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How can you prevent poor social skills in someone with learning disabilities?

How can you prevent poor social skills in someone with learning disabilities?

Find a counselor : Who works on teaching social skills, or find a social skills group therapy group. ...Read more

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Do the results of the mcmi and mmpi tests get mailed to the social security disability benefits office? I accidentally put down not paranoid bc coping

Do the results of the mcmi and mmpi tests get mailed to the social security disability benefits office? I accidentally put down not paranoid bc coping

Psych Test Results: The results of any such devices should be interpreted by a psychologist and reviewed with you before being provided to any outside party. Results should always take into account the whole picture of your situation and one answer here or there should not make a difference in the overall results, but recommend you approach the test giver and make sure to get feedback on your results. Good luck! ...Read more

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School paper: how does a disciplinary and or criminal record affect the ability to get into professional school/medical school?

School paper: how does a disciplinary and or criminal record affect the ability to get into professional school/medical school?

Agree with answer: I spent 16 years on the admission committee of our local medical school. A felony will prevent a medical license. The law school has a committee that reviews backgrounds and would not recommend admission. This is the state of indiana. I doubt others are more liberal. I have read stories about a "reformed" prisoner who was then admitted to the bar. Ask your attorney general. ...Read more

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Where can I find information about seniors medicare and social security benefits?

Where can I find information about seniors medicare and social security benefits?

Medicare information: Call medicare, they will actuallly answer the phone and can be very helpful. You can also go on line to medicare.Gov for information. ...Read more

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Should the elderly be expected to pay for residential care out of their own social security or medicare?

Should the elderly be expected to pay for residential care out of their own social security or medicare?

Who pays?: Medicare does not pay for long term care, assisted living, home care, transportation. So , yes, unless you financially qualify for medicaide, you will need to pay for residential care or home care(unless there is a skilled nursing need, then medicare will pay for a while in rehab or home care). ...Read more

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Can cognitive impairment reduce the person's ability to receive information from their environment?

Can cognitive impairment reduce the person's ability to receive information from their environment?

Yes: It's really more complex than this, since there are many steps between stimulus, initial neurological firing, and conscious perception. All faculties have to be intact or messages from the environment don't get through without distortion. There can be processing problems with information once it gets in, even if it the initial sense organs receiving it are intact. Misinterpretations result. ...Read more

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Innatentive aides and careless mistakes. How can the family of an elderly resident help?

Innatentive aides and careless mistakes. How can the family of an elderly resident help?

Stay involved.: The best way to help an elderly resident is to stay involved. Visit often and at various times in the day and week. Speak to the nurses and social workers often. Review care plan and medications with the doctors. Schedule meetings with the multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, PT, OT, speech, social work and financial counselor. ...Read more

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Can a clinical social worker (instead of a doctor) complete my fmla and disability paperwork?

Can a clinical social worker (instead of a doctor) complete my fmla and disability paperwork?

FMLA: This really depends on the state. I am from ny - the state with the greatest regulation, pork belly spending, highest taxes, highest sales tax etc.. You name it we got it! it requires a physician. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are job descriptions that require team skills and good communication skills discriminating against autistic?

Can you tell me, are job descriptions that require team skills and good communication skills discriminating against autistic?

There : May be some jobs out there that are, but sometimes the autistic mind can outperform piers if they are able to get by with some basic ability and training. Keep looking, there is something out there! ...Read more

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Government making cuts to medicaid, medicare and social security how would you do it?

Government making cuts to medicaid, medicare and social security how would you do it?

Complicated : Older doctor (30 years ago when i started) told me an office call should cost 100x the cost of a postage stamp. When letters were 6 cents to mail, an office call was about $6.. Now postage is 45 cents & most office calls are over $45. Insurance companies & governement regulations for medical care have added tons of paperwork for the dr. Pay the dr. Directly, & everybody pays something. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the rooms and spaces in learning disability department in hospital?

Can you tell me the rooms and spaces in learning disability department in hospital?

Learning Disability: Check out the learning disabilities association of california (http://www.Ldaca.Org/), serving families and adults with ld. The california department of education special education division oversees disability education services to children. Best regards. ...Read more

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Can they take away your disability payments if you score well on the wram mcmi mmpi & other iq and psychological tests? I have paranoid schizophrenia

Can they take away your disability payments if you score well on the wram mcmi mmpi & other iq and psychological tests? I have paranoid schizophrenia

No not necessarily: Just because you have schizophrenia doesn't mean that you should be academically impaired or academically challenged. And if they decide to stop your benefits I would challenge their justifications in doing so. ...Read more

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Can a mild intellectual disability prevent you from having certain jobs or going to university? Will these places make adjustments for me?

Can a mild intellectual disability prevent you from having certain jobs or going to university? Will these places make adjustments for me?

If your IQ & adapt- : ive ability scores fell between 50-70 on standardized tests before age 18, your diagnosis is Mild Intellectual Disability. UK laws for education & employment for people with ID are at: opensocietyfoundations.org/sites/default/files/ukreport_20051020_0.pdf. If you have mild ID, learning at university may be difficult, but you can certainly learn a trade & seek employment with accomodations. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could persons with asperger's have good verbal skills, and yet poor social skills?

Can you tell me how could persons with asperger's have good verbal skills, and yet poor social skills?

Aspergers Syndrome: This name well not continue as a diagnostic entity. It will now follow under autism spectrum disorder. We refer to the symptoms in this case as "high functioning" autism. They can have extraordinary cognitive skills with social deficits. Relationships are difficult and social cues are often missed. With support and understanding people with this disorder can lead a good life. ...Read more

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Do u think with all medical records becoming digital by 2015, hackers will be able to get peoples confidential records and privacy will be a big issue?

Do u think with all medical records becoming digital by 2015, hackers will be able to get peoples confidential records and privacy will be a big issue?

Privacy: Health care privacy will continue to be a "big issue, " especially with continued push for more electronic record-keeping. I suspect hackers, too, will be a constant threat to healthcare information. ...Read more

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What profitable jobs can be done from home if you have ADHD and social anxiety ?

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What profitable jobs can be done from home if you have ADHD and social anxiety ?

Jobs for ADHD: If anxiety & adhd are stable, u can accomplish any job you have interest & experience in doing intellectually. ...Read more

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When can a child with autism receive SSI disability income?

When can a child with autism receive SSI disability income?

Depends: Hard to answer with any degree of specificity in this kind of forum. Depends on age, family income, severity of illness, etc. Here's a good resource: http://www.Child-autism-parent-cafe.Com/social-security.Html. ...Read more

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How can you find available social services for disabled people?

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How can you find available  social services for disabled people?

Social svc: Your local mental health center (csb) would have all info. U need. ...Read more

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