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Dr. Noel Alonso
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Delayed Motor Development (Overview)

Delayed motor development is a clinical finding in which a baby or child does not exhibit normal movement skills (including strength, balance, or coordination) given his age. A gross motor delay is a condition in which a child is slow to develop his gross motor skills, which are large movements of his arms, legs, feet, or body. Crawling, running, and jumping are examples of gross motor skills.


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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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Dr. Noel Alonso
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Delayed Motor Development (Overview)

Delayed motor development is a clinical finding in which a baby or child does not exhibit normal movement skills (including strength, balance, or coordination) given his age. A gross motor delay is a condition in which a child is slow to develop his gross motor skills, which are large movements of his arms, legs, feet, or body. Crawling, running, and jumping are examples of gross motor skills.


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Could my child's symptoms of delayed motor development be hereditary even though i don't have it?

Could my child's symptoms of delayed motor development be hereditary even though i don't have it?

Possible: Heredity is not always as straightforward as one parent to child - extended family history often gives a clue, but there is still we dont totally understand. Prenatal and neonatal factors can be other risks. Causes can be hard to pinpoint, but consultaiton with developmental pediatricians, pediatric neurologists, or pediatric neuropsychologists may be able to answer questions. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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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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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Motor Development (Definition)

Motor development is the part of a person's development that includes learning to roll over, sit up, crawl, stand, walk; hold toys, pick up ...Read more