By Kenneth G. Shipley Ph.D., Julie G. McAfee M.A. (auth.)

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The behaviors 46 ASSESSMENT IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY: A RESOURCE MANUAL the child may exhibit inc1ude hyperactivity, impulsivity, poor attention span, sleep disturbances, and delayed speech and language development. Headaches Description Headaches occur because of increased strain on musc1es of the face, neck, and scalp (called tension headaches), or because of increased swelling of the blood vessels in the head (called vascular headaches). The resulting pain is located in the meninges, not the brain tissues themselves.

In children, especially those under the age of 5, a high fever can lead to febrile convulsions. If the fever isvery high (up to or above lOr F), permanent brain damage can result. EVALUATING INFORMATION FROM GASE HISTORIES 47 Influenza (also called Flu) Description Influenza is a viral disease that is characterized by chilIs, high fever, muscular pains, headache, sore throat, and sneezing. These symptoms are followed by a dry, hacking cough, possible chest pains, and runny nose. Complete recovery typically occurs within 1-2 weeks.

A person who has acquired measles is immune from future OCCUrrences. It should not 48 ASSESSMENT IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY: A RESOURCE MANUAL be confused with German measles (rubella) which is much less serious, except durmg pregnancy. Complications Measles is a potentially serious disorder that can lead to severe complications such as hearing loss, otitis media, bronchitis, bronchopneumonia, learning disabilities, encephalitis, meningitis, permanent brain damage, mental retardation, u1ceration of the cornea, vision problems, seizures, and even death.

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