A simple hearing or vision problem experienced by the child during the school period may cause them to fall behind in their lessons. In order to prevent this, what you need to do is to have your child undergo a detailed health check before the school bell rings. Here are the examinations you should have for your preschooler undergo:
It is important to have a detailed vision and hearing test before your child starts school. Because when the child's vision or hearing functions are insufficient, it can cause the child to fail in school, even if they have the potential to succeed. As a result of this failure, insecurity may develop in the child and the child may experience a permanent indifference towards school and lessons. For this reason, it is important to have an eye examination every 2 years, even if the child does not have trouble seeing. Likewise, the hearing test should be done in the pre-school period.
You should also have your child checked for deviations in height and weight development. In case of deviation, you can find out the reasons for this through the examinations and start the necessary treatment.
Anemia, which is a common problem in Turkey, is one of the health problems that are also valid for childhood. Anemia, or iron deficiency anemia, affects your child's intelligence. For this reason, you should definitely have your child tested for iron deficiency and start the treatment process.
Vitamins and minerals such as B vitamins, zinc and vitamin D must be at sufficient levels in the blood for your child's brain functions to work properly and to have adequate physical development. You can have these values checked with the necessary tests.
Your child's motor and cognitive development is just as important as his physical development. For this reason, you should definitely have your child's motor and cognitive development tests done in the pre-school period.. In this way, you can contribute to your child's academic success.
Another issue that contributes to school success is a balanced diet. Some studies in the field of nutrition show that early breakfast is closely related to school success. For this reason, you should create a breakfast routine in the morning and provide the protein, fat and carbohydrates required in your child's diet in an appropriate amount for his age. If you do not have enough information on this subject, you should get support from a nutritionist.
Children between the ages of 0-6 have 20 milk teeth, and during this period, the child's dental health should be given importance and the child should be encouraged to brush their teeth regularly. Because, in decayed milk teeth that are not treated, inflammation occurs at the root tip and this negatively affects the general health of the child. For this reason, you should definitely have your child undergo an oral and dental health screening in the pre-school period.
Physical examination is one of the basic elements of health checks for children. In the physical examinations, the child's weight, height, blood pressure are measured and all systems of the body are evaluated. In physical examinations, the color of the child and whether there are rashes on the skin are reviewed. Upper airways are checked. In this examination, the child's abdomen is also checked by hand, and it is checked whether there is swelling and growth in the organs of the abdomen. Genital examination is also important. This examination can also examine whether there are problems such as inguinal hernia and undescended testicles. Joints are also reviewed on physical examination. The way the child sits, whether he leans forward while sitting, and whether there is asymmetry on the child's back is also assessed. With this control, spinal curvatures called scoliosis, which can cause problems in adolescence, can be diagnosed in the early period.
Although it differs for each child, the most basic tests that should be done are as follows: