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Doctor insights on: What Part Of The Brain Is Responsible For Motor Skills

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How are fine motor skills controlled by the brain?

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How are fine motor skills controlled by the brain?

Fine motor skills: The Primary Motor Cortex along the Pre central gyrus of the brain. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, can viral meningitis affect motor skills or brain function in child?

Hello doctors, can viral meningitis affect motor skills or brain function in child?

Depends on the virus: The majority of viruses produce mild to moderate symptoms during the illness and rare if any long term complications. However, herpes virus can produce major damage and long term complications (CP,Death).It can occur in the newborn period or later in life with a variable level of intensity.It attacks both the brain coverings (meninges) and the brain substance (encephalitis). ...Read more

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If someone gets brain radiation will it make there symptoms like depression and apathy and loss of motor skills get better?

If someone gets brain radiation will it make there symptoms like depression and apathy and loss of motor skills get better?

No: Radiation is likely to make matters worse. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is depression and anxiety, impotence loss of sweat and fatigue, small loss of motor skills a sign of a brain tumor?

Is depression and anxiety, impotence loss of sweat and fatigue, small loss of motor skills a sign of a brain tumor?

Here are some...: Sorry to hear someone suffering from what described, but no definite answer could be deduced & offered. To come up a possible diagnosis could be reached by following the instructions described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you gain much insight on how to work closely with doc to sort out right Dx for right Rx, care, and counseling. ...Read more

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What can I could to improve fine motor skills, muscle tone in cerebral palsy?

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 more

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What are fine and gross motor skills?

What are fine and gross motor skills?

Little vs. big: Fine motor skills involve small movements (fingers, toes, lips, wrists, tongue) such as picking up a raisin, grabbing a cup. Gross motor skills involve larger muscles (arms, legs, trunk, feet) and big movements such as running, jumping, hopping, walking. ...Read more

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How are fine motor skills affected by intelligence?

How are fine motor skills affected by intelligence?

Learning is directly: related to cognitive ability; motor planning is an executive function. However, research done in Holland did not find a 1:1 correlation between IQ & fine motor (f.m.) skills. It did find an average 10-point decrease in scores on f.m. tests for every standard deviation or 15-point decrease in kids with IQ scores below 85. ~ 70% of people have IQ's of 85-115, the low-average- high average range. ...Read more

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Can acute porphyria cause problems with fine motor skills?

Can acute porphyria cause problems with fine motor skills?

Acute porphyria: Muscle weakness can be a symptom can comes with exacerbation of acute intermittent porphyria. Fine motor skill difficulties alone is unlikely to be the result of acute porphyria. See your PCP for any concerns about fine motor skills. Here is info on acute intermittent porphyria. http://www.porphyriafoundation.com/about-porphyria/types-of-porphyria/AIP ...Read more

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Can you tell me examples of fine motor skills for toddler?

Can you tell me examples of fine motor skills for toddler?

Sure: These are movements made with small muscles of hands. Some of these skills are pointing, using both hands to hold a toy, building a tower of two blocks, scribble with a crayon, using a spoon with some spilling, taking off their own socks. ...Read more

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What are normal gross and fine motor skills for a 3-year-old?

What are normal gross and fine motor skills for a 3-year-old?

Incomplete list here: Use Developmental Screens on first signs.org & healthy children.org. A 3-yr. old displays normal quality of movement to draw a circle & a cross, use scissors, hold crayon with thumb & fingers, throw ball overhand, catch ball using both hands, dress self (no fasteners), walk up & down stairs alternating feet, ride trike, etc. Public Schools' Child Find Teams assess kids age 3-5, free of charge. ...Read more

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Sudden onset of repeating oneself, difficulty writing> due to fine motor skills?

Sudden onset of repeating oneself, difficulty writing>  due to fine motor skills?

Writer's cramp: No single treatment strategy is appropriate for every case of writer's cramp. One of the most effective methods is adapting tasks to try to avoid triggering the dystonic movements--this may involve occupational therapy or using assistive/adapted devices. ...Read more

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A 2 1/2 boy can't talk, eat with spoon or dtink from cup without lid. Motor skills below average. What can I do where can I get help?

A 2 1/2 boy  can't talk, eat with spoon or dtink from cup without lid. Motor skills below average. What can I do where can I get help?

Talk to his doc!: Talk to his family physician or pediatrician. He should be undergoing periodic well child examinations. You (or his parent/guardian) should express your concerns. There are standardized rating scales that we use to be sure each child is meeting developmental milestones. Since he's fallen off the curve, he should be referred to an occupational therapist & developmental ped for further evaluation. ...Read more

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4year old who is hyperactive..Struggles with his speech and his motor skills are not at par but can count to 30 and does a 60piece puzzle?

4year old who is hyperactive..Struggles with his speech and his motor skills are not at par but can count to 30 and does a 60piece puzzle?

Peds neurologist: He should be seen by a pediatric neurologist. You describe several areas of problems. Some areas are perhaps doing quite well, whilst others are not. This bears investigation. ...Read more

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I was involved in a motorcycle accident a few years ago and i believe it has effected my motor skills . what type of testing do i need to do in order to find out ?

I was involved in a motorcycle accident a few years ago and i believe it has effected my motor skills . what type of testing do i need to do in order  to find out ?

Physical and neuro: Best off with evaluation by a neurologist with physical and neuro exam. May also need EMG evaluation of motor function as well as possibly MRI or CT.. If affected your ability to work may also want evaluation by a physiatrist (rehab doctor) as to steps to take to help recover. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Can scoloiss can effect motor skills?

Can scoloiss can effect motor skills?

May or may not: It depends if there is neurologic or musculoskeletal involvement. This is more likely to be a problem the more extensive the scoliosis is ...Read more