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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Missed Developmental Milestones (Definition)

We expect babies and children to be able to do certain things by certain ages. We know not every child is the same, and also have to take into account things like prematurity. For instance, most babies are pulling up on furniture and attempting to take a first step around their first birthday. If they get to 15-16 months and aren't doing it, we say that's a delayed ...Read more


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My daughters heart rate dropped 5 hours before having her due to an epidural she is 2 now could that be a cause of developmental delays or leg probs?

My daughters heart rate dropped 5 hours before having her due to an epidural she is 2 now could that be a cause of developmental delays or leg probs?

No: The low fhr at the time of birth will not cause any neurological deficit later on in life. Our brain is very resilient esp - in uterine. Anoxic/asphyxia insult at the time of delivery can cause lingering effects. Please explore other reasons for her developmental delay. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is developmental delay of gross motor movements?

What kind of condition is developmental delay of gross motor movements?

Problematic Maybe: Studies have shown that most kids follow a pattern of advancing skills regarding use of various muscles.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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My 16-year-old son still hasn't face hair and body hair only under arms and legs, still looks a child, height 170cm. Lack of testo or just a delay?

My 16-year-old son still  hasn't face hair and body hair only under arms and legs, still looks a child, height 170cm. Lack of testo or just a delay?

Either is possible: Either is possible, but given his age and presenting concerns i would recommend a discussion with the pediatrician, who may do some routine blood work, or consult with an endocrinologist for more workup. ...Read more

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My 7 mo old often shows a brief jittery move (~2 sec) where he clenches his teech, straightens his arms and legs with a little tremor. Is this normal?

My 7 mo old often shows a brief jittery move (~2 sec) where he clenches his teech, straightens his arms and legs with a little tremor. Is this normal?

Sounds like a shuder: Some infants & toddlers will have a brief set of movements as you describe that are called shudder attacks. If brief & kid seems aware & responsive to you during and after it is probably something you can monitor & report to the babies dr. If they appear to be coming more often & of greater intensity i'd have him seen in the office. ...Read more

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My 6 mo has uneven red spots on her arms and legs, not many yet, but they have a white ring around them? She had a low fever yesterday.....

My 6 mo has uneven red spots on her arms and legs, not many yet, but they have a white ring around them? She had a low fever yesterday.....

Needs exam ASAP: Nothing to be scared but red spots with fever in small babies deserve an immediate examination to rule out serious infections. Pl take the baby to the nearest emergency/urgent care in your area. Hopefully it will be a minor illness with a virus. Best of luck?? ...Read more

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What's the difference between developmental delay and mental impairment?

What's the difference between developmental delay and mental impairment?

Specific testing: All children develop at different rates. Some learn to talk early (especially girls), some late, and some regress in language. Some develop rapid motor skills while others are much slower. Special testing can be done at school age to measure learning ability and to establish a scale of aptitude. This can then be used to quantify mental impairment. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the differences between developmental delay and mental impairment.?

Can you tell me the differences between developmental delay and mental impairment.?

Hard to say early on: Early childhood assessments are heavily weighted on motor skills and some assume a motor delay could also mean mental deficiency.Not always true.It is hard to get an assessment of intellect until a kid is old enough to sample thinking skills. A kids early communication skills are more likely to give a picture of this feature.Kids can have isolated motor development problems and be mentally normal. ...Read more

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Will a hearing problem cause my baby to have a developmental delay?

Will a hearing problem cause my baby to have a developmental delay?

YES: Hearing is a crucial part of language development.Expressive and more important receptive language is strongly associated with learning.If your child appears to be having problems speaking , understanding speech or not responding to sounds, please have him/her seen by a doctor and or an audiologist.Long term hearing deficits could create long term sequalae. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is developmental delay of precise (fine motor) movements?

Later Than Expected: 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 have an early pincer grasp or a lster one 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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What are the symptoms of developmental delay of precise movements (fine motor movements)?

What are the symptoms of developmental delay of precise movements (fine motor movements)?

No progress: Initially the infant will not grasp things, will not use a pincer grasp to hold objects, then they won't turn pages of a book well, and will not hold a crayon or pencil properly, and the older child will not do delicate tasks or write well. ...Read more

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Is there a developmental delay in children with sickle cell disease?

Is there a developmental delay in children with sickle cell disease?

Possible: In childhood, 25 percent of children with sickle cell anemia have silent ischemic lesions that may impair neurocognitive function. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: developmental delay fine motor?

What is the definition or description of: developmental delay fine motor?

Fine motor: Fine motor delay means that the skills using the small muscles (like the hands) develop later than most children, or develop differently. Children with fine motors delays often have trouble with using utensils, buttons and shoe ties, handwriting, or using scissors. ...Read more

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What is the difference between dyspraxia and global developmental delay?

What is the difference between dyspraxia and global developmental delay?

See below: Dyspraxia: problems with movement & coordination. Aka "motor learning disability". Those with dyspraxia find it hard to carry out smooth & coordinated movements. It often comes with language problems, & a degree of difficulty with perception & thought. Dyspraxia does not affect a person's intelligence.Global dev.Delay is used to describe an overall delay in two or more major areas of development. ...Read more

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Can tinnitus in a one year old cause developmental delay in speech?

Can tinnitus in a one year old cause developmental delay in speech?

Hearing loss can: Cause speech delay. Tinnitus in a one year old would be difficult to ascertain. Suggest asking the person who made the diagnosis. Congenital tinnitus is not generally associated with either. ...Read more

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Could a child diagnosed with global developmental delay have autism?

Continued: Autism may be a cause of global developmental delay, but most often involves delays mainly in the language/communication and social/ emotional domains of development. Autism is not always an isolated diagnosis; it may a part of a more generalized condition. The cdc we site has information on development & autism. The autism link is: www.Cdc.Gov/ncbddd/autism/actearly. ...Read more

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Does my daughter have autism or some other developmental delay? It's not the same, right?

Does my daughter have autism or some other developmental delay? It's not the same, right?

Autism is different.: Autism is characterized by difficulties interacting with others, abnormal communication skills, and restricted repetitive and stereotyped behaviors. Depending on how severe the autism is, someone could also have mental retardation as well. There are many different types of developmental delays. ...Read more

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Is global developmental delay considered cognitive, if so how is a child's intelligence determined? What factors besides milestones are considered?

Is global developmental delay considered cognitive, if so how is a child's intelligence determined?  What factors besides milestones are considered?

Definitions: The term "cognitive" confers the idea of the child thinking through an idea like responding to a stranger or formulating speech.The term global implys that both thinking & motor skill sets are involved in a process.Kids can have isolated fine motor, gross motor or thinking delays. Special scales like the bailey or minnesota child development inventory can assess these areas of early child developme. ...Read more

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Has milk protein allergy got to do with developmental delay in baby?

Has milk protein allergy got to do with developmental delay in baby?

Depends on variables: If a milk protein allergy results in feeding difficulty & growth failure there can be transient or long term effect on developmental progress.The degree of impairment is proportional to the duration of poor nutrition.If recognized & nutritional balance is restored, catch up growth and progress is expected. ...Read more

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Please describe to me what is cerebral palsy global developmental delay.?

Please describe to me what is cerebral palsy global developmental delay.?

Gereralized neuro: Cerebral palsy is an acquired brain damage manifesting itself as abnormal motor development, spasticity or marked decrease in muscle tone. Global developmental delay indicates that all aspects of developmental aspects, language, motor, social areas. ...Read more

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Dr. Cindy Juster
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Developmental Delay (Definition)

As children move along in age, they should also do so in developmental stages of motor, languag, and personal social areas. When these areas lag expectations, it is ...Read more