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Please describe to me what is cerebral palsy global developmental delay.?

Please describe to me what is cerebral palsy global developmental delay.?

Gereralized neuro: Cerebral palsy is an acquired brain damage manifesting itself as abnormal motor development, spasticity or marked decrease in muscle tone. Global developmental delay indicates that all aspects of developmental aspects, language, motor, social areas. ...Read more

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Palsy (Definition)

...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more


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Can cerebral palsy, global developmental delay and mental retardation coexist in a 6 y.O.?

Yes: All neurological problems are tips of the same iceberg, most types of brain problems have multiple manifestations, some are just more obvious than others. ...Read more

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Is there a new diagnosis of cerebral palsy with global developmental delay and mental retardation?

Is there a  new diagnosis of cerebral palsy with global developmental delay and mental retardation?

Just new terminology: The conditions you describe have been known for many decades. Europe has had specific centers dedicated to spastics for many years. There have been special clinics developed in the us for children with special needs - most due to conditions such as mental retardation and cerebral palsy. We are now using words that are less threatening such as global developmental delay and mrcp. ...Read more

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Developmental hip dysplasia in a toddler with mild cerebral palsy, can you tell me more about this?

Developmental hip dysplasia in a toddler with mild cerebral palsy, can you tell me more about this?

Hip dysplasia: The hip socket is a ball and socket joint. It forms correctly when the ball is sitting correctly in the "socket area" so the socket can develop correctly around it (this is not finished at birth yet). Because of the CP, the ball of the femur may not be sitting quite right and so the socket around it is not forming correctly, which could lead to problems as child starts/is walking. ...Read more

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Is it possible for mild cerebral palsy to cause delay growth, prolonged growth or even stunted growth?

Is it possible for mild cerebral palsy to cause delay growth, prolonged growth or even stunted growth?

Cerebral palsy is a : group of disorders of impaired motor functions described by the way they limit mobility, posture, arm/ hand use & oral motor skills. In kids with CP, growth is slower than that of neurotypical peers, the difference is greater with age. Puberty may be delayed & last longer. Poor oral motor function, endocrine problems & gastroesophageal reflux all can impact nutrition, growth & body composition. ...Read more

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I have cerebral palsy and find it harder to move a delay in my movement if sorts andmore stiffness & pain. Does it worsen with age ?

I have cerebral palsy and find it harder to move a delay in my movement if sorts andmore stiffness & pain. Does it worsen with age ?

It does for many: CP is quite variable in it's effect on patients from mild to disabling. Early and persistent work with therapy & Botox injections can often reduce the progression but over time the practical need for more assistance places many in a chair that would love to retain mobility. Muscles move better when they are balanced which is lost and worsens with age. ...Read more

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L endoscopic hernia repair. Pmh: mild l cerebral palsy. I had l spasms coming out of anesthesia. S/p 1 mo. I have a painful large 3rd testicle?

L endoscopic hernia repair.  Pmh:  mild  l cerebral palsy.  I had l spasms coming out of anesthesia.  S/p 1 mo. I have a painful large 3rd testicle?

PostOp Seroma: It is very common for fluid to accumulate where the old hernia was immediately after surgery. It can feel just like a hernia but will not "yo-yo" in and out. Best option would be to see your surgeon in-person so they can examine you & reassure you that all is well. ...Read more

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6q deletion, developmental delay and small head. Mri was normal. Does this indicate that brain development is not affected?

6q deletion, developmental delay and small head. Mri was normal. Does this indicate that brain development is not affected?

No: The deletion defect is present in every cell of babies body. Its eventual effect on function will be variable.The only data you have from an MRI in this case is that the parts are there in the proper size and relationship with one another.It could have revealed a deformation in structure, but did not.The presence of developmental delay is your best indicator to expect problems later. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is speech and language developmental delay?

What kind of condition is speech and language developmental delay?

Delayed development: There are many kinds and many underlying causes, but the bottom line is this: a child can have difficulty learning to talk, a child can have difficulty learning to understand, or any combination of both. What is done about it depends both on the cause and the individual child. For instance, if the delay is because of impaired hearing, then improving the hearing will help. ...Read more

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My daughter is 6 has learning difficulties across board,developmental delay in all areas and in toileting ,language , short attention any ideas ?

