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What is the effect of parental unemployment on the development of infants and toddlers?

What is the effect of parental unemployment on the development of infants and toddlers?

Depends on parent: If during unemployment the child sees a parent continuing to function as a parent and role model, unemployment does not have to be detrimental to the family. Take the time to read to kids, do activities with them outdoors, teach them to get involved in the community by going with you to volunteer during your unemployed hours. By showing them you can conquer what life gives you,it can even be good! ...Read more

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Does Zika virus affects toddlers brain development?

Does Zika virus affects toddlers brain development?

Unknown: Rapid changes in size & number of nerve cells occur during early pregnancy & the germ targets developing cells. They kill them & the brain does not grow.Without brain mass the skull doesn't enlarge as fast =microcephaly. Many adults & older kids have few if any symptoms with zika. It is likely that toddlers could be more susceptible since their brain is still growing but we have little info yet ...Read more

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Describe development of a 2 year old?

Describe development of a 2 year old?

Active!: 2 year olds are very active and curious. They can get into anything! they climb, run, jump. They may have about 50 words and put 2-3 words together. They start to play with objects more- stacking blocks, opening and closing things. They enjoy looking at books and listening to you read. They test boundaries more frequently and require constant supervision. ...Read more

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What does cognitive development mean?

What does  cognitive development mean?

Intelligence: Related to growth and differentiation of the brain around mental tasks, intelligence, problem solving, etc. ...Read more

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Physical development for 0-3 years babies?

Physical development for 0-3 years babies?

Question too broad: There are thick books written about the subject so your question is to undefined & broad to answer in 400 characters. If you have a specific question, please submit it. Be aware that questions are not linked on the site so each question must contain all information needed for a response. ...Read more

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Best tests for development for a 2 year old?

Best tests for development for a 2 year old?

The best screening..: ...For appropriate development in a two year old is regular scheduled visits with a good pediatrician. A pediatrician is an expert in child development and knows how to recognize the proper achievement of milestones. If the child does not appear to be developing appropriately, then the pediatrician can get the appropriate "best test" for that particular child's developmental issue. ...Read more

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What’s the normal development of a 3-year-old?

What’s the normal development of a 3-year-old?

Three yrs: rule of 3: Three is a fun age! most 3 year olds can do a lot of "three" things: 3 word sentences, 3-4 phrase conversations, follow (when they feel like it!) 2-3 step instructions, and can ride a 3-wheeler (trike). Three year olds have short (think 3 minute!) attention spans. For some really nice information about child development, check the cdc site (cdc.Gov) or the aap parent site, healthychildren.Org. ...Read more

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How has the study of human development evolved?

Sounds like you are: Writing a paper for a class. It really wouldn't be fair to have healthtap doctors do school assignments. There are a number of articles at this site (http://www.Nichd.Nih.Gov/pages/index.Aspx) which may provide insights. ...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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What are hox genes and their role in development?

What are hox genes and their role in development?

Hox genes: not enough room here to give good answer. I would go to wikipedia and then if you need more information go yto https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ and search hox genes AND reviews. ...Read more

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Is there any development about ulserative colitis?

Is there any development about ulserative colitis?

To a degree: Ulcerative colitis is an auto immune disease wherein the body attacks the inner lining of the colon. Symptoms can be managed medically, but , still, constant surveillance is necessary, with regular colonoscopies with biopsies. As in most situation of chronic irritation, cancer is a risk over long term, but close monitoring can make the diagnosis early . Good luck. ...Read more

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What will affect the motor development of the child?

What will affect the motor development of the child?

Many things: Motor development is a complex series of gains in coordination and strength. In infants, lack of tummy-time can lead to late crawling due to weaker upper bodies. Other things affecting strength, such as weakness related to illness or genetic problems, can delay skills. Practice makes perfect (or close enough), so the best way to help motor development is to encourage new efforts! ...Read more

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 will having albinism affect my child’s development?

 will having albinism affect my child’s development?

What Type?: The best way to get your questions answered is to ask your child's pediatrician for a referral to a geneticist and a pediatric ophthalmologist at lucile packard children's hospital, where your child will receive excellent care. ...Read more

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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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Might a mans past drug use effect child development?

Might a mans past drug use effect child development?

No: Unless your current actions and interactions with the child are an issue there should not be any effect on development. ...Read more

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What would cause a seeming halt to male development?

What would cause a seeming halt to male development?

Arrested development: could be due to hormonal disturbance from a hypothalamic/pituitary or testicular problem. See your PCP or an endocrinologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Milestone for 0-18 months in personality development?

Milestone for 0-18 months in personality development?

Developmental mile-: Stones. Here is a cdc article about developmental milestones from birth to 12 months: http://www.Cdc.Gov/ncbddd/childdevelopment/positiveparenting/infants.Html. ...Read more

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How does Down syndrome affect your speech development?

How does Down syndrome affect your speech development?

Delayed speech: Children with Down syndrome usually exhibit delayed speech development. They should receive at least the same speech stimulation at home and receive early intervention services including speech stimulation therapy. ...Read more

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How can growth and development be measured in children?

How can growth and development be measured in children?

Growth/development: Doctors measure a child's height or length (depending on age), head size, and weight at every well visit and plot it on a standardized chart to tack growth. Doctors also have a set of standardized normal tasks and activities that children should be able to do around specific ages (example: sitting up at age 6 months). Check out this site for more info: http://www.Cdc.Gov/ncbddd/childdevelopment. ...Read more

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Is it true that lifting weights can hinder development?

Is it true that lifting weights can hinder development?

Not sure: Development of what? At 45 years old I am not sure what is developing. Are you asking for one of your children? Let us know so we can help you with your question. ...Read more