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What are some sensory-related developmental disabilities?

What are some sensory-related developmental disabilities?

See below: Sensory disability is common in autism, either excessive reaction to light, sound or touch but sometimes the opposite an unusual lack of sensitivity to painful stimulus. ...Read more

Learning Disability (Definition)

process information at a level commensurate with intellectual ability. For example, a person with normal intelligence reading well below grade level or unable to perform age and grade appropriate math problems. There are many forms of LEARNING DISABILITIES . Federal law requires that every child with a learning disability receive educational services that will ...Read more


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What are some behavior disorders related to learning disabilities?

What are some behavior disorders related to learning disabilities?

Anxiety: Is often found in kids and teens with learning disabilities , as they have found school frustrating and not as rewarding as children without learning difficulties. ...Read more

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What causes learning disabilities?

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What causes learning disabilities?

LD: Ld such as dyslexia, is linked to certain genes that control how the brain developed. It is inherited. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of learning disability?

What are the symptoms of learning disability?

Comprehension : Ld people have varying degrees of difficulty to comprehend or process information. Sometimes the input is visual, sometimes it's verbal, depending on the disability. Sometimes it's the outputs that are inefficient, as in an expressive language problem. This makes learning very trying. Accommodations really help these learners ...Read more

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What are most costly developmental disabilities?

What are most costly developmental disabilities?

Developmental: There is no right answer. I would say inability to learn or self care is one of the more costly since it takes 1:1 care at all times. "if you teach a man to fish, he can feed himself and others". Any disability has enormous costs associated with it. ...Read more

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What are some common learning disorders?

What are some common learning disorders?

Several: Ld is defined on the basis of a major gap between a person's overall intelligence and his/her ability in a specific academic domain. Named ones are reading disorder (dyslexia), mathematics disorder, and disorder of written expression. There also is ld not otherwise specified, for those with problems not captured by the above. It can't be because of lack of opportunity to learn. ...Read more

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What are some disorders related to learning disabilities in teens?

What are some disorders related to learning disabilities in teens?

Depression: Learning problems are evident by very early school years. If new difficulty develops in teenage, more serious issues may be present. Most common is depression, but progressive brain disorders must be considered. Drug and alcohol abuse may be an issue to explore. Opposition defiant disorder may be a cause. ...Read more

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Are there medications that can help improve learning disabilities?

Are there medications that can help improve learning disabilities?

Yes and No: The DX of a learning disability implies a child is not able to process information in a certain area at the level expected of their intellegence. This implies a kids brain is wired differently & may or may not improve in the area. About 40% of add kids have an ld & treatment of the add may permit the child to focus more thinking time on a problem and do better. I know of no meds that fix an ld. ...Read more

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Are there any mentally retarded people who are also savants, like in autism?

Are there any mentally retarded people who are also savants, like in autism?

Definitions change: The original term was "idiot savant." the reason these rare individuals are of such interest is that often their overall capabilities, what most of us would think of as intelligence, is quite low, and yet in one or two specific areas, they have skills vastly superior to the average population. The term "autistic savant" is now preferred, but mental retardation usually is a part of the picture. ...Read more

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What are some communication disorders?

What are some communication disorders?

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

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What are some societal issues of adhd?

What are some societal issues of adhd?

Many. : Social skill acquisition is learned. This is one of the primary areas of an add pts problem. Usually add pts are 2-4 years behind their chronological age peers in acquiring these skills. This can cause problems as suspected. Eventually, if treated with stimulant medication, these patients catch up with their peers. Usually this occurs around age 25. ...Read more

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What are treatments for psycho motor impairment?

What are treatments for psycho motor impairment?

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

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Are there any environmental facts that can cause dyslexic?

Are there any environmental facts that can cause dyslexic?

??: Not sure what your question is. Here is a website that may help answer some of your questions: http://www.american-dyslexia-association.com ...Read more

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What are some mental/physical conditions that causes distorted speech?

What are some mental/physical conditions that causes distorted speech?

Speech: Stroke can cause impairment in comprehension or expression of language, severe schizophrenia, autism, aspergers can cause language disturbances. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments for psycho-motor impairment?

Are there any treatments for psycho-motor impairment?

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 more

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What dangers are there for epileptic children in schools?

What dangers are there for epileptic children in schools?

Seizure: There is always a risk of a patient with seizures to have one at any time. Therefore the best thing is to be prepared with a safety plan. Your neurologist can give you and the school instructions of what to do in the event of a seizure. ...Read more

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Are learning disabilities hereditary?

Are learning disabilities hereditary?

Sometimes: Some forms of LD, such as certain types of dyslexia, are clearly inherited, others are not. Its always useful to ask about relatives, especially parents when evaluated LD> ...Read more

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What are some implications of brain surgery to cure epilepsy? E.G. Ethical, economical, social

What are some implications of brain surgery to cure epilepsy? E.G. Ethical, economical, social

Works well sometimes: Surgery for intractable epilepsy works well in specific cases. This is generally only done if patients fail to respond to at least 3 drugs to control epilepsy. In these cases, the patients that do best have an isolated focus of abnormality on eeg and mri. ...Read more

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What tests and interventions are there for impaired memory, please?

What tests and  interventions are there for impaired memory, please?

Dx Memeory Loss: Start with your medical doctor and d/w them your concerns..Your md should take a full hx and perform physical. If labs are needed get: cbc, chem-14, thyroid panel, b-12/folate, vit d-25-oh level, cardio CRP and lipid panel. If there is an underlying depression get treatment. Sometines MRI brain scannig and eeg may be warrented. A psychology eval can help as well to eval for depression. Consider a. ...Read more

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Learning Disability (Definition)

process information at a level commensurate with intellectual ability. For example, a person with normal intelligence reading well below grade level or unable to perform age and grade appropriate math problems. There are many forms of LEARNING DISABILITIES . Federal law requires that every child with a learning disability receive educational services that will ...Read more


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Disabilities (Definition)

Disabilities is a term that describes a mental or physical condition that limits one's abilities to carry out the ...Read more