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What are the symptoms of delayed developmental milestones?

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Dr. David Hoffman
Clinical Psychology 22 years experience
What to look for: Really looking for problems with behavior, emotions, social relations that can be caused by with a child seeming to have not developed age appropriate skills in a certain area (use of language, movement, visual processing) where the child's abilities are consistent with someone much younger. Many times such issues are confusing and difficult to pinpoint, so best to see a pediatrician.
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A 32-year-old male asked:

Should I be concerned about a delay in developmental milestones?

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Dr. Patricia Mcguire
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 40 years experience
Yes concern is right: If you are talking about true delays, rather than reaching milestones at the later end of average, then yes it is right to be concerned and to find ways to help your child. Early motor delays can lead to coordination problems for writing and being active with peers. Delays in language has been shown to lead to problems with academics, esp. reading, and social-emotional relationships.
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