Course teaches students to provide better health care for people with disabilities
The students in nursing professor Lauren Clark ’s class sat rapt as guest speaker Susy Thiele described a recent frustrating visit to see a gynecologist.Thiele, who lives with cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, was told prior to her appointment that there would be a lift to assist her onto the exam table. But when she got there, they could not accommodate her in her wheelchair.“It’s kind of wrong and sad that in our day and age, the technologies that they might have — you know, the simple things, there just in case — aren’t there,” Thiele said.Thiele and her caregiver, Mary Esquivel, were speaking to the s...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 5, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

What It ’s Like Living With Aphasia—and How to Support a Loved One With the Condition
Bruce Willis, the 67-year-old actor and star of classic action movies like Die Hard, is halting his acting career after being diagnosed with the language disorder aphasia. On March 30, his daughter Rumer, ex-wife Demi Moore, and other family members announced the diagnosis on Instagram. “Our beloved Bruce has been experiencing some health issues and has recently been diagnosed with aphasia, which is impacting his cognitive abilities,” the family wrote. “As a result of this and with much consideration Bruce is stepping away from the career that has meant so much to him.” [time-brightcove not-tgx=R...
Source: TIME: Health - March 31, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate medicine Source Type: news

What it's like to have aphasia, the 'devastating' language disorder Bruce Willis has
There are over 100,000 Canadians living with aphasia, a communication disorder that affects the ability to understand and express language, according to the Aphasia Institute. Christine Patten is one of them. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 31, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

Bruce Willis to retire from acting due to aphasia diagnosis
The action star is ‘stepping away from his career’ after being diagnosed with a language disorder which affects his ability to communicate #actionstar #brucewillis (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bruce Willis is "stepping away" from his acting career due to aphasia diagnosis, family says
Aphasia is a language disorder that impacts a person's ability to communicate. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bruce Willis Stepping Away From Acting Following Aphasia Diagnosis
Bruce Willis’ family has announced the actor is retiring from the profession after being diagnosed with aphasia, a language disorder caused by brain damage that affects a person’s abili… #brucewillis (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chris Kamara health: Presenter's condition explained as he gives update - 'I am ok ish'
SOCCER SATURDAY'S Chris Kamara has received an outcry of support after revealing he has developed an uncommon speech disorder. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Associations between self, peer, and teacher reports of victimization and social skills in school in children with language disorders - Sureda-Garc ía I, Valera-Pozo M, Sánchez-Azanza V, Adrover-Roig D, Aguilar-Mediavilla E.
Previous studies have shown that teachers and parents of children with language disorders report them to have higher victimization scores, a heightened risk of low-quality friendships and social difficulties, and may be more vulnerable to peer rejection th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Telemedicine May Not Work for Speech, Voice Therapy
MONDAY, Aug. 9, 2021 -- Telemedicine may fall short when it comes to people with voice and speech disorders, researchers report. There was a significant rise in telemedicine use -- health visits using computer, tablet or smartphone video... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 9, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

When is Post-Operative Bleeding Most Likely to Occur after a Tonsillectomy?
Discussion Tonsillectomy is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures in the US with pressure equalizing tubes and circumcisions also being among the top procedures. About 500,000 are performed yearly in the US in children under 15 years. Primary indications are recurrent throat infections (e.g. “< 7 episodes in past year, < 5 episodes in the past 2 years, or < 3 episodes per year in the past 3 years.”) and obstructive sleep apnea. Potential complications include: *Pain – treated with ibuprofen or acetaminophen as the first choice and other medications as needed. Pain control also d...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 19, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

What Are the Different Types of Language Disorders?
Title: What Are the Different Types of Language Disorders?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 6/17/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/17/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - June 17, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Occurrence of speech-language disorders in the acute phase following pediatric acquired brain injury: results from the Ghent University Hospital - Alighieri C, De Maere K, Poncelet G, Willekens L, Linden CV, Oostra K, Van Lierde K, D'haeseleer E.
This study investigated the occurrence of speech-language disorders during the acute phase of recovery in children with acquired brain injury (ABI) with an age between 0 and 16  years.METHODS: A retrospective chart analysis was performed incl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

What Are Some Etiologies for Intellectual Disability?
Discussion “Intellectual disability (ID) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that is characterized by deficits in both intellectual functioning and adaptive function whose onset is in the development period.” Global developmental delay (GDD) is used to describe children from 0-5 years old with significant delays in 2 or more developmental areas. These delays may be transient but up to 2/3 of children with GDD will have ID. Overall 1-3% of the general population has ID which makes it very common. Most children with GDD/ID are identified because of delays in meeting milestones or general academic achievement. ID pat...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 3, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

New research shows how fast our brains are at 'recording' new words
(Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech)) How much time does a brain need to learn a new word? A team of Skoltech researchers and their colleagues monitored changes in brain activity associated with learning new words and found that cortical representations of the sound and meaning of these words may form in just 1 to 2 hours after exposure without any night's sleep consolidation, as earlier research suggested. This research has implications for diagnosing speech disorders and improving the efficiency of learning. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The New Neuroscience of Stuttering The New Neuroscience of Stuttering
After centuries of misunderstanding, research has finally tied the speech disorder to certain genes and brain alterations ― and new treatments may be on the horizon.Knowable Magazine (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 5, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news