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What factors influence child growth and development?

What factors influence child growth and development?

Genetic, epigenetic,: biological & environmental factors interact to determine developmental trajectory. Translational research, the study of how the latter 2 factors trigger physical & behavioral expression of both normal & altered genes, may reveal ways to modify pre- & post-natal environmental & physical factors for all babies' optimal development, as whole genome testing will soon be affordable for clinical use. ...Read more

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What factors affect human growth and development?

What factors affect human growth and development?

Genetics + environ-: ment, including prenatal environment. The ongoing interaction of an infant, toddler, child or teen with his or her environment, e.g., parents, family. & community, determines his or her developmental trajectory. This transactional theory of development removes the question of nature vs. nurture. ...Read more

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Does malnutrition impair fetal development?

Does malnutrition impair fetal development?

Yes: Malnutrition can definitely impair many parts of fetal development. One example is if there is a lack of folic acid, the fetal nervous system may not properly form. It is very important to be vigilant of nutrition during pregnancy and your doctor will guide you through it. ...Read more

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Does growth hormone affect facial development?

Does growth hormone affect facial development?

Yes: Growth hormone is important for the development of the bones of the face. Persons with growth hormone excess have characteristic facial features including coarsening of their facial features and enlargement of the jaw. These changes can also be seen in a much milder form in children who receive growth hormone for growth hormone deficiency. Children with untreated growth hormone deficiency often have a condition known as midface hypoplasia where the bones in the middle of the face do not develop to be as fully formed as children with normal growth hormone secretion. ...Read more

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What factors affects aperson development during prenatal stage?

What  factors affects aperson  development during prenatal stage?

Prenatal development: Take pre-natal vitamins especially folic acid starting 3 months before conception, avoid alcohol avoid smoking decreases oxygen and fetal growth, toxins( avoid) infections so do not eat smoked meats/fish or unpasteurized cheeses, could contain listeria. eat healthy not sugar. http://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/prenatal-care.html#c ...Read more

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Could language development be hindered after childhood cancer?

Could language development be hindered after childhood cancer?

The field of: Pediatric neuropsychology really burgeoned when advances in chemotherapy improved survival in childhood cancers. "neuropsych" testing is ideal because it measures not only cognition & achievement, but also processing, memory, attention & executive functions (the "ceo" of the brain). Post-chemotherapy, a child qualifies for an individualized educational plan under public law idea age 3 & up. ...Read more

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What intellectual developments occur in later adulthood?

What intellectual developments occur in later adulthood?

Positive ones?: Perhaps resolution of personal anxieties and frustration and development of a quiet confidence that life is unfolding as it should... ...Read more

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Are developmental delays inherited?

Are developmental delays inherited?

No, most of the time: Certain genetic conditions resulting in developmental delay are inheritable, though. ...Read more

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Could cerebral palsy affect growth and development?

Could cerebral palsy affect growth and development?

Yes: Because of the wide variation in this process the outcome varies.Cp can be so mile it is unrecognised in a persons lifetime and exists in very subtle findings on a neurological exam. Some is so pronounced, the patient may remain infantile in his/her communication, mobility and self help skills through life. Physical growth tends to vary with the intensity of the disorder. ...Read more

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Is the development of babies with scoliosis impaired?

Is the development of babies with scoliosis impaired?

Possibly: The most common type of scoliosis is known as idiopathic and is the kind usually diagnosed in teenagers. It is more unusual for a baby to have scoliosis. Scoliosis in a baby is often associated with another diagnosis and depending on that diagnosis the child's development may not be normal. Any baby with scoliosis should be evaluated by a specialist in pediatric orthopedics. ...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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What conditions cause delays in developmental milestones?

What conditions cause delays in developmental milestones?

Many causes of delay: There can be many causes for developmental delays. Examples of this would be prematurity, genetic conditions, exposure to drugs, alcohol, lead, or maternal infections. Lack of stimulation can also lead to delays, such as infants who are left in their cribs or infant seats for hours at a time with no interaction. ...Read more

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At what age does dendrite development cease?

At what age does dendrite development cease?

It might be ongoing: While big neurological changes happen in childhood, emerging research in neurobiology indicates that dendrites and axons continue to change, adapt, and develop throughout the lifespan. Some of the studies point to age being less of a factor in cessation of neurological development, with environment (e.g., lack of ongoing learning that could promote maintenance/ growth) being more of a factor. ...Read more

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Does a baby with delayed motor development have autism?

Does a baby with delayed motor development have autism?

Usually not: Autism has several characteristics, motor impairment not being one of them.They are stricken with problems interacting with the world around them. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between childhood developmental delays and IQ as an adult?

What is the relationship between childhood developmental delays and IQ as an adult?

See below: It would depend on the type of delay. Children with speech delay, gross motor or fine motor delays, will more than likely have no impairment of intellect. ...Read more

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What causes developmental delays?

What causes developmental delays?

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 more

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What factors may affect a preschooler's emotional development?

What factors may affect a preschooler's emotional development?

Emotions: The love, understanding, attentiveness and empathy they receive is crucial to a young child's development. You may benefit from reading my blog, "the psychology of goodness" on the soundmindz.Org website which describes how early emotional development influences us in one direction or the other. Best. ...Read more

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What is intellectual deveolpment in adulthood?

What is intellectual deveolpment in adulthood?

Multidimensional: There are many phases of adulthood with varying typical tasks. Intellectual development in early adulthood (say 20-30) involves applying what one has learned to a set of discrete real-world tasks (family, career). This requires constraining one's pov. Later in life (50+), further development requires a re-broadening of one's outlook to encompass much that one needed to set aside. ...Read more

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