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What is a good at-home risk assesment for children for developmental delays?

What is a good at-home risk assesment for children for developmental delays?

MCHAT: The mchat is a good at home screening tool for autism https://m-chat.Org (many pediatricians use it in the office as well) also healthychildren.Org click on the ages and stages tab. Normal milestones are listed for 1 to 3 months, 4 - 7 months etc. ...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


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Would gaining height in my 40s signal I have a disorder like Triple XXX? I never had any developmental delays. I'm tall & getting taller. Is it XXX?

Would gaining height in my 40s signal I have a disorder like Triple XXX? I never had any developmental delays. I'm tall & getting taller. Is it XXX?

Not XXX: but more likely Growth Hormone ....(acromegaly) is an outside abnormality..... In any case have your Primary Care Provider check a few things and if appropriate refer you to a Board Certified ENDOCRINOLOGIST! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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What causes developmental delays?

What causes developmental delays?

Many factors: Developmental delays often just are without much possible explanation. Other times there can be predisposition because of genetics, prematurity, toxin exposure, intrauterine problems, and disease/illness. Interactions with your child of all kinds help development. ...Read more

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Are developmental delays inherited?

Are developmental delays inherited?

No, most of the time: Certain genetic conditions resulting in developmental delay are inheritable, though. ...Read more

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What are the warning signs of developmental delays?

What are the warning signs of developmental delays?

Depends on age: Each age of child has a set of milestones associated with it. So we look to match up milestones with the appropriate baby's age. When we see a missing milestone, we look for grouping and associations. For example, we might see a motor ( muscle movement ) delay in a baby and find an associated change in muscle tone. Delay can be gross motor, fine motor, social, speech, communication. ...Read more

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Will SSI qualify someone w/ a diagnosis of " global developmental delays" ?

Will SSI qualify someone w/ a diagnosis of " global developmental delays" ?

Depends: Often children with global developmental delay will be eligible for ssi, mostly because there are often underlying problems as well medically, all of which will mean the family will be involved with alot of specialty care. ...Read more

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What do I do if my son have developmental delays? Please, need some answers?

What do I do if my son have developmental delays? Please, need some answers?

Call this number: Pediatricians often refer children w/ developmental delays to early intervention programs or Developmental Pediatricians. There are often long waits to see this type of doctor. I advise getting a referral to a developmental Pediatrician from your child's doctor, but in the meantime call 1-800-515-2229 to find your county's Early Start Program, a California service for kids 0-36 mos w/ delays. ...Read more

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What's a first noticeable developmental delay?

What's a first noticeable developmental delay?

Eye contact: The very first thing in development is that the infant will prefer to look at a face, notably the parent. If that dosen't happen by 2 months, there is a problem. ...Read more

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What is considered childhood developmental delay?

What is considered  childhood developmental delay?

Slow milestones: Many books and brochures have expected milestones for children at specific ages. If your child is not meeting these expected milestones, there is concern. A thorough pediatric evaluation would be appropriate. Exact cause, outcome, and treatment should be discussed with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What are the tests for developmental delay in child?

Depends on age: The Bayley Scales of Infant Development early on and the Differential Abilities Scales starting at 2 1/2 are two of many standardized tests. If you suspect a delay in a child under 3, you can ask for a referral to an Early Intervention program; 3-5, ask for Child Find through your local school district. ...Read more

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