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Global Developmental Delay Prognosis
Significant delays,: With age-equivalent performance of 1 1/2 std. Deviations or more below the mean in 2 or more developmental domains: cognition, receptive/ expressive communicatiion, social/adaptive & fine/ gross motor skills + how a child processes information presented verbally or visually. GDD is a diagnosis for kids thru age 4. Below-normal cognitive & adaptive skills at 5-6 is termed Intellectual Disability. ...Read more
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
Broad features: An infant is born with the basic physical ability to control the muscles needed to feed, lift and turn the head some and while engage parents with visual recognition. As they move through childhood, they acquire new skills. Failing to do so in a single area like motor skills, would be labeled motor delay. Failing in many areas, including motor, speech and language and social skills would be global. ...Read more
Immaturity: Developmental delays often lead to arrested development on social dimensions. Tracking levels of social judgment, friendships, dating, sexuality should indicate how safe and capable an individual is to manage some decisions independently. ...Read more
Overall delay: Standardized tests like the differential abilities scales-ii that yield a general cognitive ability score and a special non-verbal composite test all developmental domains: cognition, receptive/ expressive communicatiion, social/adaptive and fine/ gross motor, plus how a child processes information presented verbally or visually. Gdd refers to significant overall delays in a child <6 years old. ...Read more
See below: Dyspraxia: problems with movement & coordination. Aka "motor learning disability". Those with dyspraxia find it hard to carry out smooth & coordinated movements. It often comes with language problems, & a degree of difficulty with perception & thought. Dyspraxia does not affect a person's intelligence. Global dev. Delay is used to describe an overall delay in two or more major areas of development. ...Read more
Talk: Talk to your doctor, possibly a social worker, a disability lawyer who can all guide you in the right direction and to get an appropriate disability evaluation. ...Read more
Does anyone know how I can get long term disability for osteochondroma and global developmental delay?
State offices: Most states have Departments of Human Resources, Departments of Disability, etc. Which have programs that citizens can apply to for assistance with such matters. They will likely request an application from you and documentation from your healthcare providers for their decision making process. Applying is free and open to any who may request it. ...Read more
Very unlikely: In most cases of developmental delay parents are not directly or indirectly responsible. Exceptions might include substance abuse during pregnancy, head trauma from abuse or severe neglect leading to failure to thrive but these will have other associated findings not just developmental delay. It is best to speak with the provider to make sure a thorough evaluation is done. ...Read more
Continued: Autism may be a cause of global developmental delay, but most often involves delays mainly in the language/communication and social/ emotional domains of development. Autism is not always an isolated diagnosis; it may a part of a more generalized condition. The cdc we site has information on development & autism. The autism link is: www. Cdc. Gov/ncbddd/autism/actearly. ...Read more
Is there any difference between global developmental delay and pervasive developmental disorders?
Developmental delays: There is a difference between the two. GDD is a delay in two or more of language, motor, vision, thinking and social skills. Pervasive developmental delays describe a group of disorders, such as Autism and Asperger's, that describe primarily delays of socialization, imagination, and communication. ...Read more
Is global developmental delay considered cognitive, if so how is a child's intelligence determined? What factors besides milestones are considered?
Definitions: The term "cognitive" confers the idea of the child thinking through an idea like responding to a stranger or formulating speech. The term global implys that both thinking & motor skill sets are involved in a process. Kids can have isolated fine motor, gross motor or thinking delays. Special scales like the bailey or minnesota child development inventory can assess these areas of early child developme. ...Read more
Hi my daughter is diagnosed with having global developmental delay what can we do has parents to help her? She is now 12yrs and never had friend thank
See a pediatrician: First thing to do is get evaluated by her pediatrician. There are several causes for developmental delay- including endocrine, nutritional, systemic diseases, psychosocial etc. May need multidisciplinary approach-? Psychiatrist, social worker. It is better to do the evaluation as soon as possible as certain conditions may cause permanent damage if not treated early. ...Read more
Yes: All neurological problems are tips of the same iceberg, most types of brain problems have multiple manifestations, some are just more obvious than others. ...Read more
Is there a new diagnosis of cerebral palsy with global developmental delay and mental retardation?
Just new terminology: The conditions you describe have been known for many decades. Europe has had specific centers dedicated to spastics for many years. There have been special clinics developed in the us for children with special needs - most due to conditions such as mental retardation and cerebral palsy. We are now using words that are less threatening such as global developmental delay and mrcp. ...Read more
My son is 8 months old. He has global developmental delay. Hypotonia, Fluid retention and other issues. What genetic disorders could be linked to this?
Too many to list...: Speak to your physician, specialists, and geneticist for clearer answers regarding whether they believe your son's issues are related to a genetic disorder. ...Read more
What to do if I have adhd, straps in my right eye, osteochondroma, global developmental delay, is there any financial help for people like me?
Delay is a diagnosis used for infants & young children too young for formal IQ testing. If you have Intellectual Disability, you should qualify for SSI funding & Medicaid health insurance, but use that term when you call 1-888-280-5851 for an appointment. Also call the State Americans with Disabilities Act Affiliate, MLM Associates LLC, 502-419-4929 (voice), Contact: Melinda Mast.
Developmental: Your pediatrician should be able to tell if there are significant delays. However, there are a number of assessment tool, one of the more common is ages and stages that are specific for ages and help not only assess fine, gross motor, but communication (verbal, non-verbal), socialization, etc. You could ask your doctor to use this to see where your child is compared to his or her peers. ...Read more
Each developmental: Domain has a range of ages at which typically-developing infants & toddlers reach expected milestones. Screening for these is on firstsigns. Org. Not attaining a milestone by the age at which 90% of children do so is a delay. The trajectory of development over time is more important than reaching a milestone at a single point in time. Developmental surveillance is, therefore, recommended by the AAP. ...Read more
In most states...: ...The early intervention program can perform a very thorough evaluation of your child's development. Discuss this with your pediatrician if you are concerned. ...Read more
Ask your MD: Developmental charts are available from the aap and are used in most pediatrician offices. Children develop at different rates and in different areas. Gross motor, fine motor, verbal, and social development can each be assessed separately. Problems can be focused on specific areas of development and followed closely. Serious delays may need more coordinated therapy programs. ...Read more
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
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
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
Good question: Retardation indicates a low IQ and expected problems meeting milestones. Mentally retarded individuals do have developmental delay. Developmental delay can exist alone and means one is not meeting milestones on time. Pt, ot, speech are therapies than can improve developmental delay. Mental impairment is a lot of different diagnosis...Bipolar, dementia, retardation, schizophrenia, etc ...Read more
It refers to any: Condition (there are very many) that causes a child to mature, physically or mentally, at a slower rate than most other babies. There are growth delays, speech delays, cognitive (thinking) delays, gross motor (walking etc.) and fine motor (picking up small objects, etc.) delays. ...Read more
No: It is important to know there is no association between vaccines and pdd. In fact, since the vaccine scare, there are a certain percent of kids whose parents chose not to vaccinate, despite this, the incidence of pdd has risen. There is, however, a risk in the future for having a resurgance of childhood diseases, like measles if enough kids aren't vaccinated. Good question. ...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 more