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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
25 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

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What is the definition or description of: Delayed development?

What is the definition or description of: Delayed development?

Developmental delay: 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! ...Read more

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22 month old son w/ delayed development, humps ground and bangs head. Are these both normal stims? How should I approach stopping the behavior?

22 month old son w/ delayed development, humps ground and bangs head. Are these both normal stims? How should I approach stopping the behavior?

Developmental evalua: Has your son undergone a developmental evaluation? Each state has a free program to assess children under 3. If your son has significant delays then he should receive therapy in order to optimize his development. Particularly relevent at this stage is speech and language. Please ask your doctor to help you have him evaluated. ...Read more

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Explain about delayed motor development.?

Explain about delayed motor development.?

Late: Studies have shown that most kids follow a pattern of advancing skills regarding use of various muscle.There is a tremendous range of time, so a child may walk as early as 7-8 mos and as late as 18-20 mos and still be in the "normal" range. When these advancements are delayed, longer than the expected latest normal time, we worry about problems. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is delayed motor development?

Could you explain what is delayed motor development?

Each developmental: stream - cognition, communication, social, fine motor & gross motor- has a range of ages in months at which typically-developing infants achieve specific skills. An infant who does not attain those skills by the age at which 90% of infants demonstrate them has a delay in that stream. Fine motor = use of muscles of the upper trunk, arms & hands; Gross Motor = use of muscles of pelvis,legs, feet ...Read more

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What is delayed motor development and can it be cured?

What is delayed motor development and can it be cured?

There is a range of : ages during which typically-developing infants achieve specific developmental skills. An infant who does not attain those skills by the age at which 90% of infants demonstrate them has a Fine Motor delay if muscles of the upper trunk, arms & hands are involved & a Gross Motor delay if muscles of the pelvis, legs & feet are involved. Early Intervention Occupational & Physical Therapy can help. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Delayed motor development?

Development: Delayed motor development is a child failing to meet milestones or meeting milestones later than typical norms. It is one marker suggesting need for intervention. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Delayed social development?

What is the definition or description of: Delayed social development?

Social skills: This term is used when a child or infant does not reach the appropriate social skills expected for his age (or corrected age if premature). For example, babies typically have a social smile at 2 months, meaning they smile back by 2 months, or laugh at 4 months. If these milestones are not reached in combination with other social skills, they are delayed. ...Read more