The WISC-IV (Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children- Fourth Edition) is an individually administered clinical instrument for assessing cognitive ability of children between the ages of 6 years through to 16 years 11 months. The test provides subtest and composite scores which represent intellectual functioning in specific cognitive domains as well as a composite score which represents general intellectual ability. The WISC-IV takes from 1 1/z to 2 hours to complete.
The report and scoring of results takes a qualified psychologist from 4 to 8 hours to complete.
WHY MIGHT A TEACHER RECOMMEND A WISC REPORT?
A classroom teacher may recommend a WISC if there are inconsistencies in a child’s performance or a child is struggling to comprehend grade appropriate tasks. The WISC assesses a student’s learning, potential and ability.
KEY BENEFITS OF A WISC ASSESSMENT
The main benefits include:
- Early identification of reading learning issues;
- Useful in identifying learning disabilities;
- Understanding of an individual’s learning profile;
- Identification of gifted children;
- The assessment also helps Schools make appropriate; accommodations and develop learning plans for individual students;
- The ability to determine learning processes, which include both strengths and weaknesses and the impact that they might have on individual student performance.
At Canadian medical center we have most advanced, latest and modern laser hair removal techniques. Looking for innovative laser techniques? You are at the right place.
Laser hair removal techniques we are offering are 100% safe to use to every skin type. Call us today or leave us a message for discounts and offers for laser hair removal in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
We have certified and experienced laser technicians and doctors all our UAE, and we can offer the best laser treatment for hair removal, tattoo removal, removal of dark spots and pigmentation and removal of unwanted brown spots such as moles.
Laser Hair Removal
has gained its popularity due to its effectiveness, convenience, minimal side effects, almost non-invasive, painless and produces long-term results compared to traditional hair removal techniques such as shaving, plucking and waxing.
The number of sessions required depends on the patient. The patient’s skin type, skin color, type of hair, hair color. Generally, patients would need a minimum of seven sessions depending on the coarseness of the hair and the color of the skin. Also, the main reason of the growth of hair if it is a medical condition such as hirsutism may require more sessions. Medical conditions or patients under medications that causes more hair to grow may require more sessions. Coarse dark hair on white skin is the easiest to treat.
The period in between sessions that is highly recommended is 3-8 weeks depending upon what is the treatment area. The safest would be six weeks, as hair growth cycle must be completed before the next hair removal session. During this time before the next session, the hair would be allowed to grow and the effect of the treatment is that hair would fall off by its own without any efforts from the patient.
Are there risks, side effects and is it painful? The worse side effects would be swelling, itchiness and redness around the treated area that would last for a maximum of 3 days. While being treated the feeling is similar to snapping rubber bands on the skin. Depending on the pain tolerance of the patient, anesthesia is available at Canadian Medical Center such as cream that is applied half an hour before the session starts. The risks are minimal depends on the machine used and the skill level of the laser technician. Check out our highly trained technicians to assure safety and security.
Our Laser Hair removal machines
Q Switched Laser
Q Switched Laser is the application of specialized laser energy to improve skin texture, reduce wide pores, acne treatment, skin rejuvenation, brightens pigmentation and dark areas. It is also used to bleach the unwanted body hair and erases tattoos.
- Long-term results
- No downtime
- Safe for most skin types
- Enhances skin tone
- Comfortable procedure
- No messy creams
How Q Switched works?
Tiny laser energy pulses with pigments are released every billionths of a second deep into the skin. It is naturally absorbed by the skin and is also naturally disposed by the body. This process removes 75 – 100% dark color of a spot in one single session. The patient will feel tiny hot dots but this discomfort can be avoided by using topical anesthesia (especially for tattoo removal).
- What is Q Switched used for?
- Tattoo removal
- Hair removal
- Removal of dark spots and pigmentation
- Removal of unwanted brown spots such as moles
This technique of laser used to improve the appearance of the skin and treat facial and body flaws.
It requires less recovering time compared to other ablative lasers.
- It can also cure:
- Burn & acne scars
- Wide or large pores
- Pigmentation such as freckles and melisma
- Laser for pigmented lesions and skin rejuvenation
- Laser Hair Bleaching
- Laser Tattoo removal
- Laser vascular treatment
- Fractional laser – See above how it works.
