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Poor Language Skills (Overview)

The only objective, reliable, valid way to know the level of language skills is to give receptive vocabulary, word and letter reading, and reading comprehension tests. Once the results of these are known then computerized phonics programs like Earobics and Fast For Word can assist in remediation and improvement of language skills quickly, efficiently and inexpensively.


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Why do I have poor organisational skills, always getting side-tracked and very forgetful of things? What disorders cauSe this? Had it my whole life

Multiple reasons: I reviewed your medical history and it seems that you have been diagnosed with ADHD. While your symptoms are consistent with your diagnosis you will benefit from a full psychology/psychiatry eval. Besides medicine, there is a variety of techniques that should help adjust your expectations and deal with the frustration associated with your symptoms. ...Read more

Poor Language Skills (Overview)

The only objective, reliable, valid way to know the level of language skills is to give receptive vocabulary, word and letter reading, and reading comprehension tests. Once the results of these are known then computerized phonics programs like Earobics and Fast For Word can assist in remediation and improvement of language skills quickly, efficiently and inexpensively.


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Why do siblings have different rates of acquiring language skills?

Why do siblings have different rates of acquiring language skills?

Siblings differ: Siblings differ in language skills just as they differ in sports skills and academic skills. We share only about 50% of ouor genes with our siblings, unless we are indentical twins. But even identical twins show individual variations, like differences in finger prints and preferences for certain activiites. ...Read more

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Want to know how get rid of my poor blood curculation?

Want to know how get rid of my poor blood curculation?

Lipid profile: Chances are your poor circulation is due to arteriosclerosis which in turn is caused by cholesterol deposits on your blood vessels. Talk to your doctor, he will want to take blood tests and probably start you on statins, a medicine used for high cholesterol. ...Read more

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What can I do to help my child with her poor attention skills at school without using drugs?

What can I do to help my child with her poor attention skills at school without using drugs?

Improved structure: Check out chadd. Org for a number of excellent books talking about non-drug stragies for helping with attention. Behavioral interventions can be as effective as medications, but they have to be well designed and maintained. The school psychologist should have a list of strategies worth trying. Like medications, the benefits disappear when you remove the support systems. ...Read more

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How can you prevent poor social skills in someone with learning disabilities?

How can you prevent poor social skills in someone with learning disabilities?

Find a counselor: Who works on teaching social skills, or find a social skills group therapy group. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Poor language skills?

What is the definition or description of: Poor language skills?

Language testing: The only objective, reliable, valid way to know the level of language skills is to give receptive vocabulary, word and letter reading, and reading comprehension tests. Once the results of these are known then computerized phonics programs like Earobics and Fast For Word can assist in remediation and improvement of language skills quickly, efficiently and inexpensively. ...Read more

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Why do siblings have different rates of acquiring language skills?

Siblings differ: Siblings differ in language skills just as they differ in sports skills and academic skills. We share only about 50% of ouor genes with our siblings, unless we are indentical twins. But even identical twins show individual variations, like differences in finger prints and preferences for certain activiites. ...Read more

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What skills should I have to study psychology & I like to study about the boxy language & behaviors (under what category it is placed)?

What skills should I have to study psychology & I like to study about the boxy language & behaviors (under what category it is placed)?

Undergrad degree: In Psychology is probably what you are talking about. In addition to the general courses and college student would take you will need to take courses in research, statistics, general psychology, abnormal developmental psychology, and the like. If you eventually intend to become a psychologist you will need a doctoral degree plus several years of supervised experience and exams. See APA. Org ...Read more

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25 month old son has good language skills (sentence up to to 8 words) but has really never used a pronoun. Always own name. Is it to early to worry?

25 month old son has good language skills (sentence up to to 8 words) but has really never used a pronoun. Always own name. Is it to early to worry?

Not to worry: Be patient and teach him with pictures of family members using the appropriate pronouns. Repetition is the key. They are visual learners. Good luck. If concerned, you can always discuss with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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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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My 2yr old is in a small family daycare we love, . His language &social skills are advanced. Does he need preschool or can we wait until pre-k?

My 2yr old is in a small family daycare we love, . His language &social skills are advanced. Does he need preschool or can we wait until pre-k?

Need? No...: It sounds like your son is in a loving environment. Children his age (and older) learn through play and connection. He doesn't "need" preschool. Read to him, talk to him, explain things to him, and most of all have fun! I bet he is already getting those things at the family daycare. My vote - if you are happy where he is there is no need to change. ...Read more

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What is wrong with my child he is two and a half with advanced language skills. He started stuttering severely and had joint pain and cold symptoms left untreated for 5 weeks. Then got amoxicillen for 10 days and quit stuttering and was fine for 2 weeks.

What is wrong with my child he is two and a half with advanced language skills. He started stuttering severely and had joint pain and cold symptoms left untreated for 5 weeks. Then got amoxicillen for 10 days and quit stuttering and was fine for 2 weeks.

Stress response: An infection or illness can put a strain/stress on our body. This extra stress can cause young children to have a temporary change in behavior, or even a temporary regression in their development. This often goes back to normal once the stressor has been eliminated. I am happy that your son is back to himself! ...Read more

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Could anxiety medication cause poor math skills?

Could anxiety medication cause poor math skills?

Were you previously: Performing well in math and now have reduction in performance? Poorer math skills could actually be related to feeling anxious. Is your medication sedating? If yes, it can be difficult to focus if you are drowsy. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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How could persons with asperger's have good verbal skills, and yet poor social skills?

How could persons with asperger's have good verbal skills, and yet poor social skills?

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 more

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Can you tell me how could persons with asperger's have good verbal skills, and yet poor social skills?

Can you tell me how could persons with asperger's have good verbal skills, and yet poor social skills?

Aspergers Syndrome: This name well not continue as a diagnostic entity. It will now follow under autism spectrum disorder. We refer to the symptoms in this case as "high functioning" autism. They can have extraordinary cognitive skills with social deficits. Relationships are difficult and social cues are often missed. With support and understanding people with this disorder can lead a good life. ...Read more

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Why do I have poor organisational skills, always getting side-tracked and very forgetful of things? What disorders cauSe this? Had it my whole life

Multiple reasons: I reviewed your medical history and it seems that you have been diagnosed with ADHD. While your symptoms are consistent with your diagnosis you will benefit from a full psychology/psychiatry eval. Besides medicine, there is a variety of techniques that should help adjust your expectations and deal with the frustration associated with your symptoms. ...Read more