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Does My Child Have A Mental Retardation If Delayed Motor Development
Not Necessarily: The cognitive parts of the brain and the motor areas are seperate to a large degree. It is very possible for the motor area to have been damaged or immature and the thinking, reasoning or cognitive areas to be ok.Of course, sometimes global problems may occur causing problems in both areas. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Delayed motor development is a clinical finding in which a baby or child does not exhibit normal movement skills (including strength, balance, or coordination) given his age. A gross motor delay is a condition in which a child is slow to develop his gross motor skills, which are large movements of his arms, legs, feet, or body. Crawling, running, and jumping are examples ...Read more
Possible: Heredity is not always as straightforward as one parent to child - extended family history often gives a clue, but there is still we dont totally understand. Prenatal and neonatal factors can be other risks. Causes can be hard to pinpoint, but consultaiton with developmental pediatricians, pediatric neurologists, or pediatric neuropsychologists may be able to answer questions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Late: 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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Each developmental: stream - cognition, communication, social, fine motor & gross motor- has a range of ages in months at which typically-developing infants achieve specific skills. An infant who does not attain those skills by the age at which 90% of infants demonstrate them has a delay in that stream. Fine motor = use of muscles of the upper trunk, arms & hands; Gross Motor = use of muscles of pelvis,legs, feet ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There is a range of : ages during which typically-developing infants achieve specific developmental skills. An infant who does not attain those skills by the age at which 90% of infants demonstrate them has a Fine Motor delay if muscles of the upper trunk, arms & hands are involved & a Gross Motor delay if muscles of the pelvis, legs & feet are involved. Early Intervention Occupational & Physical Therapy can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Early intervention!: ...Though i would like there to be a specific cause for the delay in motor development identified. This is usually achieved through a combination of blood/urine studies and select neuroimaging (mri/ct) +/- eeg, genetic studies, etc. Whatever the reason, early intervention (ot/pt) may greatly improve these children's lives! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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