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Any input on the success rate of using "interactive metronome" for sensory integration disorders or speech delay?

Any input on the success rate of using "interactive metronome" for sensory integration disorders or speech delay?

Developed by OTs: From all children's hospital- a computer based program for self care. I am looking at their website http://www.Allkids.Org/body.Cfm?Id=798 https://www.Interactivemetronome.Com/ it looks interesting- but unable to find any studies with large sample size that demonstrates efficacy. ...Read more

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How are deep brain stimulation devices implanted?

How are deep brain stimulation devices implanted?

Surgically: Burr hole, advance electrode to appropriate depth, the impulse generator goes to your chest like a cardiac pacemaker. For details ask google - lots of patient resources with images etc available online. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Does learning sign language still stimulate the language portions of the brain?

Does learning sign language still stimulate the language portions of the brain?

Should reinforce: Any type of communication interaction should reinforce cognitive brain connections, and enhance both working and procedural memory abilities. ...Read more

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Can the vagal nerve stimulation device cause cardiac arrest?

Can the vagal nerve stimulation device cause cardiac arrest?

A first: I am not aware of any reports of this happening, and a quick search of the literature turned up nothing. ...Read more

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I have moderate hearing loss w/bi lat. hearing aides. Which is better: learning sign language w/no hearing aides, or hearing aides w/no sign language?

I have moderate hearing loss w/bi lat. hearing aides. Which is better: learning sign language w/no hearing aides, or hearing aides w/no sign language?

My vote is for...: Hearing aids with no sign language is better than sign language with no hearing aids. With hearing aids, one can hear broadcasts, such as music or voice, and one can hear what other people say (because the vast majority of people don't know how to express themselves using sign language). Also, with hearing aids, one can hear sounds from machines (like cars) and from animals (such as barking). ...Read more

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Can you tell me ellis's a-b-c theory of dysfunctional behavior.?

Can you tell me ellis's a-b-c theory of dysfunctional behavior.?

A Functional Beha-: vioral Assessment = observing the Antecedent of a maladaptive Behavior & its Consequence to determine both its precipitant & the reinforcing response, then teach effective ignoring with no eye contact, angry posture or talking. CONSISTENTLY IGNORED behaviors first escalate in an attempt to elicit prior negative or positive attention, then extinguish almost as quickly as they escalated. ...Read more

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Could an MRI of the inner auditory canal show noise induced hearing loss?

Could an MRI of the inner auditory canal show noise induced hearing loss?

Not likely: Noise induced hearing loss involves more function than anatomy. Mri will show damaged tissue; eg drum, the bones of middle ear, etc. Audiometric testing will show degree of loss. An ENT and most family docs are able to differentiate between conduction loss vs sensory loss. ...Read more

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Tactile sensitivity since birth, increasing with age; strong startle response to tactile stimuli; gradual loss of bladder control. Are these related?

Tactile sensitivity since birth, increasing with age; strong startle response to tactile stimuli; gradual loss of bladder control. Are these related?

Cannot diagnose: You need to be seen by a neurologist and be evaluated in detail. This is grossly abnormal and must be addressed by an expert with full access to prior medical records, history, physical exam and probably some testing. Please go soon because neurological damages respond best when addressed early. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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Had polysomnography. Please explain: increase in phasic motor activity w/o stereotypical behaviors seen during REM sleep. ?

Had polysomnography.  Please explain: increase in phasic motor activity w/o stereotypical behaviors seen during REM sleep.  ?

Jump around: in sleep. This needs to be interpreted in the context of all the other brain findings of the sleep study. by itself it isn't all that important and doesn't indicate much except a potential problem for interrupted sleep. especially for the person next to you. ...Read more

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Are binaural beats helpful in making new neural pathway connections in brain ?

Are binaural beats helpful in making new neural pathway connections in brain ?

No: Binaural beats have been studied for decades by neurophysiologists for clues to how the brain processes sensory input. Studies I've seen suggest that they MAY elicit transient alterations in some aspects of mood or cognition. I've seen NOTHING to substantiate the ludicrous claims made by the binaural-beat lunatic fringe on YouTube etc., whose enthusiasm far outstrips their understanding. ...Read more

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Acoustic neuroma surgery - any lingering auditory effects?

Acoustic neuroma surgery - any lingering auditory effects?

Yes: Depending on size of the tumour, presurgery hearing levels, including several parameters--the decision to do hearing preservation surgery--the skill of the surgeon -success rate between 40-80% has been studied. ...Read more

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Can Status epilepticus be pseudo from PTSD? x19hr total loss aware No+EEG during prob to med given for seize Rpd slwng brain wvs 1rst epilepsy event

Can Status epilepticus be pseudo from PTSD? x19hr total loss aware No+EEG during prob to med given for seize Rpd slwng brain wvs 1rst epilepsy event

What was happening: During the status. Were you having tonic clonic movements or were you in a post ictal or other form of unconsciousness? Seizures can result from a number of medical illnesses. Temporal lobe seizures can be hard to find on an EEG but during a seizure there should be something. I am suspicious that something else may have been happening and would welcome further information . Exam and labs. ...Read more

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Neurostimulation having therapy with medtronic system implanted what to expect?

Neurostimulation having therapy with medtronic system implanted what to expect?

trial: So i assume we are talking about a spinal cord stimulator? (other neurostimulation includes brain, vagus, and peripheral nerve.) the best predictor of what to expect is the relief you get from your trial. Most people get as good or better relief with the permanent implant. ...Read more

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Can you tell me of an implantable electrical bone healing device?

Can you tell me of an implantable electrical bone healing device?

Yes: Electrical stimulation has been shown to aid in bone healing and as such is used to assist in fractures that are having trouble healing. They are also used in the some cases of spinal fusions, and in that group there are implantable types avsilable. They are implanted in the back in patients undergoing spinal fusions that are at increased risk of nonunions, ...Read more

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How is auditory processing disorder different from other hearing loss?

How is auditory processing disorder different from other hearing loss?

Auditory processing: With this disorder, one is able to hear sound, but once it gets to the brain, it is not interpreted correctly. This disorder is very uncommon. In this disorder the ears are just fine. It is a problem within the brain. It requies specialized therapy for treatment. ...Read more

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8mo's trouble finding words forgetting what Saying, Paused speech. Boss & cust. notice. drneuropsych said avg score, delayed response. Where go answrs?

8mo's trouble finding words forgetting what Saying, Paused speech. Boss & cust. notice. drneuropsych said avg score, delayed response. Where go answrs?

Stay w/doc: and ask about natural help from him/her or a nutritionist. Good fat such as coconut oil, olive oil are good for brain. Ginkgo biloba can be helpful but not if on blood thinners. Seek guidance in these areas. Peace and good health. ...Read more