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Doctor insights on: Non Verbal Communication In Children

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Is there babbling in sign language as babies are developing language skills?

Is there babbling in sign language as babies are developing language skills?

No: No, I have never heard of this in my 20 years of caring for children. Thanks for taking such an interest in your child's development and thanks for trusting in Healthtap! ...Read more

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Is sign language effective for nonverbal autistic children?

Is sign language effective for nonverbal autistic children?

Sometimes: Each child with a diagnosis of autism is truly different from others. Some will respond well and vunderstand signing, others will not. Certainly worth a try. ...Read more

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Are auditory distractibility and ADHD common in adults?

Are auditory distractibility and ADHD common in adults?

In some ways.: Add was thought to be a disorder of children and adolescents. Now we realize it doesn't magically disappear when you turn 18. So there may be many untreated adults out there with add that they have had for years. ...Read more

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Is there a critical age where kids develop their motor skills?

Is there a critical age where kids develop their motor skills?

This is a yes & no: In normal development babies nerves mature enough for the skill to emerge, baby has the requisite nutrition and freedom to move & a skill emerges in a specified sequence.The pattern is head to toe, central to out.If motor nerves were injured, other nerves may come on line for a skill to emerge but may be delayed. Therapy can bring out some but not all skills. ...Read more

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How often is there delayed motor development in kids with pvl?

How often is there delayed motor development in kids with pvl?

PVL: Unfortunately, pretty common. That child will end up being followed closely by a neurologist and likely need physical therapy among other therapies. ...Read more

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Do non autistic siblings of autism kids mirror symptoms of autism?

Do non autistic siblings of autism kids mirror symptoms of autism?

Possibly: Newer studies show that ~ 30% of younger siblings of a child with autism display autistic behaviors early on. Of these ~ 40% are eventually diagnosed with autism, but many of the others have developmental language disorders. It is worth getting the little one evaluated & into early intervention services to re-direct that developmental path as much as possible. ...Read more

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Latest findings on when brain development--especially executive skills--is thought to be complete in most young adults?

Latest findings on when brain development--especially executive skills--is thought to be complete in most young adults?

see below: Most studies indicate by age 25 or 26, in males, the final frontal lobe development is in place, especially orbital frontal areas. Does occur a few years earlier in females. ...Read more

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Daughter age 5. Speech and language say she has understanding, vocabulary, processing, poor concentration and her language is disordered what is wrong?

Daughter  age 5. Speech and language say she has understanding, vocabulary, processing, poor concentration and her language is disordered what is wrong?

Hard to say: This is a complex issue that cannot be addressed without a complete evaluation of the child.Physical exam, testing and the input of speech and language pathologists are needed.Even then, the problem may be defined but the origin may remain elusive.Some kids have this as part of another set of developmental problems while others are otherwise normal.Look for answers with a developmental specialist. ...Read more

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Is there any association between children who are "late talkers" and children who become selectively mute later in life?

Is there any association between children who are "late talkers" and children who become selectively mute later in life?

Not That I am Aware: Speech delay is related to immaturity of expressive language development and the part of the brain that controls that function. Mutism behavior is unrelated as far as i know. ...Read more

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Why are adults with communication difficulties and issues vulnerable to abuse?

Why are adults with communication difficulties and issues vulnerable to abuse?

Cruelty: The world is full of cruel people. They will target anyone who seems weak or will not fight back. This is an unpleasant fact of life, and why poor social / communications skills can be self-perpetuating. My hope is that if you are asking about yourself or someone close to you, that you can get good guidance in overcoming whatever handicaps life may have dealt you. Good luck. ...Read more

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How many families in the us have children with learning disabilities/developmental disabilities?

How many families in the us have children with learning disabilities/developmental disabilities?

US Dept of Education: From dr. Mark batshaw's book, children with disabilities, the national center for education services in 2011 reported that over 6. 6 million students received special education sevices in 2007-08, of which 2.5 million were classified as having specific learning disabilities. And that's just school-aged children. ...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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Hand flapping continue in autistic adults?

