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Therapies To Break The Chains Of Disabilities

Therapies To Break The Chains Of Disabilities Synopsis Sports-Related Concussions Among Canadians: The Risks And The Treatment ã If you are passionate about…
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Therapies To Break The Chains Of Disabilities Synopsis Sports-Related Concussions Among Canadians: The Risks And The Treatment • If you are passionate about professional sports, you probably heard at least once that players are sitting out on games because of their concussions. Recovering from a concussion can vary and it can be a very slow process. Some people may experience PCS (post- concussive syndrome) symptoms. These are long-lasting impairments that can significantly altersocial-cognitive behaviour. • Concussion therapy has the power to help with brain trauma. Because of the sensitivity of this issue, a team of healthcare professionals usually assesses,offers diagnosis and advice. There are two aspects one should bear in mind when evaluating the seriousness of a concussion: how severe it is and how long do the symptoms persist and the number of concussions suffered previously. • People who have suffered a concussion canget better through structured concussion treatment. This can help accelerate recovery and promote well-being. Since symptoms vary and each individual experiences them differently, it can be tough to say exactly when someone will be fully back to normal and able to perform daily activities. Happily, finding a trustworthy therapist is not necessarily difficult, although it requires some background research. Can we help teachers help kids with dyslexia? • There is no set treatment for dyslexia and the best way to help is to adjust the way reading is taught. One of these is occupational therapy. Occupational therapy encompasses many activities meant to help people develop reading skills. The most common activity used is multisensory structured language education (MLSE) which is often used with both kids and adults . Patients can use other senses to help them recognise sounds and syllables. One example of this is using sandpaper letters to learn spelling or learning syllables by tapping with their fingers. As such, they learn the same sound over and over, helping them to remember it better . • An alternative program is the Lindamood-Bell method. This is not often learnt in school but in private centres instead. In a similar way to MLSE, Lindamood-Bell breaks down learning to read in steps. However, instead of just using other senses to learn to read the word, the program also focuses on understanding content. This is often in the form of imagery and associating a certain word or phrase with a mental image . Can we help teachers help kids with dyslexia? • Speech therapy is usually thought to help articulating words but this is not the case. Speech therapy can be advantageous as it helps the patient develop their vocabulary in addition to helping them develop phonological awareness . It is a skill that helps kids recognise thesound structure in words and identify specific sounds like syllables. Subsequently, they will improve in reading comprehension . • Often in schools, teachers would seek the help of a speech language pathologist or receive training from them. Helping children with dyslexia is often an issue, especially since teachers have limited capacity to help students one on one. This means that many children are often left to their own devices. In addition, teachers do not always have the necessary training to recognise dyslexia or even support them in the classroom . Dysarthria: Did You Know There Is Only One Treatment Option Available? • Speech therapy is the only available treatment for dysarthria. It is important to note that even though results differ depending on the severity of the symptoms, this treatment has improved in many cases the ability to speak. Therapy sessions can include exercises for slowing down speech, improving muscle strength, tongue and lips mobility and breathing exercises. Writing or as of more recently, using technology such as iPads and augmentative reality can also be used as tools in helping improve intelligibility. • A small group study published in the American Journal of Speech- Language Pathology reveals the benefits of speech therapy in patients who had weekly sessions. The treatment consisted of a 60- minute warm-up session followed by 60 minutes of therapy session for a month. Following treatment, patients demonstrated substantial speech improvements. • There have been dozens other studies aiming to shed more light on the positive implications of speech therapy. In spite of being the one single treatment that patients can access, a significant part of those studies are either single, experimental cases, or observational among small groups. You can imagine how significant this unmet need is in the dysarthria community and how important is now than ever to raise awareness about research into the benefits of speech therapy. Autism Rates Are Escalating, Be Prepared As A Parent • The most commonly used type of therapy for autism is applied behavioral analysis (ABA). Its patient-centricity and flexibility are probably the main characteristics that made it successful. ABA aims to help children with autism develop social skills, from learning how to write and using the bathroom to empowering one to engage in social dialogue and even finding a job. Because of how the program is thought out – involving as much as 40 hours a week and a step by step breakdown of objectives, it also promotes discipline, education and confidence. • In a critical review of ABA in autism spectrum disorders it is being revealed that a specific type of therapy called early intensive behavioural a a y a ’ IQ a social skills, and amazingly there is evidence that some cases have been completely cured . Although patients and their families should not embark on this journey expecting a 100% full recovery, that is in most of the cases the goal. • Most importantly, it is important to know that frequency can make a very big difference. The vast majority of study papers have concluded by saying that more hours every week translate into more benefits. Concussions: What To Know And What To Ask • Cognitive rehabilitation speech therapists use evidence-based approaches to efficiently identify the issues and encourage healing. The main benefit is the fact that it is a patient centric therapy. Due to the fact that sessions are one-on-one, it allows patients to recover, help get better and even offer support and effective advice in how to compensate with a difficulty. It also takes into consideration the a ’ a a a . • Cognitive rehabilitation speech therapists use evidence-based approaches to efficiently identify the issues and encourage healing. The main benefit is the fact that it is a patient centric therapy. Due to the fact that sessions are one-on-one, it allows patients to recover, help get better and even offer support and effective advice in how to compensate with a difficulty. It also takes into consideration the a ’ a a a . • Concussion therapy can help at all stages of treatment. In worst case scenarios, during a coma for instance, professionals aim to get a general response to sensory stimulation, prepare for anticipatory recovery and prepare loved ones on how to interact when the patient regains consciousness. As the patient becomes more aware of the situation, a specialist may try to keep focus on basic exercises, like everyday conversation, help reduce confusion and put things in perspective. Late recovery involves an integrated plan for improving speech and memory, social skills strategies and as well self-management at home. The End For more details, please visit: https://therapyspot.ca/
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