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Doctor insights on: Adult Expressive Language Disorder

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Is mixed receptive-expressive language disorder considered a mental disorder?

Is mixed receptive-expressive language disorder considered a mental disorder?

No.: It is not a mental illness but a developmental disorder. When a child grows with this disorder and not discovered early, they may have some behavioral problems which can be considered a mental illness. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between expressive language disorder and dysgraphia?

Is there a difference between expressive language disorder and dysgraphia?

Yes: Expressive language problems are usually due to brain synthesis of intended output. Dysgraphia is more peripheral & refers to problems writing. One could have verbal expressive problems & no dysgraphia. Or dysgraphia & no expressive problems. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an expressive language disorder and dysgraphia?

What is the difference between an expressive language disorder and dysgraphia?

They're related: In expressive aphasias, the individual knows what he/she wants to say but has difficulty communicating it to others. The form of communication can be spoken words or written words. Dysgraphia is an impairment in the ability to write and therefore can contribute to expressive aphasia. Further reading: http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/dysgraphia/dysgraphia. Htm ...Read more

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How to treat a person with moderate to severe receptive and expressive language disorder?

How to treat a person with moderate to severe receptive and expressive language disorder?

At what age? What: Are the person's non-verbal abilities? What is the genetic or other medical cause of the person's Neurodevelopmental Disorder? Remediation is more successful in children, especially if begun in infancy or < age 2; circumvention, in older children & adults. Give verbal information at the person's language level, promote his verbal expression & find alternate methods of communication for him. ...Read more

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What occurs in an adult speech-language evaluation?

What occurs in an adult speech-language evaluation?

Adult speech/lang: An adult speech language evaluation can last 1 to 2 hours. First a detailed history about the presenting problem is obtained from the patient or family member. Reading, writing, speaking and listening skills may be evaluated. If the voice is is thought to be the problem, then a video recording or video stroboscopy is performed to check vocal cord movement. Breathing pattern is also evaluated. ...Read more

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Can someone with alzheimer's disease forget their native language?

Can someone with alzheimer's disease forget their native language?

Yes: With progression of alzheimer's disease people may not be able to speak at all. ...Read more

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Daughter age 5. Speech and language say she has understanding, vocabulary, processing, poor concentration and her language is disordered what is wrong?

Daughter age 5. Speech and language say she has understanding, vocabulary, processing, poor concentration and her language is disordered what is wrong?

Hard to say: This is a complex issue that cannot be addressed without a complete evaluation of the child.Physical exam, testing and the input of speech and language pathologists are needed. Even then, the problem may be defined but the origin may remain elusive. Some kids have this as part of another set of developmental problems while others are otherwise normal. Look for answers with a developmental specialist. ...Read more

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My 6 yr old was diagnosed with pdd-nos ADHD odd tics anxiety and expressive and receptive language disorder how do I deal with the melt downs?

My 6 yr old was diagnosed with pdd-nos ADHD odd tics anxiety and expressive and receptive language disorder how do I deal with the melt downs?

Combination approach: Programs for management would include medications such as stimulants and Amantadine, clonidine for the tics and anxiety and consult with a behavioral psychologist. A consultation with a speech and language therapist may help with the language difficulties. ...Read more

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Docs, could a person forget a native language due to some disease/brain injury?

Docs, could a person forget a native language due to some disease/brain injury?

Not forget: Injuries to the language centers of the brain can cause a condition called expressive aphasia, where the person can't speak or has great difficulty in finding words. Receptive aphasia can occur where a person may speak some, but can't understand what is being said to him/her. These are very frustrating conditions for the patient and families and support w. speech therapy can be helpful. ...Read more

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Why might a speech language pathologist not work with a patient with autism spectrum disorder?

Why might a speech language pathologist not work with a patient with autism spectrum disorder?

Might not be needed: The only reason I can imagine they would not work with a patient on the autism spectrum is that they may feel they do not need any help or that it may not provide any additional benefit. I would ask the therapist directly their reason for not wanting to provide services. ...Read more

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Hi my daughter is 6 in sep pediatrician says my child has specific learning difficulties add also slt says language disorder / delay what's it mean?

Hi my daughter is 6 in sep pediatrician says my child has specific learning difficulties add also slt says language disorder / delay what's it mean?

ADHD and Specific: Learning disabilities co-occur in 30-35% of cases. Receptive &expressive language delays early on &#40;"specific language impairment" if persistent to ~age 6&#41; greatly increase risk of language-based learning disabilities in school. 90% of reading disorder cases stem from the brain's inability to process phonemes, the smallest units of sound in a language. Ask school for help. See lexialearning ...Read more

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Can an adult get/develope menkes disease?

