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What happens if someone is referred to as "developmentally delayed" does that mean they will eventually catch up?

What happens if someone is referred to as "developmentally delayed" does that mean they will eventually catch up?

Sometimes...: Human development encompasses many areas: learning, language, motor skills, social skills, cognitive skills, etc. Sometimes certain situations during pregnancy or early childhood create a "delay" in 1 or many of these areas. Therapy with specialists can help greatly improve these problems. How much the person "catches up" depends on many factors like age and if other medical problems are present ...Read more

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What are developmentally delayed babies?

What are developmentally delayed babies?

Skill delays: Development of skills are one of the main observations made in early childhood to estimate the normal potential of a baby. We expect them to attain a responsive smile, coo, sit stand, walk, jump, etc. All at specific times. If not present by a certain time, the baby is "developmentally delayed" or not progressing normally & efforts to find out why are undertaken. ...Read more

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My son is slightly developmentally delayed. Found terminal deletion of 10q26.3 at a lower end scale of 2.2mb. What specifically does it affect?

My son is slightly developmentally delayed. Found terminal deletion of 10q26.3 at a lower end scale of 2.2mb. What specifically does  it affect?

Only a geneticist : Who examines your child & the cgh results can tell you. 10q terminal deletion syndrome presentation varies depending on its size & the functions of the deleted genes. See http://www.Rarechromo.Org/information/chromosome%2010/10q25%20and%2010q26%20deletions%20ftnw.Pdf. Anomalies of inner ears, eyes, heart, genitourinary tract + motor, communication, cognitive & behavioral problems can occur. ...Read more

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My 18mths old son has oculogyric crisis almost every 3 days. He is developmentally delayed. He is not on any medications. How do I treat his crisis?

My 18mths old son has oculogyric crisis almost every 3 days. He is developmentally delayed. He is not on any medications. How do I treat his crisis?

See the pediatrician: Your child should be evaluated if this is new. He may need to be seen by a pediatric neurologist as well. It's probably not oculogyric crisis in the absence of a medication but should still be explored. ...Read more

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I have a developmentally delayed son with odd behaviour. I have suspected autism, but his mother is in denial.Please suggest a course of action that we can take.

I have a developmentally delayed son with odd behaviour. I have suspected autism, but his mother is in denial.Please suggest a course of action that we can take.

Consider CHAT screen: When infants and toddlers show developmental delay, parents often blame themselves for delays which could not have been foreseen or prevented. I would recommend a chat autism screen as well as a denver developmental screen by your pediatrician. If 2 or more delays in speech, fine motor or gross motor skills, your pedi should refer you to a developmental specialist and speech/physical therapy. ...Read more

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My 4 year old child waa seen by a deveopmental specialist. Hr is developmentally delayed and weak muscle tone. What could cause this? Should I worry

My 4 year old child waa seen by a deveopmental specialist.  Hr is developmentally delayed and weak muscle tone. What could cause this?  Should I worry

Many things: The list of conditions that can cause developmental delay and hypotonia (weakness) is extensive (metabolic disorders, genetic abnormalities, trauma during delivery and more). Speak with your developmental pediatrician again to get a better idea of what they feel might be the cause. Hopefully, therapy of some sort (physical, occupational and speech) will be initiated, early intervention is key. ...Read more

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Is delayed myelination in children permanent?

Is delayed myelination in children permanent?

Myelinization: Delayed myelinization usually represents an intrauterine event and as such is usually permanent. ...Read more

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What is a good at-home risk assesment for children for developmental delays?

What is a good at-home risk assesment for children for developmental delays?

MCHAT: The mchat is a good at home screening tool for autism https://m-chat.Org (many pediatricians use it in the office as well) also healthychildren.Org click on the ages and stages tab. Normal milestones are listed for 1 to 3 months, 4 - 7 months etc. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of delayed reaction allergies in young children?

What are symptoms of delayed reaction allergies in young children?

Delayed reaction: Symptoms do not appear for hours or even days. Poison ivy and similar plants cause some of the best-known delayed hypersensitivity reactions. When a person first touches the plant, no reaction occurs for the first 24 to 48 hours. Read more: http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/253484-types-of-delayed-reaction-allergies/#ixzz2vcsli9lf. ...Read more

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Was told by a GI nurse that Crohn's patients shouldnt have children bc they can have development delays. Any truth to that?

Was told by a GI nurse that Crohn's patients shouldnt have children bc they can have development delays. Any truth to that?

No: People with crohn's disease have healthy children too. Having children is very personal. You might want to check with your OB to see if you are healthy enough to tolerate a pregnancy. Best wishes. ...Read more

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