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Non Verbal Communication In Children
Ritualistic behavior provide security for which age group? Is it toddler, infant, preschool or afolescent?
Preschool: Usually it begins in toddlers and becomes more obvious in pre-schoolers. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
my girl has linguistic difficultys , comprehension of spoken language grammatical immaturity, vocab retention and retrieval for expressive L help Ty ?
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
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
Is there any association between children who are "late talkers" and children who become selectively mute later in life?
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
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 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
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
Girl is 5 and half speech and language therapist say my daughter is developmental behind age 3.3 in language ,grammar poor word finding ,any advice?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How helpful would a simple and free communication platform be for children with autism ? Are they too expensive right now?
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
You betcha: People who are severely short of breath can't talk. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
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
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