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What’s the variation in development in infants with autism?

What’s the variation in development in infants with autism?

Considerable: Children on the autism spectrum present with considerable variation in communication skills, motor + other developmental delays. Changes may be subtle. The m-chat or modified checklist for autism in toddlers is a screening tool for possible autism. Drs use this tool in toddlers from 12-18 mos of age. If an infant has developmental delays- they need referral to a specialist to confirm diagnosis. ...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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How often is there delayed motor development in kids with pvl?

How often is there delayed motor development in kids with pvl?

PVL: Unfortunately, pretty common. That child will end up being followed closely by a neurologist and likely need physical therapy among other therapies. ...Read more

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How can fetal alcohol syndrome present in toddlers and school age children?

How can  fetal alcohol syndrome present in toddlers and school age children?

Delays: Delays in maturity, learning, behaviors and intellectual functioning. It's important to get this clarified early so appropriate classroom and grade placement is implemented. Google fetal alcohol syndrome and read up on it. ...Read more

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Do all retinoblastomas occur in babies and young children?

Do all retinoblastomas occur in babies and young children?

Most of the time: The most common age is 18-24 months, but it could also present in neonates and older kids . I had one patient last year that was 7 years old. ...Read more

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Hand flapping continue in autistic adults?

Hand flapping continue in autistic adults?

It certainly can: Hand flapping sometime fades over time, but it is not at all uncommon for it to continue throughout the life of an autistic individual. It is not harmful, per se; but, when excessive, it can interfere with other more productive behaviors. When severe, it sometimes is treated with antipsychotics, which typically reduce both frequency and duration of the hand flapping. ...Read more

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In what way is growth and development measured in children?

In what way is growth and development measured in children?

By well-established : Norms for each parameter - length till 2, then height, weight, bmi ; head circumference ; specific body parts - on a standard distribution curve from 5th-95th%ile. Norms also exist for the age range of milestones in all developmental streams for infants ; children too young for standardized testing of iq, processing ; achievement. See healthychildren.Org ; firstsigns.Org. ...Read more

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How does fetal alcohol syndrome appear in toddlers and school age children?

How does fetal alcohol syndrome appear in toddlers and school age children?

Many, many problems: Toddlers and school age children with fetal alcohol syndrome (fas) can expeience a number of problems including mental retardation, birth defects, abnormal facial features, growth problems, problems with the central nervous system, trouble remembering and/or learning, vision or hearing problems, and behavior problems. This condition is preventable 100% of the time. Don't drink during pregnancy! ...Read more

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Can caffeine in breast milk affect intellectual development of the infant?

Can caffeine in breast milk affect intellectual development of the infant?

Possibly: Small amounts of caffeine taken in the morning are probably not harmful. But if a baby does not get adequate sleep due to excessive caffeine in the breast milk, the lack of sleep can certainly affect their intellectual development. ...Read more

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Is there babbling in sign language as babies are developing language skills?

Is there babbling in sign language as babies are developing language skills?

No: No, I have never heard of this in my 20 years of caring for children. Thanks for taking such an interest in your child's development and thanks for trusting in Healthtap! ...Read more

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Why in thalssemia major child will develop stunted growth and delayed in puberty?

Why in thalssemia major child will develop stunted growth and  delayed in puberty?

Poor oxygen/nutrient: Thalessemia major is a genetric disorder which can and typically cause significant /severe anmia. The normal blood is essential to carry oxygen and nutrients to all organs/body tissues. A child with severe anemia will likely experience stunned growth/pubertal development because of pooor oxygen/nutrients needed for propper growth/development. Many have shortened lifespan. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can sleep apnea in children cause developmental delays?

Can sleep apnea in children cause developmental delays?

Yes: Most of the times this kids by mistake diagnose with adhd and treat them for that instead of their sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Can starvation in children prevent growth of adult teeth?

Can starvation in children prevent growth of adult teeth?

Sure: Starvation can cause many developmental problems. I am curious as to why you ask about starvation. ...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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Is there a critical age where kids develop their motor skills?

Is there a critical age where kids develop their motor skills?

This is a yes & no: In normal development babies nerves mature enough for the skill to emerge, baby has the requisite nutrition and freedom to move & a skill emerges in a specified sequence.The pattern is head to toe, central to out.If motor nerves were injured, other nerves may come on line for a skill to emerge but may be delayed. Therapy can bring out some but not all skills. ...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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Do subchorionic hematomas in pregnancy cause delays in early childhood development?

Do subchorionic hematomas in pregnancy cause delays in early childhood development?

Adverse effects of : SCH on pregnancy outcomes depend on size, gestational age, & maternal age. Fetal growth restriction, placental abruption, pre-eclampsia, prematurity, & fetal distress may occur. If there is significant decrease in blood flow & nutrients to the fetus , brain & other organ development may be impacted. Anxiety doesn't help. Monitoring & treatment by a Fetal-Maternal Medicine specialist do help. ...Read more

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Symptoms of dehydration - in children vs. In adults?

Symptoms of dehydration - in children vs. In adults?

See below: Dehydration in children may be subtle and the infant or child will be listless, and may have atemperature, and high pulse rate and low blood pressure.In adults they will complain of feeling thirsty, generalized weakness.Dry skin, headache, and have a high pulse rate and low blood pressure. ...Read more

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Does nutrition affect a child's growing teeth, for normal kids in the u.S.?

Does nutrition affect a child's growing teeth, for normal kids in the u.S.?

Yes: Calcium and vitamin D absorption are especially important for strong healthy teeth. In adequate intake of either could affect teeth. Nutrition is also important for healthy gums and nerves which support the teeth. A well balanced diet is recommended. Plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables also help to "brush" the teeth and are low is sugar. High sugar can lead to dental caries.- so diet matters. ...Read more

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Explain the issues around bottle use in babies and toddlers.?

Explain the issues around bottle use in babies and toddlers.?

Tooth Decay: It doesn't take long for our mouths to be colonized with a bacteria called streptococcus mutans. This is the bacteria most responsible for dental caries or cavities. When infants who have teeth go to bed with a bottle of milk it feeds this bacteria with the sugar in the formula or milk causing it to release a substance called glucan. Glucan is very sticky and causes tooth decay and cavities. ...Read more

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