Hand flapping continue in autistic adults?

It certainly can: Hand flapping sometime fades over time, but it is not at all uncommon for it to continue throughout the life of an autistic individual. It is not harmful, per se; but, when excessive, it can interfere with other more productive behaviors. When severe, it sometimes is treated with antipsychotics, which typically reduce both frequency and duration of the hand flapping. ...Read more

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Can nonverbal learning disability be a form of autism?

No: Non verbal learning disabled individuals may share many of the features of Asperger's disorder, such as anxiety, difficulty with reading nonverbal cues, some awkwardness in social pragmatics. However it s not a form of Autism. ...Read more

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Can kids with mild autism perform well in school?

Can kids with mild autism perform well in school?

They often can: Autism spectrum disorders are complex in terms of cognitive functioning., language, learning disorders, memory, motor and sensory disorders, executive functions, and even rarer neuropsychological factors. Even children labeled "mild" can be very different. Comprehensive neuropsychological assessment to assess these skills can be expensive, but can zero in on learning strategies and needs. ...Read more

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Are motor tics associated with sexual abuse as a child?

Are motor tics associated with sexual abuse as a child?

No: Motor tics are, generally speaking, a biological condition, responsive to behavioral techniques, and medication. ...Read more

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Is snoring linked to speech difficulties in children?

Is snoring linked to speech difficulties in children?

Snoring and Speech: Generally snoring and speech are not related. Not sure, go see an ENT to get an opinion. ...Read more

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Has high riskt to damage cord spermatic during the communication hydrocele surgery in children??

Has high riskt to damage cord spermatic during the communication hydrocele surgery in children??

No: In the hands of a skilled pediatric surgeon, there is extremely little risk of damage to the cord. Make sure your surgeon is comfortable with operating on children and trained to do it. ...Read more

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How helpful would a simple and free communication platform be for children with autism ? Are they too expensive right now?

Not expensive: Contact yoiur local autism society and ask for a list of social pragmatics groups in your area. These can be very helpful ...Read more

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What is non-verbal communication? Does it indicate our health status at all?

What is non-verbal communication? Does it indicate our health status at all?

Certainly!: If you look at someone and they are not breathing. That communicates something to you, right? Start CPR! If a person is more pale or more flushed, sweating more than usual, pupils too big or too small, frowning, smiling, shuffling or staggering when walking, or leaping with joy, etc., all those things can communicate a state of mind, a mood, or an illness, even. ...Read more

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How important is effective communication to health?

Paramount: And unfortunately largely disconsidered in regular practice. The question remains slightly unclear as to whether concerning general communication versus communication with health care providers. Regardless, efficient communication remains critical in the day to day life. ...Read more

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How do drugs interfere with the nerve communication?

How do drugs interfere with the nerve communication?

Comments: Recreational drugs have potential for irreversible harm to brain function, and can certainly short-circuit nerve communications. Most prescription medications are safe without long-term damage (excluding some cancer meds). However, sedation, and tranquilization, issues may cloud brain function, again temporarily. ...Read more

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How can I engage in one-on-one communication with my child?

How can I engage in one-on-one communication with my child?

Look and talk: Look at him or her kindly in the eyes, speak slowly softly and shortly, be positive, patient and do it frequently. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me elements of effective communication?

Can you please tell me elements of effective communication?

Step 1 = LISTEN: According to an old saying, we have 2 ears and 1 mouth for good reason. :-) it's essential to hear what the other person is really saying before we respond. This will improve communication 100%! while the other person is speaking, we humans are often thinking of our own next comment -- so we miss the real message. As we answer, it helps to speak from a place of compassion and centeredness. ...Read more

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In my native language we use the "rolling r" but i simply can't pronounce it. This makes communication very difficult. Any advice would be great.

In my native language we use the "rolling r" but i simply can't pronounce it. This makes communication very difficult. Any advice would be great.

