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Limited Spatial Skills (Overview)

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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

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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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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Will social skills training help someone on the autism spectrum?

Will social skills training help someone on the autism spectrum?

Evidence-based: Treatment of autism is intensive, repetitive behavioral & educational therapy at the child's developmental age. When a young child is ready, "peer therapy" is effective, adult-supervised play with a neurotypical peer in multiple settings. Group therapy at age 6 & > is repetitive, rote training in basic skills. Dan & other unproven therapies are reviewed in "pediatrics" nov 2012, on aap.Org or app. ...Read more

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Is visual/spatial impairment characteristic of asperger's?

Is visual/spatial impairment characteristic of asperger's?

Not uncommon: Sensory processing issues commonly occur in the autism spectrum disorders, so much so the these problems are now included in the criteria for diagnosis. Visual/ spatial problems can be a form of a sensory processing issue. Get a good evaluation and see an occupational therapist trained in sensory processing conditions. ...Read more

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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 are motor sensory and perceptual skills developed?

How are motor sensory and perceptual skills developed?

By exploration.: Children develop their motor sensory and perceptual skills by exploring their environment. When they are very young they explore a great deal with their mouth and this is why we see them m outhing objects. As they learn to get around by sitting up and rolling they can see more of their environment. As they crawl, walk, and climb they discover all that they can about their world. ...Read more

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Nature or nurture as cause of impaired social skills?

Nature or nurture as cause of impaired social skills?

Many reasons: Some mental illnesses and neurological conditions may make it harder, but in the end, social skills are just that - skills. Some perfectly healthy people don't learn the same social skills as us growing up, for example if they came from a troubled childhood or just a culture that is very different from ours. The good news is that skills can always be learned and improved at any time in our lives! ...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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Are binaural beats helpful in improving creative and critical thinking skills?

Are binaural beats helpful in improving creative and critical thinking skills?

Possibly: Binaural Beets are reported to help with relaxation, creativity, sleep & meditation. However, individuals also indicate that they can be used for astral projection & other spiritual journeys. Would be cautious about attempting use for later reasons. * Sleep well, eat healthfully, remain physically active and exercise your brain to improve creative & critical thinking. ...Read more

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Are binaural beats helpful for improving thinking and problem solving skills?

Are binaural beats helpful for improving thinking and problem solving skills?

Some report it to be: Binaural Beats are reported to help with relaxation, creativity, sleep & meditation. However, there are many aspects to thinking with clarity such as maintaining good mental, cognitive, spiritual and physical balance. ...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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Can boxing lessons help develop hand/eye coordination and fine motor skills?

Can boxing lessons help develop hand/eye coordination and fine motor skills?

Maybe..... Boxing : Can lead to a retina detachment if hit in the head repetitively. ...Read more

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Cognitive impairment can reduce the persons executive function?

Cognitive impairment can reduce the persons executive function?

Other way around: Executive function is one facet of cognitive function (or impairment if lost). Apraxia (inability to do simple mechanical tasks like buttoning shirt), aphasia (inability to speak intelligibly), agnosia (inability to name recognizable objects) & memory loss are other components of cognitive function/impairment. This can be evaluated during any visit w/simple questions. ...Read more

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Where can I find information on dcd, dysgraphia, dyscalcula, dyslexia, visual perceptual processing disorder?

Where can I find information on dcd, dysgraphia, dyscalcula, dyslexia, visual perceptual processing disorder?

Here's a start: Try the national institute of neurologic disorders and stroke. Here's the website: http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/ good luck. ...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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Can you tell me, are job descriptions that require team skills and good communication skills discriminating against autistic?

Can you tell me, are job descriptions that require team skills and good communication skills discriminating against autistic?

There : May be some jobs out there that are, but sometimes the autistic mind can outperform piers if they are able to get by with some basic ability and training. Keep looking, there is something out there! ...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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How could persons with asperger's have good verbal skills, and yet poor social skills?

How could persons with asperger's have good verbal skills, and yet poor social skills?

Our brain receives: And processes information through various parts of the brain, e.g., the speech center is in the left hemisphere and emotionality is in an area known as the libmic system. Verbal skills are highly developed in one part and recognition of nonverbal cues from face, tone of voice, etc. Are not as well developed, thus creating some social issues. Strengths and weakness vary for everyone. ...Read more

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