaned and abandoned. These children who lack sufficient amounts of nurturing touch and love within the early months and years of their lives steadily deplete both mentally and physically, and ultimately die.
When a child has trouble with hearing it is called a hearing loss. There are many types and degrees of hearing loss. Types of hearing loss are classified by where in the ear the problem occurs.
Initially, the most obvious indication of hydrocephalus is often a rapid increase in head circumference or an unusually large head size. Other symptoms may include; vomiting, sleepiness, irritability, downward deviation of the eyes (also called "sunsetting"), and seizures.
Malnutrition is a main contributing factor for diseases such as scurvy, rickets, kwashiorkor, anemia, pellagra, osteoporosis, goiter, and many more. The effects of malnutrition on a child’s body can be internally devastating, and in many cases damage to internal organs is permanent.
The presentation of mental impairments in children, particularly the very young child, may be subtle and of a character different from the signs and symptoms found in adults. For example, findings such as separation anxiety, failure to bond with the parents, or withdrawal may serve as findings comparable to findings that mark mental disorders in adults.
A child who is diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy gradually loses the ability to do things like walk, sit upright, breathe easily, and move the arms and hands. This increasing weakness can lead to other health problems.
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Reactive attachment disorder is a serious condition in which infants and young children don't establish healthy bonds with parents or caregivers. A child with reactive attachment disorder has been typically exposed to some form of trauma such as being neglected, abused, or moved multiple times from one caregiver to another.
Victims of Landmines
Landmines pose particular dangers for children. Naturally curious, children are likely to pi1ck up strange objects. In places like Vietnam and Cambodia, children use B40 anti-personnel mines to play 'boules'. These explosives have more catastrophic effects on children, whose small bodies succumb more readily to the horrific injuries mines inflict.
Some babies have congenital blindness, which means they are visually impaired at birth. Congenital blindness can be caused by a number of things, such as being inherited, for instance, or caused by an infection (like German measles) that's transmitted from the mother to the developing fetus during pregnancy.