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Doctor insights on: Developmental Delay Gross Motor 06 Mo Moves Arms And Legs Equally

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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


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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