Health Concerns

By:DeDe Charles

Hearing

  • awareness of mid-range, highlander and low-range awareness
  • ear infections can cause permanent hearing problems
  • by 11 most children have an adults auditory awareness

Vision

  • Ability to focus improves
  • many preschoolers are somewhat farsighted
  • nearsightedness is the most common vision problem
  • close-up work leads to becoming nearsighted

Teeth

  • children begin to loose baby teeth
  • they loose their central incisors first
  • by 12,20 baby teeth will be replaced
  • common problem is tooth decay

Obesity

  • common problem among school-age children
  • obese=weigh more than 20% of same group
  • affects 25% of school-age children
  • impacts emotional health
  • children may inherit obesity