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Doctor insights on: Helping Dyspraxia Improve Coordination

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Dr. James Chapman
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Apraxia (Definition)

Apraxia refers to several concepts. One is where motor or cognitive tasks cannot be done even when comprehension and physical capacity to perform are present, often referring to acquired difficulties, sometimes inborn. The term may be used to describe problems seen in daily living, or the failure to complete a task during testing. It's not generally applied to ...Read more


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Will neurofeedback help with aspergers. Specifically motor skills and hand eye coordination?

Will neurofeedback help with aspergers. Specifically motor skills and hand eye coordination?

I found a site : That mentions eye hand coordination as 1st thing it can help with, although they did not speak about aspergers here's the link http://www.brain2.com.au/service/neurofeedback ...Read more

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Are there medications that can improve motivation, planning, and executive functioning deficits associated with nonverbal learning disability?

Are there medications that can improve motivation, planning, and executive functioning deficits associated with nonverbal learning disability?

Executive function: Assuming you've had a thorough psychological evaluation, you might benefit from cognitive working memory training. Cogmed is a brain fitness program that is based on the concept of Neuroplasticity. Through training one can improve working memory. Helpful info is available at www.cogmed.com. There is a list of providers in your area.. ...Read more

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Does brain skills improve a lot (eg: memorizing speed, ability to understand) with progressive studying?what are other ways to improve skills?

Does brain skills improve a lot (eg: memorizing speed, ability to understand) with progressive studying?what are other ways to improve skills?

Cognitive skills: If you doc has ruled out medical conditions, see a book by Brant Courtright, PhD called "The Neurogenesis Diet and Lifestyle." It provides way to help the brain continue to grow, something we didn't think it could do not too many years ago. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Could neurofeedback help with aspergers. specifically motor skills and hand eye coordination?

Could neurofeedback help with aspergers. specifically motor skills and hand eye coordination?

No proven benefit: There are no randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled studies to support the claims of those who provide NFB to older kids & teens with Autistic Spectrum Disorder Level 1 & average or above IQ's. EEG Biofeedback has been used since the 70's. When kids with ASD/ADHD relax & focus on 2-dimensional figures on a screen, a preferred activity, they do well. It doesn't generalize outside the lab. ...Read more

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What exercises improve receptive aphasia?

What exercises improve receptive aphasia?

Receptive aphasia: There are no real exercises but a consultation with a speech therapist might be helpful here - usually it is just time and seeing where the patient ends up after the stroke or whatever caused the receptive aphasia ...Read more

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What can help improve anomic aphasia?

What can help improve anomic aphasia?

Speech therapy: Working with a skillful speech therapist may be extremely helpful. On occasion adding the drug Ritalin (methylphenidate) may provide better speech recovery faster. ...Read more

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Can meditation improve memory and mental clarity permanently?

Can meditation improve memory and mental clarity permanently?

Possibly: Studies are finding evidence that daily meditation not only improves memory and mental clarity, but it also may thicken parts of the brain's cerebral cortex responsible for decision making, attention and memory. For example, in one study subjects who meditated 40 minutes a day showed this structural difference in the brain. And, the difference was most pronounced in older subjects. ...Read more

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How can I improve fine motor skills?

How can I improve fine motor skills?

At what age ? What : is the underlying neurological or neurodevelopmental cause? These determine what treatments may be effective. Assessment & therapy for visual-perceptual or visual-motor impairments are done by occupational therapists. If you have no problem, just trying to master a specific skill, practice, practice, The left hand's area of the motor cortex is larger in concert violinists than in the rest of us ...Read more

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Does carbamezepin worsen cognitive abilities?

Does carbamezepin worsen cognitive abilities?

Potentially: Carbamazepine has been associated with mild cognitive slowing and changes in memory in some patients. Discuss with your prescribing physician whether a medication such as Vimpat (lacosamide) or lamotrigine would be a reasonable option for you. Of additional concern because of your history is the possibility of obstructive sleep apnea--which can definitely lead to cognitive issues. Sleep testing? ...Read more

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Can short term memory skills be improved to the extent of improveing conversational skills?

Can short term memory skills be improved to the extent of improveing  conversational skills?

Yes: Many people have problems in conversations when they focus on themselves instead of the content of the conversation or curiosity about the other person. This "self-focused attention" sometimes takes the form of thoughts like "i wonder if she likes me, thinks i'm smart, is interested . . ." etc. When attention is not on the content of the conversation, the memory doesn't work. ...Read more

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Does puberty improve your learning ability?

Does puberty improve your learning ability?

No: You become more mature, your brain is still growing, you've learned ways to accommodate your learning differences, you don't have to learn material that is uninteresting or dull for you. You can concentrate on those you do well and enjoy. ...Read more

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Please tell me will neurofeedback help with aspergers like motor skills and hand eye coordination?

Please tell me will neurofeedback help with aspergers like motor skills and hand eye coordination?

I don't know of any: studies on this topic but it is a good idea to have a session w/a neurofeedback professional and ask him/her the same question. Your doc or state psychological association can help w/referrals. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Does Azilect (rasagiline) help to improve speech in Parkinson’s patients?

In theory, it should: Theoretically, Azilect (rasagiline) (an MAO-B inhibitor) should help with many of the symptoms of Parkinson's for a certain period of time. However, as with all treatments for this disease, they are notoriously unpredictable. I've attached an article which I hope might help. Good luck! http://www.reprintsdesk.com/landing/hf.aspx?h=523154&hr=716110317&a=1&u=0&r=826399194 ...Read more

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Can Ginkgo biloba prevent memory loss and improve cognitive function?

Can Ginkgo biloba prevent memory loss and improve cognitive function?

Ginkgo biloba, derived from the leaves of the Ginkgo biloba tree, is often touted as a memory aid: But it appears unlikely that Ginkgo biloba can prevent age-related memory problems or memory loss associated with mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer's disease. A number of small, early studies showed modest improvements in cognitive function for older adults with dementia. However, a number of larger studies haven't been able to confirm that Ginkgo biloba prevents memory loss or slows the progression of cognitive decline or Alzheimer's disease in older adults. Although several more-recent studies have found slight improvements in cognitive function for people taking Ginkgo biloba, most experts feel that Ginkgo biloba hasn't lived up to its early promise and don't recommend its use as a memory aid. ...Read more

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How to improve creative and thinking skills?

Practice: a wide variety of exposures. Wide variety of different puzzles.... free app ones on tablets for example. Frankly, you might want to give up on creative and thinking skills. Having a solid background in the classics, humanities, literature, arts with knowledge of the best and most creative ideas in history probablyl is better. Voeks "how to be an educated person" ...out of print but has all of this ...Read more

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Do antipsychotics affect cognitive functions like memory processing speed word recollection executive functions? What's the best?

Do antipsychotics affect cognitive functions like memory processing speed word recollection executive functions? What's the best?

Cognitive effects: The newer antipsychotics (second-generation antipsychotics) theoretically are supposed to assist with improving cognitive impairments in various mental health conditions, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. However, it is possible that a slowing of processes can occur with such medications. Efficacy and tolerability depend on the medication, side effect profile, and patient response. ...Read more

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Coordination (Definition)

Motor coordination is the combination of body movements created with the kinematic (such as spatial direction) and kinetic (force) parameters that result in intended actions. Motor coordination is achieved when subsequent parts of the same movement, or the movements of several limbs or body parts are combined in a manner that is well timed, smooth, and efficient with respect ...Read more