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Word Puzzles (Overview)

Daily word puzzles and crosswords puzzles are fun and effective tools to keep the mind fit at any age.


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I'm a really smart kid. I notice i can't do cross words or puzzles and even bubble in multiple choice!? All things i was very good at! not normal ?

I'm a really smart kid. I notice i can't do cross words or puzzles and even bubble in multiple choice!? All things i was very good at!  not normal ?

Learning Challenges: If you are having challenges w crosswords, puzzles, you might have a learning difference. Some people have problems processing information although they are bright. Test anxiety can make it very difficult to succeed in multiple choice tests. Local community college counseling dept can help you sort out your learning styles. Don't give up- albert einstein, thomas edison also had learning problems! ...Read more

Word Puzzles (Overview)

Daily word puzzles and crosswords puzzles are fun and effective tools to keep the mind fit at any age.


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What causes someone to think a word but write another word?

What causes someone to think a word but write another word?

Agraphia/dysgraphia: There are two disorders called Agraphia and dysgraphia. You many want to go and get a neurological test as well as neuro-psych testing to find out if this could be the problem ...Read more

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Word puzzles (Tip)

Make the effort, play card games, word puzzles, join lumosity, track your progress. ...See more

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My son is 17months. Should i be woried he only says 3 words?

My son is 17months. Should i be woried he only says 3 words?

Encourage: A child aged 12- 17 months has a 4 -6 words vocabulary . Repeat words , say aloud and encourage him . At this age they imitate words . ...Read more

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Why do I mix words when speaking?

Not sure what is: meant by mixing words but if this is a change for you & causes impairment - then consider medical eval. ...Read more

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Word puzzles (Tip)

Do daily crossword puzzles. Fun activity for one or more! good mental activity! ...See more

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How many words should a 1 year old have?

How many words should a 1 year old have?

2-4 Words: The standard is that a 1 year old child should have a vocabulary of 2-4 words. ...Read more

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I'm at a loss of words, any suggestions?

I'm at a loss of words, any suggestions?

Develop Scripts: One way to deal with "not knowing what to say" is to develop templates or scripts. Another thing you can do is create 5 to 7 questions you will ask another person when you meet, such as, "where did you grow up?" or "what do you do in your spare time"?
If you focus on learning about the other person and get them to talk about themself, it takes the focus off you. ...Read more

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Word puzzles (Tip)

Learn more. Join new educational courses. Crossword puzzles. ...See more

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When to start simple puzzles with babies?

When to start simple puzzles with babies?

Varies: I don't think there is an exact answer. The child would need to be able to manipulate the pieces. I think by 18 months, most children could do some easy shapes with help. Younger children might be able to do them and then some 2 year olds might have frustration with them. So try them and if they are too frustrating, then wait about 6 months and try again. ...Read more

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How many words should a 21 month old have?

Between 20-22 months: children usually have 25-50 words & say "giant words" like "all gone" & " stop that" then phrases like "Mommy, keys", followed by noun-verb 2-word sentences by age 2. For developmental screens & M-CHAT for social communication, see firstsigns.org. Take results to your pediatrician if concerned & call your state's Early Intervention Program for evaluation of language & overall development. ...Read more

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Word puzzles (Tip)

Use for challenging puzzles, like crossword, or read more, discuss more, and less tv! ...See more

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What is the meaning of the word spasticity?

What is the meaning of the word spasticity?

Velocity dependent: While spasticity has taken on many colloquial meanings, the true meaning is that of a velocity dependent resistance to stretch. A spastic muscle may be able to be stretched slowly, but when the velocity is increased, the stretch causes a reflexive contraction within the muscle to antagonize the stretch. It is very commonly seen in upper motor neuron related diseases (stroke, cp, etc). ...Read more

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Speech issues mumbling and loss of words help!?

Encourage you to : See your primary care provider. Pcm may need to refer for neurological evaluation. ...Read more

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Word puzzles (Tip)

Read, talk to others, do puzzle games, do computer video games. ...See more

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When do babies start connecting words to objects?

When do babies start connecting words to objects?

< 1 years: Infants begin to associate words with objects within the first months of life. The more the parents speak to their baby, the more language the baby will acquire. Most babies know who 'mama' is long before they can say the word. Receptive language can be enhanced by talking with your baby. Describe everthing that you say and do with your child and his receptive language will quickly grow. ...Read more

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What to do about why do I mix words when speaking?

Eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Word puzzles (Tip)

Volunteer, take up chess, do crossword puzzles, write memoirs, enroll in classes, read. ...See more

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What does word displacement mean in medical terms?

In psychiatry,: Getting mad at the boss, coming home and screaming at the family is an example of displacement: throwing emotions not at their cause, but at a convenient target. ...Read more

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What's the a simple defenition of the word spastic?

What's the a simple defenition of the word spastic?

"tightness": The term refers to increased muscle tone with resistance of the joint to change position. The hypertonicity is related to problems within brain or spinal cord, such as stroke, or multiple sclerosis or trauma, as examples. ...Read more

Dr. Tracy Berg Dr. Berg
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Word puzzles (Tip)

Exercise your body, and your mind. Read, puzzles, work, relationships. Check out lumosity website. ...See more

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I am puzzled with understanding my own worry/anxiety?

I am puzzled with understanding my own worry/anxiety?

Please be more: Specific with your question so that we can better help you. ...Read more

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I repeat words in my head all the time. Is that bad?

I repeat words in my head all the time.  Is that bad?

Not Necessarily: It is pretty common to repeat words, phrases, or songs. It becomes a problem if it is so distracting that it keeps us from taking care of daily responsibilites or becomes so frustrating that we become angry or depressed over the practice. If you are repeating things to yourself for hours on end, or not able to carry out daily activities, then it is a problem. ...Read more

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Word puzzles (Tip)

When you see others doing crossword puzzles, they&#x27;re exercising their brains, like lifting weights. ...See more

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At what average age a baby should start speaking words

At what average age a baby should start speaking words

Mama & dada: Babies start saying mama and dada at 10-14 months of age, but they don't attach meaning to their mama or dada words at first. ...Read more

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In easy to understand words, what is food intolerance?

In easy to understand words, what is food intolerance?

Food intolerance: Some foods don't agree with everyone. If your body does not make the natural chemicals to break down a food, you may not digest it well. This can cause nausea, stomach cramps, gas, diarrhea or vomiting. An allergy reaction may cause hives or swelling. You may need to avoid that food for a while (or sometimes longer). Some people will grow out of these problems and can have those foods again. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Greer Dr. Greer
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Word puzzles (Tip)

We think brain is like a muscle - puzzles, chess, suduko, games that require thought and strategy! ...See more