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Do Teenagers With Hypogonadism Have Learning Difficulties
A learning disorder is defined on the basis of a discrepancy between a person's overall intelligence and accomplishments in a specific area of learning such as reading or mathematics. Imagine someone with an iq of 120 (bright) who, despite adequate exposure to the subject, is reading at a level 2-3 years below age level. The combination of overall capacity and specific ...Read more
Why do so many children get diagnosed with learning disabilities, developmental disabilities, or adhd?
Trendy, w/ a reason: Med diagnoses often are fed by trends. The trend often starts however w/ a large unmet need- such as too many kids struggling in our society. Then we find we actually can do something about it- there are excellent meds, approaches, treatments now that can make a difference. So people seek care & drs diagnose in order to provide treatment. Plus, the definitions for these conditions have broadened. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If hearing-impaired,: even a mild unilateral hearing loss, babies with microtia need Early Intervention at 0-3 & Early Childhood Special Ed. thru the school district at 3 -5 for receptive/expressive language delay, a precursor of dyslexia & disorder of written expression, & a Craniofacial Team evaluation. Of the 53 gene mutations known to cause Microtia, 5 also cause Intellectual Disability. See my comment. ...Read more
Yes, it's possible: In many cases, the cause of a learning disability is not known. Learning difficulties that accompany this disability aren't the result of the way the child takes in information --sight & hearing are fine -- but rather the result of the way the brain processes the information.Certain types of learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, can be inherited. Those w/ld often have ave or above ave intellig. ...Read more
Yes: There is a big distinction between the social problems of an adhd person & someone with autism. Adhd pts usually gain social skills later, but completely, compared to normals if treated with stimulant medication. Autism patients rarely attain "normal" social abilities. Both groups benefit from social skills training & counseling. Self confidence is most important in this area. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Varies a lot: Not all people with adhd have social problems, though many do. Peers often reject children with combined-typed adhd because they are impulsive and lose focus. With adolescents and adults, the ready boredom, impulsive behaviors, and high distractibility can be a problem; but, many have good friends and are popular because of their spontaneity, risk-taking, and high energy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually some: By definition, kids with asperger's disorder have relatively intact language ability. A child with more severe language problems would be diagnosed with a more severe autistic spectrum disorder. That being said, kids with asperger's often have difficulty maintaining "normal" conversations, regulating tone of voice, catching other people's social cues and body language, and understanding humor. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can a child from intelligent educated parents have learning disabilities or do they get diagnosed with aspergers?
Either: A child from any family back ground could have either. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Children who are abused many times will have a number of social difficulties because of the horrible circumstances that they have been in. However in a supportive environment and with proper counseling they can thrive. Child abuse is preventable- if you or your child are being abused (physical, emotional or sexual) please get out and get help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NVLD vs. Asperger's: You certainly have a difficult combination. Asperger's disorder is an anxiety disorder with weak social pragmatics and weakness of the right hemisphere. The symptoms overlap with nvld. Adhd is an independent variable. Neuropsychological testing can help define the areas in need of assistance. Treatment for the anxiety may improve social skills and attention ability. ...Read more
Varies : Some congenital heart problems r associated with learning problems. Some genetic disorders are associated with both too. Secondary learning problems can occur in babies delivered before 38 weeks (for example if the cardiac prob caused labor) or subjected to major health problems in the first month of life. If the heart problem causes decreased blood oxygen, then the developing brain can suffer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May be normal: First of let me say it is normal to talk to one self! it may be considered abnormal if the urge to talk interferes with your ability to function in a social, work or relaxed setting. Most people have some type of problem socializing at a point in their life. Counseling helps some patients and practice helps others. ...Read more
Yes it is extremely : helpful and important to help reduce the negative impact of sexual abuse on a child. Much of the therapy is carried out using play with toys, dolls and puppets to help the child express their feelings of anger, guilt and shame associated with the abuse. Find a licensed child psychologist with expertise in trauma work. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Young dep./anxiety: Remain supportive & available to listen, be involved in their treatment. ...Read more
The brain's own : neurochemicals dopamine & norepiphrine don't circulate long enough in the synapses, the spaces between neurons, in the areas of the brain that inhibit behavior & sustain attention in people with ADHD. Stimulant medications prevent their rapid re-uptake by the neurons that release them or rapid uptake by neurons that receive them. Non-stimulants keep norepinephrine circulating in a different way. ...Read more
Tricky question: Epilepsy surgery strives as its goal to cure epilepsy. If learning difficulties are clearly a consequence of the epilepsy or medications treating the epilepsy then, one could potentially expect improvements from surgery if the epilepsy itself could be "Cured" or at least dramatically improved. However, surgery can still be considered successful even if learning difficulties are not improved. ...Read more
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