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Doctor insights on: Cognitive Developmental Delays In Children

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Is global developmental delay considered cognitive, if so how is a child's intelligence determined? What factors besides milestones are considered?

Is global developmental delay considered cognitive, if so how is a child's intelligence determined? What factors besides milestones are considered?

Definitions: The term "cognitive" confers the idea of the child thinking through an idea like responding to a stranger or formulating speech. The term global implys that both thinking & motor skill sets are involved in a process. Kids can have isolated fine motor, gross motor or thinking delays. Special scales like the bailey or minnesota child development inventory can assess these areas of early child developme. ...Read more

Dr. Cindy Juster
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Developmental Delay (Definition)

As children move along in age, they should also do so in developmental stages of motor, languag, and personal social areas. When these areas lag expectations, it is ...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 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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Can sleep apnea in children cause developmental delays?

Can sleep apnea in children cause developmental delays?

Yes: Most of the times this kids by mistake diagnose with adhd and treat them for that instead of their sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Is there a developmental delay in children with sickle cell disease?

Is there a developmental delay in children with sickle cell disease?

Possible: In childhood, 25 percent of children with sickle cell anemia have silent ischemic lesions that may impair neurocognitive function. ...Read more

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Can stelazine and seroquel (quetiapine) cause developmental delays in children who's mothers took the meds during pregnancy?

Can stelazine and seroquel (quetiapine) cause developmental delays in children who's mothers took the meds during pregnancy?

During pregnancy: These meds should be used only when clearly needed. Babies born to mothers who used them during last 3 months of pregnancy may infrequently develop symptoms including muscle stiffness/shakiness, drowsiness, feeding/breathing difficulties, or constant crying. If so, see doctor. No known causation noted for developmental delays. Developmental assessment and remediation is important. Best regards. ...Read more

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Would gaining height in my 40s signal I have a disorder like Triple XXX? I never had any developmental delays. I'm tall & getting taller. Is it XXX?

Would gaining height in my 40s signal I have a disorder like Triple XXX? I never had any developmental delays. I'm tall & getting taller. Is it XXX?

Not XXX: But more likely Growth Hormone. ... (acromegaly)
is an outside abnormality.....

In any case have your Primary Care Provider check a few things and if appropriate refer you to a Board Certified ENDOCRINOLOGIST!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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What causes developmental delays?

What causes developmental delays?

Many factors: Developmental delays often just are without much possible explanation. Other times there can be predisposition because of genetics, prematurity, toxin exposure, intrauterine problems, and disease/illness. Interactions with your child of all kinds help development. ...Read more

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Are developmental delays inherited?

Are developmental delays inherited?

No, most of the time: Certain genetic conditions resulting in developmental delay are inheritable, though. ...Read more

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What are the warning signs of developmental delays?

What are the warning signs of developmental delays?

Depends on age: Each age of child has a set of milestones associated with it. So we look to match up milestones with the appropriate baby's age. When we see a missing milestone, we look for grouping and associations. For example, we might see a motor (muscle movement) delay in a baby and find an associated change in muscle tone. Delay can be gross motor, fine motor, social, speech, communication. ...Read more

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Will SSI qualify someone w/ a diagnosis of " global developmental delays"?

Will SSI qualify someone w/ a diagnosis of " global developmental delays"?

Depends: Often children with global developmental delay will be eligible for ssi, mostly because there are often underlying problems as well medically, all of which will mean the family will be involved with alot of specialty care. ...Read more

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What do I do if my son have developmental delays? Please, need some answers?

What do I do if my son have developmental delays? Please, need some answers?

Call this number: Pediatricians often refer children w/ developmental delays to early intervention programs or Developmental Pediatricians. There are often long waits to see this type of doctor. I advise getting a referral to a developmental Pediatrician from your child's doctor, but in the meantime call 1-800-515-2229 to find your county's Early Start Program, a California service for kids 0-36 mos w/ delays. ...Read more

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What's a first noticeable developmental delay?

What's a first noticeable developmental delay?

Eye contact: The very first thing in development is that the infant will prefer to look at a face, notably the parent. If that dosen't happen by 2 months, there is a problem. ...Read more

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What is considered childhood developmental delay?

What is considered childhood developmental delay?

Slow milestones: Many books and brochures have expected milestones for children at specific ages. If your child is not meeting these expected milestones, there is concern. A thorough pediatric evaluation would be appropriate. Exact cause, outcome, and treatment should be discussed with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What are the tests for developmental delay in child?

Depends on age: The Bayley Scales of Infant Development early on and the Differential Abilities Scales starting at 2 1/2 are two of many standardized tests. If you suspect a delay in a child under 3, you can ask for a referral to an Early Intervention program; 3-5, ask for Child Find through your local school district. ...Read more

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How will I know if my child has a developmental delay?

How will I know if my child has a developmental delay?

