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Gross Motor Skill For 17 Month Old
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thick, sticky middle: ear fluid may cause temporary conductive hearing loss & diminish articulation or reduce language comprehension & acquisition in a child. It does not cause persistent Developmental Articulation Disorder or Receptive/ Expressive Language Disorder after it clears spontaneously or by surgery, nor does it cause delays in fine or gross motor skills. Seek assessment for a neurodevelopmental disorder. ...Read more
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
25 month old son has good language skills (sentence up to to 8 words) but has really never used a pronoun. Always own name. Is it to early to worry?
Not to worry: Be patient and teach him with pictures of family members using the appropriate pronouns.Repetition is the key.They are visual learners.Good luck .If concerned, you can always discuss with your pediatrician. ...Read more
I have a friend whose 8mth old only weighs 151/2 lbs. Met most of his milestones little low on gross motors skills he eats well.What test can be done?
Need more info: There are many parameters that are measured in the first year of life. Weight for length ; head circumference, among others. Simply providing his weight is not sufficient. You say he has met most of his milestones. These also are variable. Overall from what you have said there does not seem to be anything of definite concern. But if more info can be provided a better answer can be supplied. ...Read more
Incomplete list here: Use Developmental Screens on first signs.org & healthy children.org. A 3-yr. old displays normal quality of movement to draw a circle & a cross, use scissors, hold crayon with thumb & fingers, throw ball overhand, catch ball using both hands, dress self (no fasteners), walk up & down stairs alternating feet, ride trike, etc. Public Schools' Child Find Teams assess kids age 3-5, free of charge. ...Read more
My 17 month old son just ran through my freshly mopped still wet floor spic n span could that absorb in his skin and hurt him?
No: When things like that happen, a parent can just wash the child off in the sink or in the tub. There should be no problem. ...Read more
Is it normal for a 17 month old to be missing his lower lateral incisor? Will his adult incisor come in? Should i be concerned?
Possible: But not possible to tell at this time, especially without a radiograph. It just might be delayed eruption. Even so, not much that can be done at his age. Have him seen by a pediatric dentist and have the situation monitored. ...Read more
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