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Causes Of Delays In Gross Motor Skills
Little vs. big: Fine motor skills involve small movements (fingers, toes, lips, wrists, tongue) such as picking up a raisin, grabbing a cup. Gross motor skills involve larger muscles (arms, legs, trunk, feet) and big movements such as running, jumping, hopping, walking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thick, sticky middle: ear fluid may cause temporary conductive hearing loss & diminish articulation or reduce language comprehension & acquisition in a child. It does not cause persistent Developmental Articulation Disorder or Receptive/ Expressive Language Disorder after it clears spontaneously or by surgery, nor does it cause delays in fine or gross motor skills. Seek assessment for a neurodevelopmental disorder. ...Read more
Mychild has mild hypotonia in legs only, he is 10 months old, normal MRI and spectroscopy, delayed motor skills only, what could be the problem?
Many things: If his other milestones are normal then this narrows it down a bit. We want to know details of his birth history, early life, nutrition factors, overall growth, and family history to just name a few things in order to figure this out. Is the motor skill delay progressive? (is his muscle strength WORSENING?) Or is it static? Could be many reasons at this point, these answers will guide diagnosis ...Read more
It takes > 400 words: to give you specifics; see healthy children.org & firststeps.org. Gross motor develops head-to-toe from 0-12 mos. Fine motor develops from regarding one's hands at 2 mos. to hands in midline, proximal-distal. Grasp develops ulnar to radial, palm to thumb & index finger. Volitional movements require normal muscle tone & strength, vision, disappearance of primitive reflexes & "tummy time". ...Read more
Motor domains of : development depend on the brain's ability to plan, coordinate, execute & remember age-appropriate movements of normal quality, the health, tone & strength of muscles, the disappearance of primitive reflexes & eye-hand coordination. Gross (large) muscle movements develop head to toe the 1st yr. Volitional fine (small) muscle movements develop from shoulder to fingers, from palmar to pincer grasp. ...Read more
Brain development : from 3 weeks after conception - 25 years dictates developmental trajectory in all streams. Typically, neurons form, migrate to correct positions in the cortex & send out axons & dendrites in correct paths to transmit signals across synapses. From then on, environmental input is key, because experience- dependent neural activity, aka LEARNING, modifies synapses & eliminates unnecessary ones. ...Read more
At what age? If < 3: years, seek evaluation from your state's Child Find Program if concerned; if 3-5, from your school district's Child Find Team. If school age, you may have to pay for private OT & PT evaluations. See developmental screens & age-appropriate tips on healthy children.org, www.moveforwardpt.com/Children/Activities/Default.aspx#.VP09A0ZHbCR, therapystreetforkids.com/fm-strength.html & other sites. ...Read more
It shouldn't: Motor skills continue to develop as children mature. There are some sex differences between boys and girls in terms of when certain milestones are reached, but in general, you should not see a deterioration in motor skills because of puberty. If you are noticing problems, then please see your doctor for an evaluation to make sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more
Dysautonomia: The Autonomic nervous system controls all of our body functions that we do not have to think of to perform, digestion, blood pressure heart rate breathing, and can affect balance but usually not motor skills. Dysautonomia often presents as poor control of heart rate and blood pressure, easy fatigue, poor exercise toelrance, fainting ...Read more
Acute porphyria: Muscle weakness can be a symptom can comes with exacerbation of acute intermittent porphyria. Fine motor skill difficulties alone is unlikely to be the result of acute porphyria. See your PCP for any concerns about fine motor skills. Here is info on acute intermittent porphyria. http://www.porphyriafoundation.com/about-porphyria/types-of-porphyria/AIP ...Read more
Incomplete list here: Use Developmental Screens on first signs.org & healthy children.org. A 3-yr. old displays normal quality of movement to draw a circle & a cross, use scissors, hold crayon with thumb & fingers, throw ball overhand, catch ball using both hands, dress self (no fasteners), walk up & down stairs alternating feet, ride trike, etc. Public Schools' Child Find Teams assess kids age 3-5, free of charge. ...Read more
What could cause extreme dizziness, loss of motor skills, and lower back with quad pains, but no fever?
I have very poor fine motor skills: my hand writing is terrible, im awkward with my hands and its very frustrating. Is there a medical cause for this?
Yes, need specialist: Fine motor skills generally involves proper use of fingers in conjunction with the eyes and the brain. The problem described requires a careful history by a knowledgable physician. For example your age, is it new, is it progressive, is it lifelong, is it a problem developed after head trauma etc. You need a fine neurologist. Allow me to refer you to a 'colleague', dr. Arielle kurzweil. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Facial numbness and speech slurred more hand motor skills lost i.e writing, using a spatula,ect. Is there a degenerative disorder that can cause this?
Possibly: These symptoms can be sign serous neurologic problem. You should be evaluated as soon as possible! ...Read more
Unclear: First, are you referring to acute blood loss, like donating blood, or have a bad laceration, etc., or are you talking about some chronic problem e.G heavy menses? And second, the symptoms you describe can be from causes other than blood loss. Is this something you have discussed with your doctor? ...Read more
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