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Doctor insights on: Activities For Developmentally Delayed Children

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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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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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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 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 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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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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Does changing activities causes delay of period? Like changing in wake up time.

Menses irregular: Many different things can affect the regularity of your periods. Anything that influences hormonal levels and this can be both physical and psychological changes that produce these. Do not worry unless grossly abnormal and does not ultimately correct itself. ...Read more

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My son is 2 years old and developmently closer to 1. He possibly has Pallister Killian Syndrome. When should we know how delayed he'll remain.? Age ?

My son is 2 years old and developmently closer to 1. He possibly has Pallister Killian Syndrome.  When should we know how delayed he'll remain.? Age ?

Developmental pace: At young ages faster and slower developmental paces can be related to lots of different things. A developmental pediatrician can check his developmental level and give you recommendstions of activities to help support his development at his natural pace. Don't worry. Give him an environment rich in healthy experiences. Create a play group with 1 or 2 other children so he can learn from others. ...Read more

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If I put off having children until my 30s or later, do I have a greater chance of getting endometriosis? Also, is there any truth to the belief that delayed childbirth can lead to endometriosis?

If I put off having children until my 30s or later, do I have a greater chance of getting endometriosis? Also, is there any truth to the belief that delayed childbirth can lead to endometriosis?

I believe that these: Are not physiologically connected (a former mentor of mine did). Delaying childbearing can increase your rate of subfertility. In a population of infertile women who have laparoscopy, up to 40% will have endometriosis. If you are on birth control pills you are likely helping yourself reduce the risk of endometriosis. ...Read more

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What kind of services are recommended for small children with 6q deletion and developmental delay?

What kind of services are recommended for small children with 6q deletion and developmental delay?

From birth- 3 years,: a child with 6q deletion qualifies for your state's Early Intervention Program, usually through the health division. From 3-5 years, he qualifies for Early Childhood Special Education Services. Contact Child Find of your local school district. Apply to SSA for Social Security funds & for the Katie Becket Program at the same time. If your income is too high for SSI, you may get Katie Beckett funds ...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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Can sudden change in amount if physical activity cause a delay in your period? Went from minimal to heavy 7 days/wk activity.

Can sudden change in amount if physical activity cause a delay in your period? Went from minimal to heavy 7 days/wk activity.

Possibly: Many things, including strenuous exercise, can effect your cycles. However this is a somewhat longer term effect. If you are expecting your period now and only increased your exercise 2 weeks ago, you need to look for other explanations of the delay. ...Read more

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How does the bio-psychosocial framework help us understand whether a child is age appropriately on track developmentally, or delayed? As aprofessional

How does the bio-psychosocial framework help us understand whether a child is age appropriately on track developmentally, or delayed? As aprofessional

Developmental/ : Behavioral Pediatricians use a biopsychosocial model to look for genetic, biological/ medical & environmental factors that lead to a child's difficulties in development/ academics, behavior & peer interaction. Standardized tests of all developmental domains from birth-4, IQ, processing & achievement in kids 5 & up & communication, social/adaptive & motor skills in all ages reveal areas of delay. ...Read more

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Can i put off menopause to try to get pregnant? I didn't think i wanted children, but now that I have found the right partner we are thinking about trying to get pregnant. However, i'm worried at 44 i'm too close to menopause. Is there a way to delay it?

Can i put off menopause to try to get pregnant? I didn't think i wanted children, but now that I have found the right partner we are thinking about trying to get pregnant. However, i'm worried at 44 i'm too close to menopause. Is there a way to delay it?

There : There is no way to delay menopause. Schedule a visit with your gynecologist, lab tests can be done to check your hormone levels to determine your fertility. Be aware that if you become pregnant you are considered ama (advanced maternal age) which places your baby at a higher risk for chromosomal disorders such as down's syndrome. There are ways to determine if your baby is healthy while in utero (amniocentesis). Your doctor will be able to explain all your options and risks in great detail.
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When you put a child with speech delay age 3 in a class of autistic children can they pick up their behaviors?

Possibly, however,: Speech = articulation, the motor aspect of language. A child with receptive & expressive language delay" has impaired ability in comprehending language & in verbalizing ideas. Language is best learned from birth-5. Autism pre-k has 6 hrs. Of intensive instruction. Developmental delay pre-k has 2 1/2 hrs. Of instruction for children with various needs. Try the higher level of service first. ...Read more

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