Transplant: What to do when your teen is not learning new healthcare skillsTTransplant: What to do when your teen is not learning new healthcare skillsTransplant: What to do when your teen is not learning new healthcare skillsEnglishOtherTeen (13-18 years)NANAProceduresCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2016-11-07T05:00:00ZMoira Korus, RN10.000000000000062.0000000000000375.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn some of the reasons why teens may stop doing self-care tasks and what you can do to help them. Also learn about some of the issues that teens with special needs have and how to help them learn new tasks.</p><p>There are many reasons that a teen may not be doing well learning or maintaining self-care tasks. Teens can feel unmotivated, find the tasks annoying and interfering, or they may be burned out or overwhelmed. There are also teens with special needs, such as developmental delay, that may need additional help and more time to learn new skills.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>If your teen has stopped doing a self-care task or is not doing it well then talk to your teen about it. If that does not help then talk to someone on your teens health-care team.</li><li>Teens with special needs, such as developmental delay, may need more time and help to learn new skills. </li></ul>
La transplantation: mesures à prendre si votre adolescent cesse d’acquérir de nouvelles aptitudes nécessaires à ses soins de santéLLa transplantation: mesures à prendre si votre adolescent cesse d’acquérir de nouvelles aptitudes nécessaires à ses soins de santéTransplant: What to do when your teen is not learning new healthcare skillsFrenchOtherTeen (13-18 years)NANAProceduresCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2016-11-07T05:00:00ZMoira Korus, RN10.000000000000062.0000000000000375.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Apprenez-en davantage sur certaines raisons pour lesquelles des adolescents cessent d’accomplir les tâches liées à leur propres soins de santé et ce que vous pouvez faire pour les aider. Apprenez-en davantage aussi sur certains problèmes que vivent les adolescents ayant des besoins particuliers et comment les aider à apprendre de nouvelles tâches.</p><p>Il existe de nombreuses raisons pour lesquelles un adolescent peut ne pas apprendre correctement ni continuer d’accomplir des tâches liées à ses propres soins de santé. L’adolescent peut se sentir démotivé, trouver les tâches ennuyeuses et dérangeantes ou être exténué ou dépassé. Certains adolescents qui ont des besoins particuliers en raison, par exemple, de retards de développement, peuvent avoir besoin d’une aide supplémentaire et de plus de temps pour acquérir de nouvelles habiletés.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Si votre adolescent cesse d’accomplir correctement une tâche liée à ses propres soins de santé ou la laisse carrément tomber, alors parlez-lui-en. Si cela n’aide pas, alors parlez-en à un membre de l’équipe soignante de votre adolescent.</li><li>Les adolescents qui ont des besoins particuliers, par exemple, des retards de développement, peuvent avoir besoin de plus de temps et d’aide pour acquérir de nouvelles habiletés. </li></ul>

 

 

Transplant: What to do when your teen is not learning new healthcare skills2435.00000000000Transplant: What to do when your teen is not learning new healthcare skillsTransplant: What to do when your teen is not learning new healthcare skillsTEnglishOtherTeen (13-18 years)NANAProceduresCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2016-11-07T05:00:00ZMoira Korus, RN10.000000000000062.0000000000000375.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn some of the reasons why teens may stop doing self-care tasks and what you can do to help them. Also learn about some of the issues that teens with special needs have and how to help them learn new tasks.</p><p>There are many reasons that a teen may not be doing well learning or maintaining self-care tasks. Teens can feel unmotivated, find the tasks annoying and interfering, or they may be burned out or overwhelmed. There are also teens with special needs, such as developmental delay, that may need additional help and more time to learn new skills.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>If your teen has stopped doing a self-care task or is not doing it well then talk to your teen about it. If that does not help then talk to someone on your teens health-care team.</li><li>Teens with special needs, such as developmental delay, may need more time and help to learn new skills. </li></ul><h2>Teens who are not doing self-care tasks well</h2><p>Sometimes teenagers suddenly stop doing a self-care task well or stop doing it altogether. Other times, a teenager just does not seem to be able or willing to follow through on a task consistently despite agreeing to take it on. Sometimes, teens are unmotivated and complacent when feeling well and can regard taking care of healthcare needs as annoying because they just want to live their life.<br></p> <p>If this is the case, and discussions about this with your teen do not help, please share your concerns with someone on your child’s health-care team. Sometimes teenagers find it helpful to talk through an issue with someone outside their family. There are many people on your child’s health-care team who can help your child if they are temporarily stuck.</p><p>Remember too that teens can get burned out if they have high healthcare needs and are shouldering a lot of the responsibility. They may benefit from parents helping with tasks they are normally capable of doing just to give them a break.</p><h2>Teens with special needs</h2><p>Some children have very special needs. In the case of severe developmental delay, they will never be able to live independently. Knowing your child will not meet certain milestones is very difficult and is made worse by watching other children meet these goals while your child remains behind.</p><p>Few people understand and truly appreciate the losses that parents of special-needs children experience from day to day. Parents of children who are severely delayed worry about their child’s future, especially as they become older and less able to care for their adult children. They can find it very helpful to share their feelings and concerns with other parents in a similar situation.</p><p>However, even children with severe delays have the potential to learn new behaviours and to take part in their own care. It may take longer for your child to learn some of these skills and you may need to involve many people to help your child learn them.</p><p>If you have questions about your child’s potential to help care for their health, or if you want to consider other ways in which your child’s health care needs can be met, please speak with someone on your child’s health-care team.</p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/transplant_what_to_do_when_your_teen_is_not_learning_new_healthcare_skills.jpgTransplant: What to do when your teen is not learning new healthcare skills

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