Speech Therapist: Seek the counsel of a qualified speech therapist. Impossible to know "your" native language or the intricacies of the pronunciations on the internet. ...Read more

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What are communication difficulties?

What are communication difficulties?

Not sure re:question: Communication affects many areas of life. Communication involves getting out messages that can be understood and being able to understand messages that you are receiving. Communication also involves body language, tone of voice, facial expressions. Any problems with the above might create communication difficulties. To answer completely, the question needs to be more specific. ...Read more

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Can you guys tell me how breathlessness can cause impaired verbal communication?

Can you guys tell me how breathlessness can cause impaired verbal communication?

Short of breath: If you are very short of breath, you work so hard getting air in and out that vocalizing is difficult. ...Read more

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Why does my brother nod when I ask him a question?He always tried to minimize his verbal communication even though he can speak. See his heath profile

Why does my brother nod when I ask him a question?He always tried to minimize his verbal communication even though he can speak. See his heath profile

Plan: The first of all bring your your concern to your parents. Then we need to know how old he is and is this only related to you or he this way with everybody. How many hours he spend with games, phone and all others gadgets. Is he under the stress : study, peer problems and many other possibility. Discuss this concern with parents. May he need more attention. ...Read more

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Term for communication difficulties?

Term for  communication difficulties?

See below: There's no single term for communication difficulties. Depending on the problem, the issue could be expressive (difficulty expressing self, using spoken language), or receptive (difficulty understanding what is communicated). There are various communication disorders ranging from mild to moderate to severe. ...Read more

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What are some communication disorders?

What are some communication disorders?

Impaired ability: to receive, process, comprehend & send concepts via verbal, non-verbal or graphic symbol systems may be a developmental or acquired disability, either primary or secondary to other neurological & neurodevelopmental disorders of prenatal or post-natal onset & evident in the processes of hearing, language &/or speech. A list is on m.medlineplus.gov/speechandcommunicationdisorders. ...Read more

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What are some communication disorders (slp)?

What are some communication disorders (slp)?

As DSM 5: According to DSM V: Communication Disorders include-Language disorder, lSpeech and sound disorders, Childhood onset Flluency Dsorder (stuttering), Social Communciation Disorders, and unspecified Communiciation Disorder. In some case Autistic Spectrum disorders included. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a communication disorder?

What sort of disease is a communication disorder?

Multifactorial one: I will share this question with experts in the many fields who see people with communication disorders. It can be due to one or many interacting causes. Treatment often involves multiple approaches including education, speech therapy, occasionally medication, etc. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is a communication disorder?

Could you explain what is a communication disorder?

Communication: Disorders include problems related to speech, language and auditory processing (difficulty understanding or interpreting spoken language) and may include simple sound repetitions (stuttering), problems articulating (saying/expressing) words, or complete inability to use speech and language for communication (aphasia). Hearing, voice, and learning disabilities may be involved. ...Read more

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How effective are facilitated communication techniques?

How effective are facilitated communication techniques?

They have not been : proven effective, as they do not increase accurate responses produced by a person with a disability. For the history of its use, see http://www.geocities.ws/validationluna/html/a_history_of_FC_e.html. Picture Exchange Systems via iPad "apps" have proved useful for some children with neurodevelopmental disorders like Autistic Spectrum Disorder. ...Read more

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Is it true that communication hydrocyphalus is curable?

Is it true that communication hydrocyphalus is curable?

Treatable.: Communicating hydrocephalus is a problem with the absorption of spinal fluid through the arachnoid villi. Rarely the problem can correct itself, but generally treatment is necessary before severe damage ensues. Medications can help temporize things, but surgery or shunt placement is almost always required. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about human communication disorders question?

Refer section below: When someone has a communication disability, there are four main areas that can be affected. Depending on the nature of the disability, one or more of these areas can be involved. They include a person’s ability to: • Speak • Understand what others are saying • Read • Write Some of the main types of communication disabilities affect the following--hearing, movement, cognition and language. ...Read more