ubmslateNT-logo-ubm

NT Mobile Menu

Search form

Topics:

Neurological Disorders: Language & Behavior Issues

Neurological Disorders: Language & Behavior Issues

  • Neurological Disorders: Language & Behavior Issues
  • Clinical Characteristics of 32 Patients with Rapidly Progressive Dementia with Lewy Bodies
  • What are the clinical characteristics of patients with rapidly progressive dementia with Lewy bodies?
  • Due to the heterogeneity of symptoms, more research is needed to determine which patients may experience a more rapid onset of dementia.
  • FDG-PET, Neuropsychiatric Symptoms and the Risk of Incident Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • What is the association between neuropsychiatric symptoms and biomarker changes in elderly, cognitively normal people?
  • Based on these findings, the authors concluded neuropsychiatric symptoms may “be an important additional tool to the biomarker-based investigation of pre-symptomatic Alzheimer's disease.”
  • Gesture Comprehension and Language in Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Investigators examined gesture-language integration and gesture comprehension in young children with autism spectrum disorder.
  • Because gesture integration and comprehension was related to language skill, the authors stated results supported “the tenant that praxis and language networks are functionally linked.”
  • Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in Post-Stroke Aphasia: the Impact of Baseline Severity and Task Specificity
  • Can transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) improve language production in people with chronic non-fluent aphasia due to left hemisphere stroke?
  • The authors recommend further studies to identify patient factors that can predict treatment response in order to “help refine strategies for the administration of therapeutic tDCS.”

Studies on behavioral and cognitive neurology presented at AAN 2017 investigated characteristics of people with rapidly progressive dementia with Lewy bodies and explored the association between neuropsychiatric symptoms and biomarker changes in elderly, cognitively normal people. Research also looked at gesture-language integration and gesture comprehension in young children with autism spectrum disorder and studied transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) as a means to improve language production in people with chronic non-fluent aphasia.

Comments

With respect to gesture interpretation and language in autism: My son does not speak, but can type on his ipad. He writes that he can understand gestures/language/social cues, etc, but it is apraxia that prevents him from showing his understanding. Likewise, his apraxia prevents him from speaking fluently, and from using tools which require fine motor skills easily.
We have found that the more my son can control his body to execute fine motor skills, the more he can speak, follow directions, and show his understanding. For at least a subset of people on the spectrum, the difficulty seems to be lack of motor control, rather than cognitive deficits.

Seanon @

Evidently this is observed in the majority of children with Autism, hence the importance of parents understanding that neuro modulators are part of their drug treatment

Leonardo @

Are we talking about President Trump?

Judith @

I think they're talking about you. this isn't a forum for political opinion

william @

Add new comment

 
Loading comments...

By clicking Accept, you agree to become a member of the UBM Medica Community.