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What Is Mean Iq For Someone With Cp
Anything possible: Cerebral palsy can range from very severe physical and mental effects (quadruplegia & inability to communicate) to minimal local motor effects (one body part paralyzed or weakened) without any mental effects; there is no "average." I have known people with CP who are successful & happy doctors, professors, scientists, writers, musicians, artisits, spouses and parents. Accept no limits. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No.: Hi billybear! no, having a speech delay does not mean a person is autistic. It could be a sign of autism, but it could just be a speech/language disorder. There are also some other disorders of childhood that could result in a speech delay so it is important to have the problem evaluated. The hallmark symptom of autism is impairment in social functioning so speech delay could be present w/o autism. ...Read more
Does dyslexia affect someone's level of intelligence? My eight-year-old son was just diagnosed with dyslexia. I'm concerned this will label him as "dumb" or needing special education. Does dyslexia mean my son has limited intelligence?
No.: Dyslexia has no relationship to intelligence. Many smart accomplished people are dyslexic. It may make it hard for him to learn though, without additional support. Special ed can him help overcome the dyslexia, with specialized reading instruction and additional tools (audio recordings, etc). Please help him get these services at school so he can learn up to his potential and not be limited by it. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Qualitative impair-: ments in reciprocal social interaction & social communication + stereotypical, repetitive movements &/or narow, restricted areas of interest are the atypical observable behaviors required for a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Signs & symptoms are specific for different ages & stages of development or levels of cognitive ability. These are listed on www.autismspeaks.org ...Read more
Be a friend: The best way to help someone with any disability is to treat them as human beings. No one is asking for pity. They are asking to be your friend and supporter. They may need some physical accommodations like help in transportation and it may take more time to communicate with them. Treat them as you would any of your other friends who ask for you help. ...Read more
High functioning: This term is usually used to describe individuals who have difficulty with social interactions, including not being able to read body language, facial expressions and have difficulty tolerating those who do not adhere to social rules. These people often do not seek out social interactions. ...Read more
Difficulty Moving: Cerbral palsy is caused by injury to the areas of the brain that control movement. It can range from a child with weakness in one arm to someone who cannot control there arms or legs. A child may require equipment to walk or be wheelchair bound. It may be accompanied by mental retardation. Typical causes include injury before or after birth, prematurity or asphyxiation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Specific language : impairment is a delay in mastering language in a child with no hearing loss or neurodevelopmental disorder. SLI includes deficits in vocabulary, syntax, grammar, phonological awareness & conversational skills, but not articulation. There is often a family history of SLI. The risk of dyslexia is 40-70%. Early, intensive language therapy & a language-enriched home environment help minimize impact. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm planning to conceive but my rubella IgM is positive with 1.79. What does that mean and is there treatment?
Don't conceive now: Do not conceive now. Positve igm means you have an acute exposure to rubella. If you are conceived now- your baby is at risk to have problem with growth and development as rubella is teratogenic to fetus. Rubella is a virus infection- it takes time until the infection is clearing up. Follow up with your doctor and have follow up on the rubella titer. You can try to conceive when the igm is negativ. ...Read more
Informatics: Medical informatics might be a good fit for someone seeking medical work that isn't heavily interactive with the public. Medical informatics helps doctors and other healthcare personnel create ; manage medical records and other highly sensitive data, in caring for patients. The field is more and more needed in running hospital systems too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My counselor is wanting to diagnosis me with autism my old psychologist said i have moderate to high functioning autism like aspergers is there a test?
None, unfortunately: The diagnosis of Autism or Asperger is mainly with clinical assessment. he doctor bases his or her diagnosis on the child's level of development, and the doctor's observation of the child's speech and behavior, including his or her play and ability to socialize with others. The doctor often seeks input from the child's parents, teachers, and other adults who are familiar with the child's symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Concern for Autism?: Are you seeing delays in the development of many basic skills, most notably the ability to socialize with others, to communicate, and to use imagination? Many are confused in their thinking and have problems understanding the world around them. Behavioral assessments/guidelines & questionnaires are used to identify. Other tests may be used to determine whether a physical problem is the cause. ...Read more
Autistic Disorder is: A categorical diagnosis given when a person's set of observable behaviors meet criteria in the diagnostic & statistical manual used by mental health professionals & developmental/behavioral pediatricians. Because it's the quality of social reciprocity & communication + repetitive movements/narrow, restricted areas of interest, not just a delay, it requires a thorough team evaluation for diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ask him if he has : difficulty understanding that others can have a different point of view than his. Tell him your concerns in a non-judgmental way. Autistic Spectrum Disorder is the sole diagnosis now. It subsumes Asperger Syndrome, but you can use the unapproved scale for adults at http://www.aspires-relationships.com/articles_adult_version_austrailian_scale_for_as.htm to get a general idea of ASD symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Terms are changing: For several decades, pdd (pervasive developmental disorder) was the broad term that included autism asperger's disorder, and several other rare but similar disorders. Gradually, the term autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has gained favor, and the new manual appear to be doing away with pdd in favor of ASD as the broad term. Also, autism and asperger's disorder by go away as distinct diagnoses. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there an association between IQ and learning disabilities, if so how low does my IQ have to be to have a learning disability?
Yes and No: A specific learning disability may occur in someone with a lower than average iq. But the concept of ld is based on the idea that you are not able to learn at the level your IQ would normally allow. Say you read at a normal level for your iq, but cannot understand math or your short term memory won't let you write down a full sentence off the board without looking at each letter, thease ore ld's. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My mother has renal impairment which is the s.creatin =2. What does this mean? What can she do for it?
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