Can an adult get/develope menkes disease?

Menkes disease: Menkes disease is a genetic hereditary disorder that one is born with. An adult does not acquire this disease. What symptoms you describe would not be menkes disease. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how pompe disease in adults work?

Can you tell me how pompe disease in adults work?

Mutations of a gene: On Chromosome 17q25.3 that codes for a lysosomal enzyme that breaks down glycogen cause Glycogen Storage Disease Type II or Pompe Disease subtypes. It is autosomal recessive, the mutant gene comes from from both unaffected carrier parents. Age of onset & rate of progression of pelvic & leg, then arm & respiratory muscle weakness vary with subtype. See www. Agsdus. Org/html/typeiigsd. Html. ...Read more

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Hirschsprung's disease. Can you start getting it as an adult?

Hirschsprung's disease. Can you start getting it as an adult?

No: You can't get this as an adult. A patient has this since birth but the area involved maybe so small that the patient may have gone by without having too many problems. This is called short or ultra short segment hirshsprungs disease. ...Read more

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What is the maximum amount of low fat plain yogurt an adult male 46 years old without any major life style disease can have per day.?

What is the maximum amount of low fat plain yogurt an adult male 46 years old without any major life style disease can have per day.?

Recommendation: 8 oz (one cup) is good. If you want more you can drink 2 cups. But you have to eat other variety of food. Be rational. ...Read more

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Can you get Perthes disease as an adult?

Can you get Perthes disease as an adult?

Legg Calve Perthe's: Disease is seen only in growing children. The broadest age range is 2 years -12 years; average age is 6 years. It can be familial or sporadic. It's more common boys than girls. Aseptic necrosis of the femoral head in adults has a wide variety of underlying causes, like alcoholism, cortisone therapy, gout, sickle cell anemia & others. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having fifth disease for adults?

What are the symptoms of having fifth disease for adults?

Usually no rash...: But fever and small joint pains, especially of the hands can occur. ...Read more

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Oppostional difient disorderis there treatment for a adult with this disorder?

Oppostional difient disorderis there treatment for a adult with this disorder?

Mental Health: Oppositional behavior can be treated, consult with a clinical psychologist who is in your area. You need to understand the origin of your oppositional tendencies and then develop better ways of dealing with conflict in your life. Best. ...Read more

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Pervasive developmental disorder for adults or kids?

Pervasive developmental disorder for adults or kids?

Autism specrum disor: Autism, autism spectrum disorders and pervasive developmental dirsorder all enompass identical group of neurodevelopmental disorders, initially described by dr. Leo kanner and hans Asperger in 1943 and 1944, respectively. They are epigenetic disorders, caused by submicroscopic deletion or duplication of genes, also called copy number variation cnv. The gene expression is suppressed by environment. ...Read more

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Can stress cause a reading disorder in young adults?

Can stress cause a reading disorder in young adults?

Stress & Reading: A reading disorder is categorically a specific deficit that would exist even without stress. However, high levels of stress interfere with concentration and can, therefore, affect reading (which requires paying attention). Lower, or eliminate the stress and your usual reading level should return. ...Read more

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Can celiac disease show up in adults? What are the symptoms?

Can celiac disease show up in adults? What are the symptoms?

Yes: Symptoms can vary from very little to many. Classical symptoms would be abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloating of the abdomen. Possibly weight loss. Some women present with infertility, headaches or other symptoms. ...Read more

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What disorder causes babylike high pitched voice in adult woman?

What disorder causes babylike high pitched voice in adult woman?

Dysphonia: Poor technique. Tension in the voice box, poor breathing, stress can all contribute to make a significant change. See an ENT doctor and you may need speech therapy. ...Read more

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Can my children get celiac disease if a adult has it is it hereditrty?

Can my children get celiac disease if a adult has it is it hereditrty?

Increased risk: There are heritable predispositions but it is still more likely the child will NOT develop the disease (4 to 1). ...Read more

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If a child has attachment issues does this lead to any mental disorders as an adult?

If a child has attachment issues does this lead to any mental disorders as an adult?

Depends: Severe forms of attachment disorders in children can lead to personality problems in adults. However, such outcomes are not inevitable. Children can be amazingly resilient and "fix themselves" or benefit from therapy or simply find the right environment and people to help them deal with attachment problems as they get older. ...Read more