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Remedies For Language Impairment
"A Language impairment is defined as a disorder in one or more of the basic learning processes involved in understanding or in using spoken or written language. " See: http://www.fldoe.org/academics/exceptional-student-edu/ese-eligibility/language-impairment-li.stml. This can include: Phonology , Morphology, ...Read more
See below: Treating psychomotor retardation is generally linked with treating its underlying cause, which is usually severe depression or bipolar disorder. Treatment sometimes involves therapy; individuals who meet with therapists on a regular basis can sometimes progress beyond their illnesses and lead mentally healthy lives. In other cases, the nature of the disorder necessitates medication. ...Read more
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
Depends what u mean: This can cover gross motor skills like gait, or fine motor skills like handwriting. A variety of therapists might be involved such as physical therapists and occupational therapists. Assessment might be done by physicians such as neurologists or rehab med doctors or neuropsychologists. Assessment usually guides the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Such a buzz about galantamine (galantamine hydrobromide) Improving bipolar cognition. Do you suggest this medicine or adapting, coping, compensating for bipolar memory problems?
Unimpressed: I'm unimpressed with any single medication as sole treatment strategy to thing as complex as cognition whether for Dementia, Bipolar, etc. Exception would be cases where low B12, D, folate, (folic acid) or thyroid, are proven causes of problem. Otherwise, proactive strategies to stimulate cognition much better chance of success (in my opinion). Want to talk about it? Write me: www.healthtap.com/dr-drsaghafi ...Read more
I have moderate hearing loss w/bi lat. hearing aides. Which is better: learning sign language w/no hearing aides, or hearing aides w/no sign language?
My vote is for...: Hearing aids with no sign language is better than sign language with no hearing aids. With hearing aids, one can hear broadcasts, such as music or voice, and one can hear what other people say (because the vast majority of people don't know how to express themselves using sign language). Also, with hearing aids, one can hear sounds from machines (like cars) and from animals (such as barking). ...Read more
my girl has linguistic difficultys , comprehension of spoken language grammatical immaturity, vocab retention and retrieval for expressive L help Ty ?
Not likely: Carrots might help with actual vitamin a deficiency - an extreme rarity in the usa. If your vision is impaired you need to have it evaluated and determine the remedy - eyeglasses, surgery, inherited problem, something needing medication? See your ophthalmologist for diagnosis and a proper path of treatment. ...Read more
Depends: Dyspraxias are difficulties in planning/executing complicated, multistep activities. Breaking the skill into component parts and getting help from a therapist (pt, ot or st) to better understand the motor planning needed and practice the various steps can result in improvement. Seek an evaluation from a therapist. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Many disorders can cause psychomotor retardation, for example, parkinson's disease, depression, schizophrenia, etc. These are all treatable diseases and are treated differently. Finding a doctor who is able to diagnose these diseases is the first step towards finding the helpful treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What medical treatment options are available for kids with attention deficit without hyperactivity?
Stimulant & non-: stimulant medications are equally as effective for ADHD-Primarily Inattentive Type as for ADHD-Combined Type. The 9 symptoms of Inattention impact academics more than the 9 symptoms. of Hyperactivity/Impulsivity. One research method to measure efficacy of ADHD meds is to confirm that the kids get more math problems done & more correct when meds levels are optimal in their bloodstreams. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does memory impairment affect the ability of an elder dementia patient to use verbal language?
Not great: The verbal langauage declines as the dementia progresses. Any new verbal and non-verbal language will not process into the brain for learning purpose and carrying out function. So stick with the simple and familiar verbal langauage for now. There is an interested concept of conservation for dementia individuals called "landmark" or "elderspeak". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fine motor skills: It is important to emphasize that one size does not fit all when designing a therapeutic intervention for children with motor skills disorder. It is also important to understand that although many interventions are offered, very few have been rigorously tested and proven to be effective. ...Read more