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Dr. Jay Lefer
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Stuttering (Definition)

Stuttering affects the fluency of speech. It begins during childhood and, in some cases continues until adulthood. It is characterized by disruptions in the production of speech ...Read more


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How do boomers learn about risk and prevention for alzheimer's or vascular dementia so they can stop them before they develop like in their parents?

How do boomers learn about risk and prevention for alzheimer's or vascular dementia so they can stop them before they develop like in their parents?

Keep up with news: The alzheimer's foundation of america and the alzheimer's association. Have information along with the the national institute for aging. So far exercise has the most evidence. If one has diabetes or high blood pressure then stay on top of that. ...Read more

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When you put a child with speech delay age 3 in a class of autistic children can they pick up their behaviors?

When you put a child with speech delay age 3 in a class of autistic children can they pick up their behaviors?

Possibly, however,: Speech = articulation, the motor aspect of language. A child with receptive & expressive language delay" has impaired ability in comprehending language & in verbalizing ideas. Language is best learned from birth-5. Autism pre-k has 6 hrs. Of intensive instruction. Developmental delay pre-k has 2 1/2 hrs. Of instruction for children with various needs. Try the higher level of service first. ...Read more

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Are you born with an autism spectrum disorder or can you develop it later on in life like adulthood?

Are you born with an autism spectrum disorder or can you develop it later on in life like adulthood?

Born with it: You are born with the spectrum disorder typically. It may manifest a bit later in the 2nd year of life when social skill development is noticed . If determined later it was always there but was just diagnosed later . ...Read more

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Why do some parents want their children to act like an adult when they hit their 30's even if they have a disability like cerebral palsy?

Why do some parents want their children to act like an adult when they hit their 30's even if they have a disability like cerebral palsy?

Confusing question: An adult is an adult.The majority cerebral palsy patients have no cognitive impairment that would prevent acquiring adult self monitoring & awareness skills. Those that are mentally impaired need help with these issues but can learn them over time. Why wouldn't a parent want his kid to develop acceptable behavior pattern. ...Read more

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Can you develop a cleft palate later in life or does it only exist when you're born?

Can you develop a cleft palate later in life or does it only exist when you're born?

Cleft palate: A cleft palate occurs early in pregnancy. It is a birth defect and cannot occur later in life. In rare cases, holes ("fistulas") can develop in the palate in an older individual from infections, use of Cocaine or direct injury. ...Read more

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Can someone develop dyslexia or for it to get worse with age?

Can someone develop dyslexia or for it to get worse with age?

No and Sort Of..: Basically, barring a brain disease or injury, one is born with dyslexia.It begins to show when one is required to read.It may worsen as one ages, not because the problem is worse mechanically, but the reading requirements intensify overwhelming your capabilities which are a problem due to the dyslexia. ...Read more

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At what age do people normally begin to have trouble with acne?

At what age do people normally begin to have trouble with acne?

Early Teens: Early teenage years is when acne typically appears and is a rite of passage for so many young adolescents. Fortunately most cases are transient and can be handled with good skin hygiene. Areas of the face with more oily glands (sebaceous skin) , known as the t-zone. Across the brows and then right down the nose to the mouth represents the areas of most trouble. ...Read more

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Interested to know if people have a worse sense of hearing when they have a stroke?

Interested to know if people have a worse sense of hearing when they have a stroke?

Depends on location: If stroke occurs in the brainstem, or a patient has a block of the internal auditory artery, hearing could be affected, but this is an unusual stroke consequence. Apparent Hearing loss can also be due to comprehension issues due to stroke affecting speech areas, even though ears are normal. ...Read more

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If a person has to attend a class where they are expected to sit from 8:30-12pm and 1-4:30 with only lunch break. What can they do to prevent DVT?

If a person has to attend a class where they are expected to sit from 8:30-12pm and 1-4:30 with only lunch break. What can they do to prevent DVT?

See tips on DVT prev: See the tips on preventing a DVT in HealthTap. You want to keep your feet active as much as possible, including wiggling your ankles during the lecture (this keeps your calf muscles active). Also, between classes, get up, stretch, & walk around during the break. People on long airplane flights have the same problem, & the same techniques work there as well. ...Read more

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What are motor skills? When do children start to develop them?

What are motor skills? When do children start to develop them?

Movement control: Motor skills are those which allow one to use their voluntary body parts in a coordinated way.Newborns have the motor skills needed to turn their head,lift their head, and suck. They continue to gain control from the top down and center outward until they mature. ...Read more

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Do psychiatric drugs affect speech? I can't find the words stuttering and developing a lisp. All after years in psych meds. Didn't have these before

Psychoactive medicat: Medications used for control & treatment of mental illnesses vary and as such their side effect profile will vary. Difficulty retrieving words and stuttering refer to the nervous system. If these symptoms started after using psychoactive medications, it is better to return to the prescribing physician or consult a psychiatrist or neurologist in HealthTap for guidance & mgt. ...Read more

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Do people with ADHD happen to have a low IQ usually?

Do people with ADHD happen to have a low IQ usually?

Absolutely not: Iq has little, if anything, to do with adhd. If you are distracted or inattentive you may "look" like your IQ is "lower." but, this is only an illusion. The distraction of adhd causes you to perform poorly on common indicators of intelligence. "perform" is key. Your actual intelligence is not changed. ...Read more

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Are you born with narcolepsy or can you get it later in life?

Are you born with narcolepsy or can you get it later in life?

Not born with it: Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder that usually develops over the teenage years. It is likely autoimmune related. There are rare situation when narcolepsy occurs in multiple sclerosis, trauma or brain tumor. Narcolepsy is caused in most patients by a "hypocretin" deficiency in the hypothalamus. ...Read more

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Can a lisp be helped with speech therapy even when you are older?

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Can a lisp be helped with speech therapy even when you are older?

Speech: Sure. Ask your doctor for resources regarding speech therapists in your area. ...Read more

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