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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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Dr. William Singer
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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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What are the symptoms accompany motor developmental delay (core movements)?

What are the symptoms accompany motor developmental delay (core movements)?

Lack of advances: Motor delay can be fine and/or gross motor delay, and gets evaluated at every pe. It starts with the baby not reaching for things, not holding their head up, and as they get older, the child will not manipulate objects well and will not stand or walk. Definitely a concern! ...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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What are some causes of teen's gross motor skill developmental delays?

What are some causes of teen's gross motor skill developmental delays?

Started when younger: Gross motor delay doesn't start as a teen. Such delays would've been noticed and diagnosed long before (hopefully). However, if there is a loss of gross motor skill then a neurologist must be consulted to look into new onset neurological/neurosurgical problems - sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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Is palilalia more often related to tourette's or autism spectrum? My child has asd and multiple motor tics started palilalia 6+ months ago.

Is palilalia more often related to tourette's or autism spectrum?  My child has asd and multiple motor tics started palilalia 6+ months ago.

Statistics unavailab: Palilalia can occur in both. Reports would implicate tourette's as most common, but it has been reported in autism and asperger's. Formal comparative incidence studies appear to be unavailable at this time. Perhaps one of my colleagues in research will comment further. ...Read more

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Is palilalia and multiple motor tics equivalent to tourette syndrome?

Is palilalia and multiple motor tics equivalent to tourette syndrome?

Signs: Palilalia is a speech disorder when one repeats normal words or sentences and can occur as a manifestation of tourette's. Motor tics or abnormal movements are also common symptoms of tourette's. Theses signs can be symptoms but are not equivalent with the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the tests for developmental delay fine motor?

What are the tests for developmental delay fine motor?

Standardized tests : for assessment of fine motor skills exist for all age groups. Occupational therapists assess the developmental level of skills & the quality of movement. The Peabody Developmental Motor Scales 2, birth-5 defines degree of impairment in kids with neurological abnormalities or risk factors for fine-motor delays. http://www.guideline.gov/content.aspx?id=47480 lists efficacy of various therapies. ...Read more

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How do gross and fine motor skills improve throughout a child's development?

How do gross and fine motor skills improve throughout a child's development?

Brain development : from 3 weeks after conception - 25 years dictates developmental trajectory in all streams. Typically, neurons form, migrate to correct positions in the cortex & send out axons & dendrites in correct paths to transmit signals across synapses. From then on, environmental input is key, because experience- dependent neural activity, aka LEARNING, modifies synapses & eliminates unnecessary ones. ...Read more

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Toddler speech delay and arm flapping autistic or not?

Toddler speech delay and arm flapping autistic or not?

Needs evaluation!: Bring your toddler in to your pediatrician and voice your concerns about his development. We screen for a variety of early behaviors that increase risk. Does your child smile and interact with others? Does he gesture and point? Does he seem to understand what you say? How is his hearing? Does he have good eye contact with you and others? What does his preschool teacher think? Best of Luck! ...Read more

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How are fine motor skills affected by autism?

How are fine motor skills affected by autism?

Usually affected: Most children with autism have fine motor skills that are delayed and for some they never catch up even with years of therapy. This can make writing difficult as well as buttons, zippers, socks and even flushing a toilet. When a child is young it is important to address with therapy but also to remember that there are often other more useful skills they can acquire in spite of this deficit. ...Read more

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Sudden onset of repeating oneself, difficulty writing> due to fine motor skills?

Sudden onset of repeating oneself, difficulty writing>  due to fine motor skills?

Writer's cramp: No single treatment strategy is appropriate for every case of writer's cramp. One of the most effective methods is adapting tasks to try to avoid triggering the dystonic movements--this may involve occupational therapy or using assistive/adapted devices. ...Read more

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How are fine motor skills affected by intelligence?

How are fine motor skills affected by intelligence?

Learning is directly: related to cognitive ability; motor planning is an executive function. However, research done in Holland did not find a 1:1 correlation between IQ & fine motor (f.m.) skills. It did find an average 10-point decrease in scores on f.m. tests for every standard deviation or 15-point decrease in kids with IQ scores below 85. ~ 70% of people have IQ's of 85-115, the low-average- high average range. ...Read more

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Does a baby with delayed motor development have autism?

Does a baby with delayed motor development have autism?

Usually not: Autism has several characteristics, motor impairment not being one of them.They are stricken with problems interacting with the world around them. ...Read more

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Autistic spectrum 8yr old girl shows myclonic jerking upper body only while awake on video eeg. Same as stereotpyies, autistic stim or flapping?

Autistic spectrum 8yr old girl shows myclonic jerking upper body only while awake on video eeg. Same as stereotpyies, autistic stim or flapping?

Tics? If all the : Studies were normal, remember that 11% of children with ASD have tics. The latest studies show that kids with adhd who develop tics on the stimulants methylphenidate (concerta) ; amphetamines usually have an underlying tic disorder, so the meds unmask tics rather than induce them. Compulsions? Maybe, but usually not myoclonic. Adding Intuniv for adhd may reduce them, if they are complex tics. ...Read more

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What are fine and gross motor skills?

What are fine and gross motor skills?

Little vs. big: Fine motor skills involve small movements (fingers, toes, lips, wrists, tongue) such as picking up a raisin, grabbing a cup. Gross motor skills involve larger muscles (arms, legs, trunk, feet) and big movements such as running, jumping, hopping, walking. ...Read more

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Involuntary movements, lost of sensation, speech impairement and imsomnia?

Involuntary movements, lost of sensation, speech impairement and imsomnia?

Complex: Many possibilities, including multiple sclerosis, hereditary disorder, but could be variety of different causes, so see a neurologist asap, and get answers. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is speech and language developmental delay?

Delayed development: There are many kinds and many underlying causes, but the bottom line is this: a child can have difficulty learning to talk, a child can have difficulty learning to understand, or any combination of both. What is done about it depends both on the cause and the individual child. For instance, if the delay is because of impaired hearing, then improving the hearing will help. ...Read more

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What are normal gross and fine motor skills for toddlers?

What are normal gross and fine motor skills for toddlers?

Varies with age: An example of a gross motor skill is standing,walking.or stooping and recovering. An example of a fine motor skill is picking up a raisin with a neat pincer grasp between fingers. ...Read more

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Had polysomnography. Please explain: increase in phasic motor activity w/o stereotypical behaviors seen during REM sleep. ?

Had polysomnography.  Please explain: increase in phasic motor activity w/o stereotypical behaviors seen during REM sleep.  ?

Jump around: in sleep. This needs to be interpreted in the context of all the other brain findings of the sleep study. by itself it isn't all that important and doesn't indicate much except a potential problem for interrupted sleep. especially for the person next to you. ...Read more

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