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Limited Spatial 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Social skills: To simplify the pateint is retaught social skills in the social skills training. ...Read more
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
Where can I find information on dcd, dysgraphia, dyscalcula, dyslexia, visual perceptual processing disorder?
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
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
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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer