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What are normal gross and fine motor skills for a 3-year-old?

What are normal gross and fine motor skills for a 3-year-old?

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

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Occupational therapy for 12 year old with nvld. Very intelligent adult size boy who memorizes rather than writing due to difficulty writing?

Occupational therapy for 12 year old with nvld.  Very intelligent adult size boy who memorizes rather than writing due to difficulty writing?

May not help much: Occupational therapy can help people with fine motor control problems such as the ability to write, type, or otherwise use the hands, wrists, arms. If a child's brain is different, causing him difficulty in dealing with ideas, words, phrases, sentences, etc..., then it is not a motor skill problem, and may not benefit much from o.T. It may be worth a brief try, to see if there is improvement. ...Read more

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Could my 3 year old be autistic?he is not yet pottu trained,has speech and language delay passed his hearing test.he throws very violent tempers.

Could my 3 year old be autistic?he is not yet pottu trained,has speech and language delay passed his hearing test.he throws very violent tempers.

It is hard to say ..: You did not provide enough clinical information. Does this happen in all environments or does he save these behaviors for you specifically. Does he exhibit periods of time where he is engaged in activities with other children: does he understand the language you use with him, does he have a range of emotions: happy, sad, etc. You should discuss these questions with your Pediatric Specialist- KB ...Read more

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How do professionals gauge a childs motor skill developmental age?

How do professionals gauge a childs motor skill developmental age?

Comparison: These judgements are based upon reseach assessing thousands of kids patterns and generating statistical analysis. Then standard milestones are represented. Your pediatrician then compares your child's progresses to these patterns. ...Read more

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Could my 3 year old be autistic?he is not yet pottu trained,has speech and language delay pasaed his hearing test.he throws very violent tempers.he do

Could my 3 year old be autistic?he is not yet pottu trained,has speech and language delay pasaed his hearing test.he throws very violent tempers.he do

Maybe/maybe not: Only 75% of kids are potty trained at 3.Any kid with a communication disorder will be frustrated and tend to throw fits. Proper evaluation by a speech and language specialist and developmental pediatrician could give a better picture of what is going on. This could just be a developmental speech/language issue, separate from the label of autism or its related disorders. ...Read more

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How do gross and fine motor skills improve throughout a child's development?

How do gross and fine motor skills improve throughout a child's development?

Brain development : from 3 weeks after conception - 25 years dictates developmental trajectory in all streams. Typically, neurons form, migrate to correct positions in the cortex & send out axons & dendrites in correct paths to transmit signals across synapses. From then on, environmental input is key, because experience- dependent neural activity, aka LEARNING, modifies synapses & eliminates unnecessary ones. ...Read more

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My 12 year old son (attending special school) had problems last year. What about a testing update before school?

My 12 year old son (attending special school) had problems last year. What about a testing update before school?

Great idea: You should be working with your family doctor and your son's therepists. Convene a meeting to decide what needs to be measured. ...Read more

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My daugther is 25 months. Her gross motor is at 18 months level and speech at 19 months. Is she considered GDD ?

My daugther is 25 months. Her gross motor is at 18 months level and speech at 19 months. Is she considered GDD ?

The more accurate : definition of Global Developmental Delay in a child too young for formal IQ testing or less than 5 yrs. old is: Significant delays in both language & cognition (problem-solving) along with delays in self-help/adaptive skills. Some use it for 2 or more delays in any domains. Ask about referral to a Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrician to evaluate for genetic & other medical causes of her delays. ...Read more

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What are some activities for improving a child's gross and fine motor skills?

What are some activities for improving a child's gross and fine motor skills?

At what age? If < 3: years, seek evaluation from your state's Child Find Program if concerned; if 3-5, from your school district's Child Find Team. If school age, you may have to pay for private OT & PT evaluations. See developmental screens & age-appropriate tips on healthy children.org, www.moveforwardpt.com/Children/Activities/Default.aspx#.VP09A0ZHbCR, therapystreetforkids.com/fm-strength.html & other sites. ...Read more

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What developmental milestones should a 7 weeks old baby have accomplished?

What developmental milestones should a 7 weeks old baby have accomplished?

Age appropriate: 7weeks old baby follows objects .lift head when on tommy , smiles a little makes cooing noise and recognizes mom ...Read more

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My 3 year old son was born with a sacral dimple. He's potty trained as far as peeing. But difficulty controlling his bowl movements. Spinabifida?

My 3 year old son was born with a sacral dimple. He's potty trained as far as peeing. But  difficulty controlling his bowl movements. Spinabifida?

Get ultrasound: He is too young to be concerned about bowel training difficulty. You can speak to your pediatrician about an ultrasound of the sacral area or imaging. If the clinical exam by his pediatrician shown normal rectal tone, probably not a problem. ...Read more

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What qualifies as babbling for a 10 wk old baby?

What qualifies as babbling for a 10 wk old baby?

Too young to babble: A 10-week old baby is not at the babbling stage yet. Babies at 2-3 months usually make cooing sounds and maybe squealing sounds once in a while. Babbling is the 2-3 syllable sounds babies make before they start saying "dada" or "baba". Babbling might start at 6-9 months. ...Read more

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17 year old male come from a big boned family, he very small, with a speach immpetiment, anger issues & puberty delays, possible crack baby?

17 year old male come from a big boned family, he very small, with a speach immpetiment, anger issues & puberty delays, possible crack baby?

FAS/E? : This is very typical of fetal alcohol exposure/ syndrome. These patients tend to be of short stature, have anger management problems, learning disabilities, developmental delay and social disconnectedness. ...Read more

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At what age do late talkers generally catch up thier peers. My son is 2 y 4 m. Has vocab of 50 words 3-4 two words comb. Will goin to nursery help?

At what age do late talkers generally catch up thier peers. My son is 2 y 4 m. Has vocab of 50 words 3-4  two words comb. Will goin to nursery help?

Development Testing: Before your son can be labeled "late talker", a medical or developmental disorder must first be ruled out. Child's past medical/family/development history is not given but is important to know. Be aware that hearing loss is a major cause of language delay in this age group and must be tested for. See doctor for a full medical and developmental assessment to determine true cause of speech delay. ...Read more

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Would teaching my 5 month old sign language delay his speech ability? Also any sign language tips?

Would teaching my 5 month old sign language delay his speech ability? Also any sign language tips?

No Delay: There is no evidence that teaching sign language would delay speech ability in the long run. The american sign language association has numerous helpful tips; please review them and discuss this issue with your child's pediatrician. ...Read more

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My autstic 8 year old is getting anesthesia for dental work in hosptial . How safe is it ? I'm hearing about a girl brain dead from routine surgery.

My autstic 8 year old is getting anesthesia for dental work in hosptial . How safe is it ? I'm hearing about a girl brain dead from  routine surgery.

Hospital anesthesia: General anesthesia and IV sedation are very safe procedures when performed by trained anesthesiologists, especially in a hospital setting. Yes, all procedures have risks and you should be fully informed of the risks. If my child required it, i wouldn't be unduly concerned. Having said that, a plane or car can crash into your house, and people cay die from penicillin, peanuts, or a bee sting. ...Read more

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What are fine and gross motor skills?

What are fine and gross motor skills?

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 more

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What are some causes of teen's gross motor skill developmental delays?

What are some causes of teen's gross motor skill developmental delays?

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

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Can glue ear affect your fine and gross motor skills?

Can glue ear affect your fine and gross motor skills?

Glue ear effects: Glue ears in a child cause hearing loss,can make them clumsy,but does not affect fine or gross motor skills,consider a neurological consult after glue ears have been treated effectively . ...Read more

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Is it possible that have glue ear affect your fine and gross motor skills?

Is it possible that have glue ear affect your fine and gross motor skills?

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

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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?

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

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Is it a bad idea to get anesthesia for a 17 month old?

No: There are risks with everything we do. So first you have to ask, what are doing to this 17 month old that is so important that we need an anesthetic. Discuss your concerns with the anesthesiologist and see if there are alternatives you can use. Once you make a decision to use anesthesia, make sure you talk to the anesthesiologist who is going to do the case. ...Read more

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I was just wondering how can I boost my 17 month old immune system?

I was just wondering how can I boost my 17 month old immune system?