Developmental: Your pediatrician should be able to tell if there are significant delays. However, there are a number of assessment tool, one of the more common is ages and stages that are specific for ages and help not only assess fine, gross motor, but communication (verbal, non-verbal), socialization, etc. You could ask your doctor to use this to see where your child is compared to his or her peers. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is childhood developmental delay?

Could you explain what is childhood developmental delay?

Broad features: An infant is born with the basic physical ability to control the muscles needed to feed, lift and turn the head some and while engage parents with visual recognition. As they move through childhood, they acquire new skills. Failing to do so in a single area like motor skills, would be labeled motor delay. Failing in many areas, including motor, speech and language and social skills would be global. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with developmental delay?

What are the symptoms associated with developmental delay?

Each developmental: Domain has a range of ages at which typically-developing infants & toddlers reach expected milestones. Screening for these is on firstsigns. Org. Not attaining a milestone by the age at which 90% of children do so is a delay. The trajectory of development over time is more important than reaching a milestone at a single point in time. Developmental surveillance is, therefore, recommended by the AAP. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: developmental delay?

What is the definition or description of: developmental delay?

Alteration of skills: As children move along in age, they should also do so in developmental stages of motor, languag, and personal social areas. When these areas lag expectations, it is called a developmental delay. ...Read more

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What are some causes of teen's gross motor skill developmental delays?

What are some causes of teen's gross motor skill developmental delays?

Started when younger: Gross motor delay doesn't start as a teen. Such delays would've been noticed and diagnosed long before (hopefully). However, if there is a loss of gross motor skill then a neurologist must be consulted to look into new onset neurological/neurosurgical problems - sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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What should I do if I am concerned about my child having a developmental delay?

What should I do if I am concerned about my child having a developmental delay?

In most states...: ...The early intervention program can perform a very thorough evaluation of your child's development. Discuss this with your pediatrician if you are concerned. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for developmental delay?

What is the treatment for developmental delay?

Depends: It really depends on the area of delay...Motor delay, learning differences etc. There is physical therapy and occupational therapy for motor problems. Speech therapy for speech problems etc. The treatment depends on the delay. ...Read more

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What's global developmental delay?

What's global developmental delay?

Significant delays,: With age-equivalent performance of 1 1/2 std. Deviations or more below the mean in 2 or more developmental domains: cognition, receptive/ expressive communicatiion, social/adaptive & fine/ gross motor skills + how a child processes information presented verbally or visually. GDD is a diagnosis for kids thru age 4. Below-normal cognitive & adaptive skills at 5-6 is termed Intellectual Disability. ...Read more

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How do I know if my baby has a developmental delay?

How do I know if my baby has a developmental delay?

Ask your MD: Developmental charts are available from the aap and are used in most pediatrician offices. Children develop at different rates and in different areas. Gross motor, fine motor, verbal, and social development can each be assessed separately. Problems can be focused on specific areas of development and followed closely. Serious delays may need more coordinated therapy programs. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is global developmental delay?

Broad features: An infant is born with the basic physical ability to control the muscles needed to feed, lift and turn the head some and while engage parents with visual recognition. As they move through childhood, they acquire new skills. Failing to do so in a single area like motor skills, would be labeled motor delay. Failing in many areas, including motor, speech and language and social skills would be global. ...Read more

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What are the tests for developmental delay fine motor?

Standardized tests: For assessment of fine motor skills exist for all age groups. Occupational therapists assess the developmental level of skills & the quality of movement. The Peabody Developmental Motor Scales 2, birth-5 defines degree of impairment in kids with neurological abnormalities or risk factors for fine-motor delays. Http://www. Guideline. Gov/content. Aspx? Id=47480 lists efficacy of various therapies. ...Read more

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How can global developmental delay effect adolescense?

Immaturity: Developmental delays often lead to arrested development on social dimensions. Tracking levels of social judgment, friendships, dating, sexuality should indicate how safe and capable an individual is to manage some decisions independently. ...Read more

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What is global developmental delay disorder in a child?

Overall delay: Standardized tests like the differential abilities scales-ii that yield a general cognitive ability score and a special non-verbal composite test all developmental domains: cognition, receptive/ expressive communicatiion, social/adaptive and fine/ gross motor, plus how a child processes information presented verbally or visually. Gdd refers to significant overall delays in a child <6 years old. ...Read more

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What's the difference between developmental delay and mental impairment?

What's the difference between developmental delay and mental impairment?

Specific testing: All children develop at different rates. Some learn to talk early (especially girls), some late, and some regress in language. Some develop rapid motor skills while others are much slower. Special testing can be done at school age to measure learning ability and to establish a scale of aptitude. This can then be used to quantify mental impairment. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: developmental delay fine motor?

What is the definition or description of: developmental delay fine motor?

Fine motor: Fine motor delay means that the skills using the small muscles (like the hands) develop later than most children, or develop differently. Children with fine motors delays often have trouble with using utensils, buttons and shoe ties, handwriting, or using scissors. ...Read more