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Developmental Delays In Preemies
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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