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Oral Motor Exercises For Dysarthria
Yes: The main goal is to promote muscle lengthening, normal range of motion and hand-eye coordination; these are most effective if performed during infancy. Gentle stretching and passive range of motion exercises can be used. Most compensatory adaptation of movement the child tries to use should be discouraged, and normal movement encouraged. Check w/ a physiatrist or osteopathic doctor for specifics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swimming: Ideal Work: Many people can swim regardless of their physical fitness. But, one who is without any muscle or nerve injuries uses most of their muscles to swim. You use your arms, legs buttocks, back and abdominal muscles. You use your neck muscles to turn to breath. But even if one has some weakness or injuries there are ways that being in the water and doing aerobic work helps strengthen muscles. ...Read more
No proven benefit: There are no randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled studies to support the claims of those who provide NFB to older kids & teens with Autistic Spectrum Disorder Level 1 & average or above IQ's. EEG Biofeedback has been used since the 70's. When kids with ASD/ADHD relax & focus on 2-dimensional figures on a screen, a preferred activity, they do well. It doesn't generalize outside the lab. ...Read more
Range of motion: Webs palsy typically occurs from an injury to the brachial plexus, resulting in varying degrees of loss in motor function in the arm. The critical thing is to try to maintain as much passive and active range of motion in the arm and shoulder to prevent contracture so that, if the plexus does recover there will be motion in the joint to allow the muscles and joints to function properly. PT and OT ...Read more
Facial numbness and speech slurred more hand motor skills lost i.e writing, using a spatula,ect. Is there a degenerative disorder that can cause this?
Possibly: These symptoms can be sign serous neurologic problem. You should be evaluated as soon as possible! ...Read more
Good peds OT and PT: Kids with pvl are at greater risk for cerebral palsy among other neuromuscular disorders. There is excellent rehab for kids with pvl, and most of them involve repetitive movement and relearning how to make normal movements, recruiting more brain to enable the movement to happen. Good pt and ot will help with that, and most major centers have them. The local support groups will know the good names. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the exercises done to improve speech and swallowing after having guillian barre syndrome?
What are the exercises apropriate for the massage therapists to improve hand strength and coordination?
Are there any effective exercises to aid in stroke recovery regarding articulation and recovering memory of appropriate words to use?
Complex: Suggest working closely, with an occupational therapist, as he/she can design adaptive devices to improve function. You are close to a famous rehab center, chicago rehab, and am sure there are orthotists and therapists would can design exercises and coping skills. Have found pool therapies to be valuable in these areas. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Speech/Language: Pathology is the field of specialty of American Speech-Language- Hearing Association - certified Speech/Language Therapists. Speech is the motor aspect of language, including articulation, prosody & phonation. See www.asha.org. I guess a speech coach is a psychologist or therapist who helps deal with anxiety associated with stuttering, not an ASHA-certified SLT. ...Read more
Any input on the success rate of using "interactive metronome" for sensory integration disorders or speech delay?
Developed by OTs: From all children's hospital- a computer based program for self care. I am looking at their website http://www.Allkids.Org/body.Cfm?Id=798 https://www.Interactivemetronome.Com/ it looks interesting- but unable to find any studies with large sample size that demonstrates efficacy. ...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 can't predict: You didn't mention the cause of your dysarthria but if it's reversible, then potentially your speech issues can be fixed (right?). However, if your dysarthria is caused by a stroke, it's less likely, at least not w/o extensive ; intensive speech therapy. In fact, you should ask your st for his/her opinion. ...Read more
Definition: difficult or unclear articulation of speech that is otherwise linguistically normal. ...Read more
Can be improved: Speech therapists help immensely, and are very successful with dysarthria. Occupational therapists may provide additional support. Some medications, such as Ritalin (methylphenidate) may improve dysphasia, and occasionally help dysarthria. So, lots of support out there. Get involved in a rehab program. ...Read more
Child neurologist: He should see a child neurologist, someone who specializes in conditions involving the brain and nervous system. ...Read more
Motor neurons....: Dysarthria is a condition in which you have difficulty controlling or coordinating the muscles you use when you speak, or weakness of those muscles. Dysarthria often is characterized by slurred or slow speech that can be difficult to understand. A brain tumor can impinge on the areas of the brain responsible for coordinating speech. ...Read more
Maybe: I have discovered in medicine that many things can happen in car crashes. If it was violent enough i guess a pressure wave from air being rapidly pushed out if your lungs may injure them. Or more likely an injury to the recurrent laryngeal nerve in your neck would cause your vocal to be paralyzed. ...Read more
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