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Limited Spatial Skills (Overview)

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Are motor skill problems in children caused by something like cp?

Are motor skill problems in children caused by something like cp?

No.: Cerebral palsy is a problem that arises because of damage done to the brain's motor centers, often at birth. Motor skill problems are not necessarily the result of damage but rather reflect poor integration of brain parts responsible for motor planning. Quite often, there is no identifiable damage to the areas involved. ...Read more

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Limited Spatial Skills (Overview)

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What does this mean that facebook use could be increasing social skills?

What does this mean that facebook use could be increasing  social skills?

Practice: Interacting with others on face book as it is a social network would allow you to interact with others more directly through chats even video chat. It is can be easier and more calming to connect through this medium than directly. When you communicate well on face book then you can go and interact directly with others. ...Read more

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How do I help my child develop more skills in discipline when it comes to practicing piano?

How do I help my child develop more skills in discipline when it comes to practicing piano?

Make it fun: At the beginning practice sessions should only be 10-15 min and you can work up to 30 min. You can even have multiple 10 min sessions a day. Pick out some fun music books with songs your child may recognize. Sit at the piano bench with your child. Don't force practice sessions. If your child isn't enjoying it talk with them- maybe there is another activity they would rather put energy into. ...Read more

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What would happen to autistic prodigies if there was a cure? They would lose their special skills, right?

What would happen to autistic prodigies if there was a cure?  They would lose their special skills, right?

Maybe: We're always working on the cure though so you shouldn't worry too much. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/cure_for_autism a fact sheet identifies the prevalence of savant abilities in the autistic population as 10% in comparison to 1% of the non-autistic population. www.autism-help.org/autism-savant. I have an interest in autism and have published a brief letter in pediatrics on autism. ...Read more

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I have got swelling on lips very frequently, seems like an allergy...I take anti allergy for it to get rid of swelling..It is limited to lips only.

I have got swelling on lips very frequently, seems like an allergy...I take anti allergy for it to get rid of swelling..It is limited to lips only.

Allergy: With associated lip swelling can become a serious problem known as angioedema and can be due to medicine or food or other source. Should have allergy testing to clarify. ...Read more

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What can I do to help my child with her poor attention skills at school without using drugs?

What can I do to help my child with her poor attention skills at school without using drugs?

Improved structure: Check out chadd.Org for a number of excellent books talking about non-drug stragies for helping with attention. Behavioral interventions can be as effective as medications, but they have to be well designed and maintained. The school psychologist should have a list of strategies worth trying. Like medications, the benefits disappear when you remove the support systems. ...Read more

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How can you prevent poor social skills in someone with learning disabilities?

How can you prevent poor social skills in someone with learning disabilities?

Find a counselor : Who works on teaching social skills, or find a social skills group therapy group. ...Read more

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How can I get good social skills? Not that I care, but I need them for work.

How can I get good social skills? Not that I care, but I need them for work.

Like any other skill: Your have to practice! dale carnegie courses or toastmasters could be helpful as could working with a therapist. And you are right --- you need good social skills to succeed in most jobs. ...Read more

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Why did it take my second child longer to develop motor skills?

DNA: Each child is different, generally due to different genetic composition. It is all in the dna. ...Read more

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Brainwashed myself to think i can't carry a conversation. I lost all my social skills and I use to have very good ss and problem/s skills. Help plz!?

Brainwashed myself to think i can't carry a conversation. I lost all my social skills and I use to have very good ss and problem/s skills. Help plz!?

One approach to help: You re-group & figure out what started all this is to tell your primary care doctor about & get checked out for any medical/neurological cause. If none, (s)he'll refer to a psychologist. If you psyched yourself out, you may benefit from hypnotherapy & learning self-hypnosis to psych yourself back in, because your prosocial & coping skills are still there. Cognitive-behavioral therapy helps, too. ...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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I read slowly. Can my reading skills be improved?

I read slowly. Can my reading skills be improved?

Yes: The easy way to improve your reading is to read more. If you have a learning disability, a counselor or coach can help. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I increase running skills?

How can I increase running skills?

Commitment to train: "we must learn to walk before we can run" so start out easy with brisk walk, then jogging, then increase to run overtime. Alternating between jog/walk/sprint provide good balance of cardiovascular and wt management benefits. Chose methods that fit your lifestyle/work/family--living healthy is a life-time commitment. Eat well/sleep well and exercise regularly. See doc regularly too. Good luck. ...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 to improve my problem solving skills?

How to improve my problem solving skills?

Keep trying and...: ...don't feel so bad--the source of strange radio signals that have left astronomers at Australia's most famous radio telescope scratching their heads for 17 years has finally been discovered. It turns out it was a microwave oven (!) [Ref. Mensa Weekly Brainwave] ...Read more

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