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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Delayed Development (Overview)

When your baby and child are expected to do certain things is behind schedule. For instance, most kids are walking by 12-15 months. If your child is 18 months and not walking, this skill is delayed. As pediatricians, we are watching many different areas of development to see if child is progressing as they are expected to. We're watching motor skills, speech development and how they act!


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Can having chlamidyia cause motor development delay in my child?

Can having chlamidyia cause motor development delay in my child?

Not really: Chlamydia during pregnancy is more known to cause eye infections and/or less frequently pneumonia in the newborn period. These are treatable and don't usually have negative outcomes if treated in a timely manner. The infection doesn't cause motor problems for older children. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
24 doctors shared insights

Delayed Development (Overview)

When your baby and child are expected to do certain things is behind schedule. For instance, most kids are walking by 12-15 months. If your child is 18 months and not walking, this skill is delayed. As pediatricians, we are watching many different areas of development to see if child is progressing as they are expected to. We're watching motor skills, speech development and how they act!


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What can I do for a baby with delayed development?

What can I do for a baby with delayed development?

Publicly-funded : low-cost Early Intervention Programs in Boston are excellent & anyone can refer a child for assessment. Contact Patti Fougere, 250 Washington Street, by phone at 617-624-5975 or email at Patti.Fougere@state.ma.us. The primary pediatrician can refer the baby to a developmental/behavioral pediatrician to search for genetic & other medical causes, develop a treatment plan & educate the family. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for delayed motor development?

What is the treatment for delayed motor development?

Early intervention!: ...Though i would like there to be a specific cause for the delay in motor development identified. This is usually achieved through a combination of blood/urine studies and select neuroimaging (mri/ct) +/- eeg, genetic studies, etc. Whatever the reason, early intervention (ot/pt) may greatly improve these children's lives! ...Read more

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Suggest me home tips to get rid of delayed and very frequent periods and to get regular periods.... ?

Suggest me home tips to get rid of delayed and very frequent periods and to get regular periods.... ?

Birth control pills: When women have frequent and irregular bleeding, a doctor after taking a history and performing a physical exam may recommend birth control pills. They prevent the woman's ovaries to produce hormones, while providing her body with the hormones she needs to have a regular cycle. ...Read more

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Are certain babies at greater risk for motor development delays?

Are certain babies at greater risk for motor development delays?

Yes: Maternal Cocaine and alcohol addiction are 2 things that can place infants at risk for delays in motor development. Cocaine may also interfere with maternal-infant bonding, as some research shows the mothers are less flexible, less engaged, and have shorter feeding sessions than other mothers with newborns. Even at age 2, the infants show deficiencies in both fine and gross motor development. ...Read more

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Who tests for delayed development?

Who tests for delayed development?

Many Things: A complete developmental evaluation may include observation and a physical examination, bloodwork, imaging such as a brain mri, urine tests, and tissue biopsies. There are many causes of developmental delay, so your pediatrician and specialists usually are involved. ...Read more

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How do they test baby with delayed development?

How do they test baby with delayed development?

Many Things: A complete developmental evaluation may include observation and a physical examination, bloodwork, imaging such as a brain mri, urine tests, and tissue biopsies. There are many causes of developmental delay, so your pediatrician and specialists usually are involved. ...Read more

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What can I do for a baby with delayed development?

Publicly-funded : low-cost Early Intervention Programs in Boston are excellent & anyone can refer a child for assessment. Contact Patti Fougere, 250 Washington Street, by phone at 617-624-5975 or email at Patti.Fougere@state.ma.us. The primary pediatrician can refer the baby to a developmental/behavioral pediatrician to search for genetic & other medical causes, develop a treatment plan & educate the family. ...Read more

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What could create delayed development in a person?

What could create delayed development in a person?

Not enough info: More specifics with regard to symptoms and presenting concerns might be required in order to offer specific possibilities here. Potential influences could include any range of causes between genetic loading and environmental circumstances. ...Read more