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Cognitive Developmental Delays In Children
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 5 more doctor 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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