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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Delayed Social Development (Overview)

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.


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Is poor social development the cause of "avoidant personality disorder"?

Is poor social development the cause of "avoidant personality disorder"?

Multifactorial: Poor social development can result from both organic and psychological factors. This can certainly result in difficulties in interpersonal relationships, but placing specific diagnostic titles on types of human behavior tends to avoid the issue of how to correct them. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
8 doctors shared insights

Delayed Social Development (Overview)

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.


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Does anyone here know what testing for a social development disorder is like?

Concern for Autism?: Are you seeing delays in the development of many basic skills, most notably the ability to socialize with others, to communicate, and to use imagination? Many are confused in their thinking and have problems understanding the world around them. Behavioral assessments/guidelines & questionnaires are used to identify. Other tests may be used to determine whether a physical problem is the cause. ...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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Why does my son mock me? I had to fight to get where I am. I made it easy for him. Now he says I am emotionally immature and have little social development.

Why does my son mock me? I had to fight to get where I am. I made it easy for him. Now he says I am emotionally immature and have little social development.

Communication: You don't say how old your son is or whether you are a single parent. It is possible that the two of you have reached a stage in your interactions where whatever is said irritates the other. Some form of counselling might be beneficial to help to reestablish a meaningful conversation between you. ...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

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Can you tell me how language and communication delay impacts on social development/learning?

Too complex: This is too complex to explain in 400 characters, but this is a good article that covers a lot of helpful information regarding this topic. http://www.webmd.com/parenting/news/20100628/speech-delay-in-kids-linked-to-later-emotional-problems ...Read more

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How does gaming affect a teens social development?

How does gaming affect a teens social development?

Badly: There is more than enough evidence that gaming, especially violent games, desensitizes people to emotions. It messes with your neurotransmitters, makes you irritable, harder to get along with, and promotes isolation. People, no just teens, need social interaction..Need to be with people, talking, learning how to resolve conflict, developing relationship skills. Media time= 2 hours a day. ...Read more

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How does cystic fibrosis affect social development?

How does cystic fibrosis affect  social development?

Significantly: CF is associated with repeated lung infections that result in absence from school and social activities. ...Read more

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Does isoimmunization and anemia cause slow social development?

Does isoimmunization and anemia cause slow social development?

Generally no.: Isoimmunization is an immune-mediated process that is caused by mother antibodies crossing the placenta and targeting the babies red blood cells (this is also called rh disease). The resulting fetal anemia can be mild to severe. Whether normal growth and development are compromised is dependent upon the severity and length of the anemia and any associated cognitive dysfunction which may occur. ...Read more

Dr. Eileen Difrancesco
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Social Development (Definition)

Social development is the part of a person's development that includes learning to smile, wave bye-bye, play with toys, interact with others, get dressed, use names for ...Read more