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How To Increase Listening Comprehension Autism
ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more
Handedness/Language: Studies show that 80% of right handed people have left language lateralization in their brain.Sex does not appear to affect this in many studies. A recent study used a Gaussian analysis to conclude that hemispheric dominance for both language production and handedness occurs by chance alone except for in a small sample of people: http://tinyurl.com/ng5chq2 ...Read more
Does brain skills improve a lot (eg: memorizing speed, ability to understand) with progressive studying?what are other ways to improve skills?
Fluid IQ: As we age, we may encounter neurological events that reduce our capacities to learn or deal with novel situations. Interest, motivation, and personality factors also may play a part. ...Read more
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
No evidence for this: Classical music is wonderful, relaxing and exciting at times both recorded and attending live concerts (nothing like it). But there is no proof that your creativity or intellectual capacity will be altered. You might extend your creativity to newer areas while relaxing with classical music and it might stimulate alternative thinking. Your infant may sleep better with it but it will not be smarter. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How does memory impairment affect the ability of an individual with dementia to use verbal language?
Many ways: Comprehension of verbal language requires that the left temporal language areas are intact. Declarative memory that is not autobiographical or emotional charged requires an intact left temporal lobe (hippocampus and related structures. Language output requires intact left frontal lobe structures. Some memory systems are heavily invested in frontal lone circuitry. I could go on with more space ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be similar: Autism, aspergers ( often called high functioning autism) and pdd- nos are all considered autism spectrum disorders and fall under the pervasive developmental delay category. Stereotypically as you move from classic autism to hfa you see an increase in the level of communication, decrease in stereotypic movements and sensory dysfunction and increased ability to be self sufficient and interact. ...Read more
How does memory impairment affect the ability of an elder dementia patient to use verbal language?
Not great: The verbal langauage declines as the dementia progresses. Any new verbal and non-verbal language will not process into the brain for learning purpose and carrying out function. So stick with the simple and familiar verbal langauage for now. There is an interested concept of conservation for dementia individuals called "landmark" or "elderspeak". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Proper Expert Help: Unfortunately some children are born with immaturities of the brain that may lead to both add(h) and learning disabilities. With proper help, these can generally be dealt with.Schools should provide special needs based teaching, while pediatricians and psych specialists may be able to help with other aspects such as medication and diagnosis. ...Read more
Not harmful: If you buy a quality recording with a reputable company, and practice only when not driving or using heavy machinery, you should be fine. ...Read more
I would like to know when, at what stage, does Alzheimer's starts to prejudice executive functions? How can we manage to enhance behavioral inhibition?
Can be early: Poor executive function(complex tasks) maybe one of the first signs of ad. Often going undetected, as the symproms maybe very subtle in early disease.A neuropsychological eval can be very helpful. Difficult behaviors are common in dementia. There are no drugs approved for mangement, but working with a practitioneer experienced in dementia care would be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Best way to improve my ability to memorize things in school(e.G subjects, topics tat was discussed) thanks doctors.. ^^?
Memory practices: I agree with dr. Ali and dr. Sparacino about repetition -- especially with colors and any other thing that brings in more senses (hearing, visual, touch, rhythm, even taste or smell, etc). The more engagement, the more retention. Reviewing lecture notes within 12 hours of the class will allow more to sink in as well. And, getting good sleep between study sessions will help you build retention. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Can you tell me how could persons with asperger's have good verbal skills, and yet poor social skills?
Aspergers Syndrome: This name well not continue as a diagnostic entity. It will now follow under autism spectrum disorder. We refer to the symptoms in this case as "high functioning" autism. They can have extraordinary cognitive skills with social deficits. Relationships are difficult and social cues are often missed. With support and understanding people with this disorder can lead a good life. ...Read more
Genetics: The volume inside your skull is predetermined by the genes that you inherit from your parents. To increase your IQ:1) get plenty of physical exercise 2) eat a healthy diet with plenty of fish, meat, fruits and vegetables 3) do brain exercises such as work cross word puzzles, sodoku and word search 4) read books on a variety of subjects ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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