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A 2 1/2 boy can't talk, eat with spoon or dtink from cup without lid. Motor skills below average. What can I do where can I get help?

A 2 1/2 boy can't talk, eat with spoon or dtink from cup without lid. Motor skills below average. What can I do where can I get help?

Talk to his doc!: Talk to his family physician or pediatrician. He should be undergoing periodic well child examinations. You (or his parent/guardian) should express your concerns. There are standardized rating scales that we use to be sure each child is meeting developmental milestones. Since he's fallen off the curve, he should be referred to an occupational therapist & developmental ped for further evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Manic Depressive Disorder (Definition)

Though depression is not required for diagnosis most people have both manic and depressive episodes and may have mixed episodes with features of both. Length of episodes vary, but are separated by "normal" periods of emotion and behavior. See my answers to similar ...Read more


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How rapidly do ammonia levels rise? Also why would a hospital0 send u home if I have loss of motor skills and can't talk or feed yourself.

How rapidly do ammonia levels rise? Also why would a hospital0 send u home if I have loss of motor skills and can't talk or feed yourself.

Complex Question: That is best left to treating physicians. Without being able to examine, have history or know why this person has hyperammonemia, I do not know why discharge was done. ...Read more

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Can scoloiss can effect motor skills?

Can scoloiss can effect motor skills?

May or may not: It depends if there is neurologic or musculoskeletal involvement. This is more likely to be a problem the more extensive the scoliosis is ...Read more

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How are fine motor skills affected by autism?

How are fine motor skills affected by autism?

Usually affected: Most children with autism have fine motor skills that are delayed and for some they never catch up even with years of therapy. This can make writing difficult as well as buttons, zippers, socks and even flushing a toilet. When a child is young it is important to address with therapy but also to remember that there are often other more useful skills they can acquire in spite of this deficit. ...Read more

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Is there a loss of motor skills with high blood glucose levels?

Is there a loss of motor skills with high blood glucose levels?

NOT USUALLY: Unless you are in diabetic ketoacidosis and your sugars are so high and your Lactic Acid so high that your muscles can't function properly since they are being starved. ...Read more

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What would cause sudden slurring, loss of motor skills and loss of memory.?

What would cause sudden slurring, loss of motor skills and loss of memory.?

Stroke: First possibility is stroke. That is most likely and a medical emergency. Call 911. ...Read more

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Could my motor skills or handwriting specifically have been affected by the results of chemo therapy?

Could my motor skills or handwriting specifically have been affected by the results of chemo therapy?

Maybe: Some chemotherapies can cause neuropathy or nerve damage which can impair fine motor skills. Some of the most common chemotherapy which can do this woud be docetaxel, paclitaxel, revlamid, thalidomide, cisplatin, vincristine, vinblastine. There are others though so it is best to discuss with your oncologist especially if your still on chemotherapy because the dosage may need to be decreased. ...Read more

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I just started taking 150 mg wellbutrin, (bupropion) will it impact my motor skills and driving a car?

I just started taking 150 mg wellbutrin, (bupropion) will it impact my motor skills and driving a car?

Be careful.: You should always be careful driving or operating machinery when taking a medication for the first time, including wellbutrin (bupropion). Most people however do not experience significant sedation or coordination difficulties when starting wellbutrin (bupropion). ...Read more

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What does a OT do in a Physical/motor skills assessment in an adult with aspergers and hyper mobility syndrome? What info will we get from it?

What does a OT do in a Physical/motor skills assessment in an adult with aspergers and hyper mobility syndrome? What info will we get from it?

Daily activity: Ot helps with activities of daily living. In someone who is on the spectrum, those things can be very difficult. Ot can help people cope or handle activities of daily living. ...Read more

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What affects the body's motor skills?

What affects the body's motor skills?

Medical illness: Neurological problems like cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, lou Gehrig's disease and some neurological diseases and trauma

Chemicals: intoxication, marijuana, inhalants
many others ...Read more

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What motor skills are required for swimmiing?

Swimming: Ideal Work: Many people can swim regardless of their physical fitness. But, one who is without any muscle or nerve injuries uses most of their muscles to swim. You use your arms, legs buttocks, back and abdominal muscles. You use your neck muscles to turn to breath.

But even if one has some weakness or injuries there are ways that being in the water and doing aerobic work helps strengthen muscles. ...Read more

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What are fine and gross motor skills?

What are fine and gross motor skills?

Little vs. Big: Fine motor skills involve small movements (fingers, toes, lips, wrists, tongue) such as picking up a raisin, grabbing a cup. Gross motor skills involve larger muscles (arms, legs, trunk, feet) and big movements such as running, jumping, hopping, walking. ...Read more

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How are fine motor skills affected by intelligence?

How are fine motor skills affected by intelligence?

Learning is directly: Related to cognitive ability; motor planning is an executive function. However, research done in Holland did not find a 1:1 correlation between IQ & fine motor (f.m.) skills. It did find an average 10-point decrease in scores on f.m. tests for every standard deviation or 15-point decrease in kids with IQ scores below 85. ~ 70% of people have IQ's of 85-115, the low-average- high average range. ...Read more

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Can acute porphyria cause problems with fine motor skills?

Can acute porphyria cause problems with fine motor skills?

Acute porphyria: Muscle weakness can be a symptom can comes with exacerbation of acute intermittent porphyria. Fine motor skill difficulties alone is unlikely to be the result of acute porphyria. See your PCP for any concerns about fine motor skills.
Here is info on acute intermittent porphyria. Http://www. Porphyriafoundation. Com/about-porphyria/types-of-porphyria/AIP ...Read more

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Can you tell me examples of fine motor skills for toddler?

Can you tell me examples of fine motor skills for toddler?

Sure: These are movements made with small muscles of hands. Some of these skills are pointing, using both hands to hold a toy, building a tower of two blocks, scribble with a crayon, using a spoon with some spilling, taking off their own socks. ...Read more

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What are normal gross and fine motor skills for a 3-year-old?

What are normal gross and fine motor skills for a 3-year-old?

Incomplete list here: Use Developmental Screens on first signs. Org & healthy children.org. A 3-yr. Old displays normal quality of movement to draw a circle & a cross, use scissors, hold crayon with thumb & fingers, throw ball overhand, catch ball using both hands, dress self (no fasteners), walk up & down stairs alternating feet, ride trike, etc. Public Schools' Child Find Teams assess kids age 3-5, free of charge. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Bipolar Disorder (Definition)

Also known as manic-depressive illness, bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that in its most severe form causes dramatic shifts in mood, ...Read more