Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Apoplexy is a medical term, which can be used to mean 'bleeding' in a cerebrovascular accident. However, without further specification it is rather outdated, and is today rather used for specific conditions, such as pituitary apoplexy and ovarian apoplexy. It can be used non-medically to mean a state of extreme rage or excitement. The word derives from the Greek word apoplēxia (ἀποπληξία).

Deaths attributed to apoplexy

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Recognize the Common Types of Learning Disability

The key to help learning disabled children cope with the disability is for parents to understand the type of problem. Identifying the problem will provide the various supports that parents will need to handle the difficulties of their child.
Furthermore, it is significant for parents to understand that learning disability is not a mental or emotional problem but rather, it affects the writing, speaking, listening and analytical skills of a child. Moreover, the symptoms and effects of learning disability may be different from one child to another.
Dyslexia is a reading disability wherein words and letters are mixed up.
The tendency of a dyslexic, an individual who suffers from dyslexia, is to reverse or invert letters in a word or words in a sentence thus affecting the reading skills. A dyslexic child may read or write the letter “d” as the letter “b” or may write the word “god” instead of “dog”. Moreover, a child with dyslexia may have trouble in following road directions since he or she may have difficulty distinguishing left from right. Experts advise that parents read patiently to a child with dyslexia and explain that words are supposed to be read from left to right.
Dyscalculia is a mathematical disability.
Dyscalculia is a learning disability in which a child experiences difficulty in analyzing numbers and mathematical symbols. A child may have problems in counting numbers, inability to tell time or failure to tell what number comes before or after another number.
Aphasia or Receptive Language Disability makes comprehension difficult.
Aphasia or receptive language disability is associated with the difficulty of a child to comprehend the meaning of words affecting his or her ability to follow verbal instructions. An aphasic child may show signs of helplessness in speaking or pronouncing words or even repeating short phrases. To help an aphasic child, it is important to talk using eye contact and always use simple words and short instructions...NEXT

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Good Reads: Oliver Sacks' "Mind's Eye" and Simon Winchester's "Atlantic"

About half of Oliver Sacks' The Mind's Eye  is precisely what you've come to expect from the physician and professor of neurology and psychiatry: firsthand case studies of people facing unusual neurological obstacles, delivered by a kindly, curious observer.
A pianist has a degenerative condition that is slowly robbing her of the ability to read music (or anything else), another is stricken by aphasia following surgery to remove a blood clot. An author has a sudden stroke and loses his ability to read and remember much, but compensates by learning to read with his tongue; somehow, tracing the shape of letters with his tongue results in comprehension of the word he's spelled. If you're a long-time Sacks reader, you may find yourself learning less about neurology than the surprising amount of coping skills that people can marshal in these instances. ..Next


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