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A 22-year-old female asked:

Am a physical therapy dr hav this child that can walk and stand bu not alone he just afraid to stand alone he must feel supported what can i do for ?

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Dr. Joseph Shen
Cardiac Electrophysiology 31 years experience
Use toys : You need to wean the child step-by-step using play toys gradually distant yourself. Be patient, it will happen. Have fun!
Dr. Connie Topliff
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Need more info: Re age, social situation, etc. How far off milestones? Other med issues? Know you've considered many possibilities. Some thought-if very young, is there any possibility of pain contributing (hips)? Also, how is proprioception? And then, of course, there's poss psychosocial issues. What is maternal bond like? Response to rewards? Consider discussing w pediatrician & poss child psych evaluation.

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Last updated Oct 24, 2017

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