Health concerns

middle ages

Hearing

Well developed by now

Mid range sounds develop first.

By 11 they can hear like adults.

Ear infections are less likely.

Can be dangerous left untreated.

vision

6 year olds are ready to read.

they can see with both eyes at same time.

somewhat farsighted.

25% need their eyes checked again.

important to get thier eyes checked regulary.

obesity

obesity

common problem in these ages.

excessive body fat.

considered obese if they are 20 pounds heavier.

affects 25%

might have overweight parents.

could be inherited.

environment is a contributing factor.

teeth

teeth

start to loose baby teeth

cavities are prone.

20 primary teeth will fall out by 12.

can have a psychological effect on children