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signs of mental retardation in newborns

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Some do some don't: Most older kids and adults will be aware of their learning and performance difficulties when they have milder forms of intellectual impairment. The mo ... Read More

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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Holmes
Specializes in Pediatrics
One is slang: handicapped covers a whole spectrum of developmental disabilities where retarded is vulgar and no professional uses that term anymore
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A 5-year-old male asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
34 years experience in Family Medicine
Language development: varies a great deal. Not all toddlers develop language at the same rate or in the same way. By 2 years of age, children typically begin to connect wo ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Mental retardation: Unlikely, but please make an appointment to see a Psychologist! Hope all goes well.
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
No: An MRI can identify normal,abnormally formed or damaged areas, but that does not translate directly to abnormal function. A person with intellectual i ... Read More
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Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience in Family Medicine
The : The first thing that needs to be done is to have his parent or guardian schedule a visit with his pediatrician for a initial evaluation. Have his tech ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
There are several : 100's of causes of Intellectual Disability beginning with inherited mutant genes & genetic accidents that occur during egg & sperm formation; ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
50 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Mental retardation i: Mental retardation is used to describe fundtioning that is significantly below someones chronologic age; e.g., someone who is 4 years old but can only ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Many possibilities: A brain can be genetically abnormal (chromosome defect).It can be genetically normal but injured by toxins(lead, alcohol).It can be injured by disease ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
27 years experience in Psychiatry
IQ measure: Mental retardation only reflects points in a scale of intelligency, determined through standarized tests. Autism, on the other hand, is a set of typic ... Read More
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