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Down Syndrome Speech Therapy
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
Yes: It's the only treatment actually (other than doing nothing...) ...Read more
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
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
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
Do I have carpel tunnel syndrome or martin gruber syndrome or both? Dr. 1 did nerve conduction study at wrist and elbow of median nerve and recorded at apb and found increased latency and decreased amplitude with diagnosis of carpel tunnel syndrome. He a
Martin : Martin gruber anastamosis is a connection between the median nerve or the anterior interosseus nerve proximally in the forearm and the ulnar nerve distally. There are several variations but the main think is that it is a very cpomon anatomic finding and has nothing to do with carpal tunnel syndrome. It is an incidental finding that may protect ulnar innnervated structures in those with compression of the ulnar nerve but it is not a syndrome by itself. It is important because recognition of the anomaly is something that an electromyography should appreciate during a complete study. If only the median nerve is studies to one finger , say the index then the martin gruber anastamosis may be undiscovered. (an aastomosis is simply a connection) a nerve study is one part of the diagnosis of carpal tunnel. Clinicla findings are just as important. If not more so. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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