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Can physical and speech therapy help with guillain-barre syndrome?

Can physical and speech therapy help with guillain-barre syndrome?

Speech therapy & GBS: Speech therapy can be very helpful to improve speech and promote safe swallowing in patients who have significant weakness of the tongue, palate and throat, or who have had a tracheostomy. Physical therapy can also be very helpful to attempt to minimize physical function deficits and prevent muscle wasting and joint contractures. ...Read more

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Dr. Suresh Gupta
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Speech Therapy (Definition)

Whenever there is a concern about a baby not meeting developmental milestones, it's wise to have a conversation with a healthcare provider to discuss what is happening, why, and what, if ...Read more


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How do autism and Down syndrome affect language development?

How do autism and Down syndrome affect language development?

From infancy through: adulthood people with DS have delays in receptive & expressive language, ='in some areas to cognition, usually mild-moderate Intellectual Disability, others lower..Babies, toddlers & children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder may not talk or may have bizarre jargon mixed with babbling, then words, but they lack joint attention, communicative intent & reciprocal conversational skills. ...Read more

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How does Down syndrome affect your speech development?

How does Down syndrome affect your speech development?

Delayed speech: Children with Down syndrome usually exhibit delayed speech development. They should receive at least the same speech stimulation at home and receive early intervention services including speech stimulation therapy. ...Read more

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Can Asperger syndrome cause difficulty with communication? ex. trouble translating thoughts into words?

Can Asperger syndrome cause difficulty with communication? ex. trouble translating thoughts into words?

Asperger's: can cause challenges in communication but they can be overcome to some degree. Difficulty reading the nonverbals and facial expressions of others may may putting your own feelings into words in response to theirs. Ask questions if you are not clear about what someone is saying and they you will be able to formulate a response better. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Cubital tunnel syndrome relief and exercises with free weights ok?

Cubital tunnel syndrome relief and exercises with free weights ok?

Straight arm.: The more you flex your elbow, the more likely you will be damaging your ulnar nerve. However you do exercise, keep that in mind. ...Read more

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Are children with Down syndrome clumsy?

Are children with Down syndrome clumsy?

Down syndrome: It is not at all uncommon to see clumsy behavior in children with down's syndrome. ...Read more

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Are speech problems a symptom of williams syndrome?

Are speech problems a symptom of williams syndrome?

Not necessarily: Williams syndrome is actually associated with early delayed speech followed by strong speaking abilities and strong learning by hearing. ...Read more

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Tips for mentally stimulating a child with down syndrome?

Tips for mentally stimulating a child with down syndrome?

Early Intervention: Programs for infants with DS accelerate attainment of motor, communication, self-help/adaptive & cognitive skills through OT, PT, cognitive, behavioral & Speech/Language Therapy from 0-3, then Early Childhood Special Education beginning at age 3 + individual therapies, if possible. Ask teachers & therapists what skills your child has mastered, what he's ready to do next & how to motivate him. ...Read more

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What medication would help with "sensory overload" asperger's syndrome?

What medication would help with "sensory overload" asperger's syndrome?

Sensory overload: People with asperger's syndrome are often very sensitive to pharmaceutical medications. But, some use low doses of antipsychotics such as Risperdal or seroquel (quetiapine) to help with sensory overload. For more clear anxiety-related complaints, low-dose ssri's might be tried. Some patients may not tolerate any of these -- and classical homeopathy with a well-trained homeopath could then be an option. ...Read more

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What happens in a speech therapy for stammerers?And can one speech therapist work on differnt handicaps like dumb and deaf peaple along with stutteres

What happens in a speech therapy for stammerers?And can one speech therapist work on differnt handicaps like dumb and deaf peaple along with stutteres

Stuttering: Speech therapists have special techniques to teach stutterers how to slow down their speech patterns, etc. Teaching a person who is deaf to speak would be challenging for a general speech therapist without specialized training and a team approach. ...Read more

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How does Down syndrome affect Erikson's stages of psychosocial development?

How does Down syndrome affect Erikson's stages of psychosocial development?

Downs: If not properly mainstreamed into the public education system, those with Downs syndrome are at just as much risk for having a poorly formed identity as those who do not have Downs syndrome. ...Read more

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Physical strengh, muscle wasting and cognitive problems after acute respiratory distress synodrome?

Physical strengh, muscle wasting and cognitive problems after acute respiratory distress synodrome?

Possible GBS: Your symptoms are suggestive of guillian-barre syndrome. You need to see a doctor for this immediately. ...Read more

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Might somebody have aspergers syndrome without unusual speech pattern in my voice?

Might somebody have aspergers syndrome without unusual speech pattern in my voice?

Sure: Nobody knows what "asperger's" really is. The classic aspie talks fast & mechanically a lot of the time, but no two are the same. The real question isn't, "do I have thus-and-so?" but "how can i learn social skills that seem to come more naturally and more easily to others?" remember that asperger's offers tremendous pluses in your ability to focus on science, tech and so forth. ...Read more

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55 y.O. Post heat stroke with loss of most speech, ambulation, and history of paranoid schizo. Episodic mania, crying jags. On risperidone , ? Other meds

55 y.O. Post heat stroke with loss of most speech,  ambulation, and history of paranoid schizo. Episodic  mania, crying jags. On risperidone , ? Other meds

?: Not sure what your question is. Please don't ask health tap docs to prescribe a new med for you - your condition is far too complicated for 300 or so characters! ...Read more

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What is worse: aspergers syndrome, or high-functioning autism?

What is worse: aspergers syndrome, or high-functioning autism?

Comparison: Personally speaking , there is no comparison. They are both special in their own ways. Both need lot of support and understanding. And sometimes they will surprise you with their normality! ...Read more

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Could gene therapy or transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) or any other method help a patient with Williams syndrome?

Could gene therapy or transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) or any other method help a patient with Williams syndrome?

Unlikely: There are no gene therapies I know of for this condition. I have also not seen any research on tDCS use for this condition (mostly depression, parkinson's, gen. anxiety) but very small studies only. I did review Johns Hopkins Psychiatry and Behavioral Science website as they do some of this research. It is very limited and no mention of treatment of Williams syndrome. I am sorry. ...Read more

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4 year old has speech delay. We speak 3 langs at home and she doesn't interact w other toddlers. Can pre k+ speech therapy fix/help?

4 year old has speech delay. We speak 3 langs at home and she doesn't interact w other toddlers. Can pre k+ speech therapy fix/help?

Should: Multilingual kids should still progress with speech & language at the same pace as others. I would contact the local public school special services department & arrange an evaluation. They have a program called Child Find which is designed to find such kids and work with them to prepare them for school entry. ...Read more

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Slurred speech, studdering and slow movement. What is wribg?

Slurred speech, studdering and slow movement. What is wribg?

Overly sedated: This can result from medications that have sedative effect, alcohol or street drugs, or something metabolic such as low blood pressure or heart. Please consult your doctor for full assessment. ...Read more

Dr. Kathryn Akin
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Down Syndrome (Definition)

A genetic chromosome 21 disorder causing ...Read more