August marks back to school season!
Mediclinic makes going back to school easy by providing comprehensive medical services for your children.
What health checks should my child undergo before the start of the school year?
No matter what grade your child will be in school, there is a yearly back to school check list to follow as recommended by international child health organisations. Your paediatrician plays a vital role in coordinating this.
Your child’s paediatrician will do a comprehensive physical exam, assess the developmental readiness of your child for school, undertake a nutritional assessment, and conduct a growth evaluation which includes height, weight and body mass index.
In addition to the physical exam, there are recommended comprehensive back to school investigations such as:
Does your child rub his or her eyes while reading or watching television or suffer from headaches? Regular eye exams are recommended to reduce the risk of undetected eye health issues.
Cavities and tooth decay are common among children. Schedule regular dental exams every six months to improve your child’s overall dental health.
Help protect your child from diseases such as measles, tetanus, chicken pox and annual flu. Stay up to date with vaccines and booster shots. If your child is missing any vaccinations your paediatrician will recommend giving it to your child.
Various paediatric sub-specialities are also available at selected units for children who require more specialist investigation and treatment.
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