Gentle Pro Series
Author: Evgeniya Shelemba, Dermatologist M.D.,
Canadian Medical Center
It is a well-known fact, that sunlight causes acute and long-term adverse effects, including photoaging and skin cancer. The side effects of sunbathing have been so widely discussed in social media, that many people start feeling uncomfortable in the sun while being lost in a vast variety of sun protective products.
So, let’s overview some traditional as well as newest methods of skin protection from UV radiation and go over some tips to optimize compliance with sun protection techniques.
Photoprotection should be a complex set of measures.
First and most important, is to cover up your skin with special clothes and hats, especially during hours when sun is most strong (from 11 to 15 p.m.) When choosing your sun wardrobe, you should pay attention to the UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) rating, which is like SPF. The higher the UPF number, the greater degree of UV protection a garment offers. Clothing that does the best job carries UPF rating from 15 (good) to 50+ (excellent). When I go out in the sun, I usually wear a denim shirt from a densely woven fabric and a densely woven hat with a brim which is at least 7 cm wide to provide a proper shading for my face.
In addition to wide‐brimmed hats and photoprotective clothing, sunglasses also protect eyes and eyelids from UV light, preventing the development of various ocular disorders. Sunglass lenses should fit close to the face, not touch the eyelashes, hug the temples, and merge into broad temple arms. Darker lenses do not necessarily filter more UV light and can trigger pupillary dilation which allows unfiltered wavelengths of UV and visible light to reach the retina. Orange and yellow lenses provide the best protection from both UV and visible light, with blue and purple lenses providing insufficient protection.
Second and most common way of sun protection are sunscreen creams. Today, most sunscreens are composed of combinations of organic chemicals to absorb UV light (padimate, oxybenzone), inorganic chemicals to filter and reflect UV light as a mirror (titanium dioxide, zinc oxide), and newer organic particles to both absorb and reflect UV light (Parsol, Tinosorb, Uvinul).
Unfortunately, these products cause most resistance to use in everyday skincare routine, because, according to some feedbacks from patients, SPF creams “cause breakouts, make skin greasy, shiny and don’t let make up apply smoothly”. Still, I insist on using sunscreens on a daily basis, because they are one of the most important antiaging tools.
Here are some tips on how to make sunscreens work in your everyday life. Use sunblock cream as a primer – some of them can be a great base for makeup. Apply your skincare products in layers and take your time.
General recommendation is to use 2 mg of sun protection cream per squared cm of sun-exposed skin. It is approximately a teaspoon (not less!) of a product that should be spread over your face, neck and around eyes. Apply sunblock as a medicine – don’t mix it with other products, such as moisturizer or foundation and don’t be misguided that foundation, BB cream or powder with SPF will provide you with a proper sun protection – these products can be used additionally to sunblock. And it is better to use a tinted sunscreen, then to rely on tinted moisturizer or BB cream as on a sunscreen.
One more common question: cream with which SPF should I use? It is generally recommended to use SPF that generally carries an SPF of at least 30. So does that mean that SPF 60 is twice as protective or lasts twice as long? No, because an SPF of 30, when applied in the appropriate amount, will block out around 97% of the UVB rays from the sun and as you go up from there, you see a very small difference (about 98% with SPF 50 and still under 99% with SPF 75).
There is no way to block out 100% of sun rays with sunscreen, but luckily, researchers have come up with a natural oral supplement that can be an additional measure for protecting skin from the harmful effects of sun exposure. Polypodium leucotomas is a South American species of fern and growing evidence indicates that oral administration of P. leucotomos extract in capsules twice daily can provide effective protection against solar UV radiation. These beneficial effects have been attributed to potent antioxidants, such as coumaric, vanillic, caffeic and ferulic acids that decrease damage by DNA by sunlight.
Antioxidants can be applied directly to the skin. In our clinic, we offer a wide range of procedures, such as mesotherapy and biorevitalisation, which is putting complexes of vitamins, plant extracts, amino acids in the deeper layers of skin, to slow down the photo ageing. And the existing hyperpigmentation can be removed with peelings and laser technologies.