My daughter is 6 has learning difficulties across board,developmental delay in all areas and in toileting ,language , short attention any ideas ?

Child testing: First it would be good to get psychometrics done via psychologist who can to testing batteries to take stock of where your daughter is at developmentally by the numbers. That documentation will be invaluable as you navigate school and add on providers and services, including social security based disability funding. Pediatric referral for the above is good to start with. take care. ...Read more

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If child is already having an MRI of abdomen should they also do brain MRI? One was ordered few years ago bc of developmental delays but never did it.

If child is already having an MRI of abdomen should they also do brain MRI? One was ordered few years ago bc of developmental delays but never did it.

Any child with : Global Developmental Delay, diagnosed as Intellectual Disability at age 5 by standardized IQ tests, &/or Autistic Spectrum Disorder needs genetic tests: a Chromosomal Microarray & DNA Probe for Fragile X. Kidney & other organ abnormalities are found in many syndromes. If the child has microcephaly, a small head, motor impairment or other neurological or growth abnormality, a brain MRI is useful. ...Read more

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Does cerebral palsy get worse over time?

Does cerebral palsy get worse over time?

Generally not: By definition the injury causing CP creates a stable effect; that is you do not see deterioration of skills after they are acquired. Some nervous system disorders get worse with age as the injury is continuing, not cp. Some CP patients may choose a wheel chair later in life although they can still walk some for the convenience & speed. Most CP kids actually will get better over time with therapy. ...Read more

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How long willsomeone with cerebral palsy normally live?

How long willsomeone with cerebral palsy normally live?

Nice and normal time: In the absence of severe medical complications, the condition of cerebral palsy alone should not limit a nice normal life. Some patients do have epilepsy and severe swallowing difficulties that lead to aspiration. These conditions need to be treated aggressively and appropriately. ...Read more

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For most with cerebral palsy are they able to have kids?

Garbage term: Cerebral palsy (CP) means little or nothing as a diagnostic term. You need more information on any "typical" case and how such a person grows up. ...Read more

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Tips on how to help babysit a child with cerebral palsy?

Tips on how to help babysit a child with cerebral palsy?

Interview the parent: The best source of information on this issue is the parent who deals with it daily. Many will provide you with a description of the activities of daily living and the kids usual routine. Any known do's & don'ts, feeding or hygiene needs should be reviewed. As long as you try to keep the kid well within his/her regular routine, things should go well. ...Read more

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Exercises someone with cerebral palsy can do without pt?

Exercises someone with cerebral palsy can do without pt?

Many: This is a tough question to answer without more information. Depending on the type and severity of cerebral palsy there are many exercises that can be safely engaged in such as swimming, horeseback riding and adaptive sports. But all should be done under the supervision and guidance of a doctor. Physical and occupational therapists can put together an exercise program for you. ...Read more

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Do people with severe cerebral palsy understand what you say?

Often they do: Many many children and adults wife severe cerebral palsy understand all that is going on around them. They may have problems talking or giving you any indication that they understand, but it is clear, especially when they have the opportunity to use communication devices that many people with CP are very intelligent. ...Read more

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Can people with severe cerebral palsy understand what you say to them?

Often too well: Most children with cerebral palsy understand far better than they can express. This causes a frustration that is hard to watch. However, most learn to deal with their problems in a manner than is truly inspiring. I have learned to admire the determination and tenacity of these patients as they learn to overcome their handicaps. Good therapists help them to achieve functional skills. ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Missed Developmental Milestones (Definition)

We expect babies and children to be able to do certain things by certain ages. We know not every child is the same, and also have to take into account things like prematurity. For instance, most babies are pulling up on furniture and attempting to take a first step around their first birthday. If they get to 15-16 months and aren't doing it, we say that's a delayed ...Read more


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Paralysis (Definition)

A paralyzed limb cannot be voluntarily moved, and the term reflects leg involvement, paraplegia, full body, quadriplegia, and less than full, tetraplegia. Causes can be many, including stroke, trauma, ...Read more