Boosting immune sys: There are no methods that can boost the immune system. Eating and living healthy are the best way. If your child gets sick a lot, you might want to bring him to see a local physician to be evaluated. ...Read more

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How much should my 17 month old sleep? how many naps should i put him down for a day

How much should my 17 month old sleep? how many naps should i put him down for a day

Nap time: Usually at this age, 2 naps /day is average. The nap time can be x 1-2 hours or sometimes even less. This should not affect bedtime sleep time, but sometimes does if they nap too long, then aren't sleepy. ...Read more

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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?

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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My 17 month old son is having nosebleeds. Should I be worried?

My 17 month old son is having nosebleeds. Should I be worried?

Look inside the nose: A normal toddler can have occasional, brief nosebleeds. Causes include colds or allergies that cause sniffling and mucous in the nose. Teaching a child to blow his nose while bathing can clear mucous. A bead or other toy put "up the nose" can cause bleeding, as can nasal trauma from bumping into things. If nosebleeding is heavy, or repeats for more than 2 days, one should talk with the doctor. ...Read more

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What is the easiest and safest way to break a fever on a 17 month old infant?

What is the easiest and safest way to break a fever on a 17 month old infant?

No cold baths!: To cool a hot house first turn down the thermostat then open the windows. Same with kids. Turn down the thermostat in the hypothalamus by giving Ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Place them in thin clothing & remove blankets. Ice baths are rarely needed & cause pain & anguish. But only break a high fever. Low grade fevers to 39 c. Help fight infection & are usually tolerated if you maintain hydration. ...Read more

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Best foods to eat for a 17 month old?

Best foods to eat for a 17 month old?

Organic: Dairy and meat should be organic if possible. Hummus is a great source of zinc. Otherwise just fresh veggies, fruit and protein. Plus some healthy fats like avocado. ...Read more

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Should a 17 month old be able to digest crasins?

Should a 17 month old be able to digest crasins?

It's ok: If u r asking because baby has whole craisins in his stool that is normal. If u r asking if u could give that to him, the answer is yes. ...Read more

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I have a 17 month old is it on that she is still on jarred baby food only?

I have a 17 month old is it on that she is still on jarred baby food only?

Start finger foods: Your baby will want to start trying new tastes and textures. She will also want to feed herself. This is a great way for her to learn how to pick up small pieces of food, make choices about what she likes, and be able to eat with the family. Start offering small bits of soft foods or little finger foods. Cheerios, cooked veggies, and small crackers are good to try. See how she does with these. ...Read more

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Why does my 17 month old have excess snot & boogers. It's been going on for two months. We do not have any pets.

Why does my 17 month old have excess snot & boogers. It's been going on for two months. We do not have any pets.

Air quality/germs: More kid boogers are related to irritants and random infections than allergies. Dust, cleaning fumes, smoke, burning candles, cooking odors, plug ins, perfume, hair spray, etc all can lead to chronic drainage in kids. They are also expected to get 5-7 uri's/yr to the age of 5.Sometimes just removing some of the odor producing agents in your home will reduce this. ...Read more

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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?

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

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My 17 month old son has been very clingy it's been like this for a few months I can't leave his sight or he will scream till I pick him up ?

My 17 month old son has been very clingy it's been like this for a few months I can't leave his sight or he will scream till I pick him up ?

Separation anxiety: If he's been checked out by his Dr. and his exam is normal,it means he's in his separation anxiety phase. The problem is that if you continue to pick him up every time he screams, he'll continue to have tantrums. I advise starting with 5 minutes of being in another room, then coming back. When he tolerates that, gradually increase the amount of time. Ensure he has toys with him. He'll learn. ...Read more

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All sudden my 17 month old doeant want her bottle like two days ago started with this, only takes it at bedtime and is falling sleep, shes very active?

All sudden my 17 month old doeant want her bottle like two days ago started with this, only takes it at bedtime and is falling sleep, shes very active?

Bottle at bedtime: I would discourage you from putting your child to bed with a bottle. The milk sugars that remain in her mouth can cause dental caries. You can break her of the bottle, by cutting the nipples and show that her bottles are broken. ...Read more

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How do I treat a gum infection for my 17 month old?

How do I treat a gum infection for my 17 month old?

Pediatric dentist: A 17 month old should not be getting infections in their gums. It is possible that this is a canker sore(apthus ulcer) or that your child is teething. Rather then just treating this randomly you need to have them evaluated by a pediatric dentist so you know what is really going on. ...Read more