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Developmental Delay Gross Motor 06 Mo Moves Arms And Legs Equally
My daughter has developmental delays and problems with her legs a neuro seen her and is testing for autism but wont test for anything else?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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.....
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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