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what is slow motor development

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
41 years experience Pediatrics
Late acquisition: of skills involving movement. Late crawling, sitting, standing, walking, immature use of hands, sometimes accompanied by low muscle tone.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Willett
17 years experience Pediatrics
Many things: Motor development is a complex series of gains in coordination and strength. In infants, lack of tummy-time can lead to late crawling due to weaker up ... Read More
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Muscle tone/strength: A signal from the brain passes through the spinal cord, then to a nerve that ends at what is called a neuromuscular junction, where the electrical imp ... Read More
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Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder answered
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
OT, PT, family, too: Occupational therapy (ot) generally deals with fine motor or upper extremity (arm, forearm, hand) plus many daily living activities. Physical therapy ... Read More
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Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Physical therapy: Enrilling the baby as soon as possible in intensive physical therapy might help to improve the chances of better outcome on the motor aspect of child ... Read More
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Most NICU's refer: Infants with hie to the state early intervention program for assessment & needed therapies. Such services are mandated by the public law idea part c f ... Read More
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Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
35 years experience Pediatrics
I wouldn't worry: Moms who have chlamydia while pregnant have an increased risk of premature birth and intrauterine infection. The babies have risk of infection especi ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Maternal Cocaine and alcohol addiction are 2 things that can place infants at risk for delays in motor development. Cocaine may also interfere with m ... Read More
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Dr. Mitzi Johnson
36 years experience Integrative Medicine
Not really: Chlamydia during pregnancy is more known to cause eye infections and/or less frequently pneumonia in the newborn period. These are treatable and don't ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: The children who were exposed to cacaine before birth often lag in motor skills, especially fine motor skills, at least through two years of age. In ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
38 years experience Family Medicine
Peds exam: Denver assessment.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Expectations: We expect newborns to meet certain milestones in development to consider their progress normal. Infants are expected to roll over at 4-5 mo, get to si ... Read More
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Dr. Ernest Bordini
32 years experience Clinical Psychology
Improved: Delayed motor or other skills are probably badly named since they sound like a flight schedule. Its really complex since delays can be treated with t ... Read More
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