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Music Therapy And Tourettes Syndrome
Speech therapy & GBS: Speech therapy can be very helpful to improve speech and promote safe swallowing in patients who have significant weakness of the tongue, palate and throat, or who have had a tracheostomy. Physical therapy can also be very helpful to attempt to minimize physical function deficits and prevent muscle wasting and joint contractures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Music therapy for children with autism spectrum disorders is based on the idea that the part of the brain that communicates through music is different from the parts that communicate through speech. Perhaps music is a way to better communicate with children with autism, and perhaps, in turn, the process of musical improvisation may help people with autism to develop communicative skills that extend beyond music, and may improve ...Read more
Yes: Yes, a doctoral level psychologist can diagnose those disorders. ...Read more
What're some good group therapy activities for low-functioning adults (schizophrenia, stroke, bipolar)?
Group therapy: Your local mental health center (csb) is best resource. ...Read more
More awkward: A teenaged male aspie has little in the way of social skills, and is likely to approach somebody he find attractive in an awkward way -- even more so than the next male teen. If there's inappropriate acting-out, junior may be grateful to have someone help him understand what he should do instead before there's serious trouble. Drive's probably the same, but special management problems. Good luck. ...Read more
NVLD vs. Asperger's: You certainly have a difficult combination. Asperger's disorder is an anxiety disorder with weak social pragmatics and weakness of the right hemisphere. The symptoms overlap with nvld. Adhd is an independent variable. Neuropsychological testing can help define the areas in need of assistance. Treatment for the anxiety may improve social skills and attention ability. ...Read more
Yes: It's the only treatment actually (other than doing nothing...) ...Read more
No: Occupational therapists are trained in mangagement of upper extremity or arm problems. They also assist patients with functional transfers (bathroom) and activities of daily living. A behavioral therapist or psychologist would be more appropriate for a patient with bipolar disroder. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Motor and vocal tics: Diagnostic criteria for tourette syndrome includes the presence of 2 or more motor tics and 1 or more vocal tics that start before the age of 21 and have been present for at least 12 months. The tics may come and go and may be simple or complex. There also should not be any medical cause for the tics. ...Read more
What happens in a speech therapy for stammerers?And can one speech therapist work on differnt handicaps like dumb and deaf peaple along with stutteres
Sensory overload: People with asperger's syndrome are often very sensitive to pharmaceutical medications. But, some use low doses of antipsychotics such as Risperdal or seroquel (quetiapine) to help with sensory overload. For more clear anxiety-related complaints, low-dose ssri's might be tried. Some patients may not tolerate any of these -- and classical homeopathy with a well-trained homeopath could then be an option. ...Read more
Can patients (age 12) with autism and seizure disorder experience gains in cognitive and social function post seizure activity?
Seizure/Autism: Sure.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a bright family member with anxiety and possibly a form of Asperger's who has outbursts that seem like mild psychosis --> normal. Cognitive Rx?
Possibly: Psychosis entails detachment from reality via auditory or visual hallucinations, delusions, disorganized, thinking, and bizarre behaviors.Any combination thereof or one at a time.If the changes are new, the best first step would be a rule out medical causes (hormone/metab causes, meds) then a neurological consult (brain imaging). If very slow evolution, a psychiatric referral early along better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Getting comfortable: Alot of pt with aspergers are different and have different interest so found at platforms which share common interests, going to history groups, museums, computer gatherings, atypical games, alot of communities have created platforms for these GT groups who share aytipical and rare iterests r. ...Read more
No: Persistent tics in children are best ignored in most cases. If the tics are disruptive, then safe medications can be used. Avoiding caffeinated drinks and chocolate can help diminish tics. If other conditions are present with the tics (ocd, anxiety, ad/hd) then treatment directed at those conditions may help. This might be where music may be soothing enough to calm an anxious child. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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