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How does health affect child development

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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
No: Unless your current actions and interactions with the child are an issue there should not be any effect on development.

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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
Established norms: Through observations of groups of kids, normative stages have been established for children, i.e. We know the approximate ages that kids begin to sit ... Read More
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
From Batshaw, " The : End product of neural function that unfolds over time as a result of innate factors determined by the dna sequence & heritable epigenetic modification... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelly Kane
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Not likely: Untreated thyroid disease may create some complications. Congenital hypothyroid(low) can lead to retardation but is usually screened for in the newbo... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leah Alexander
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Either is fine: The most important aspect in a child's development is providing a stimulating environment and interaction with other people, including kids their own ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Studies show that: Viewing tv/videos actually delays language development in kids < 2 years old, so the american academy of pediatrics recommends no viewing till 2, then... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Medical school: Call one of the pediatric hospitals or medical schools in Johannesburg and ask for the Child Development Center. They will have a variety of experts ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
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It can be huge...: A child's general health can definitely affect a child's development, both neurologically and physically. Chronic malnutrition or specific nutritional... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Reynoso
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Depends on meds: A TBI or any related issues can not be transferred to a baby through pregnancy. To give information regarding safety of pain medications, I'd have to... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Get some help: I would recommend he see his doctor and a urologist to make sure that he has no underlying hormonal or anatomic/physiologic problems that nedd to be a... Read More

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