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Gross Motor Skill For 17 Month 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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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
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
Girl is 5 and half speech and language therapist say my daughter is developmental behind age 3.3 in language ,grammar poor word finding ,any advice?
My 12 year old son (attending special school) had problems last year. What about a testing update before school?
my girl has linguistic difficultys , comprehension of spoken language grammatical immaturity, vocab retention and retrieval for expressive L help Ty ?
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
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
My 5 yr child has trouble learning spellings and following instructions at school.daydreams and does not complete school work?
Age appropriate: 7weeks old baby follows objects .lift head when on tommy , smiles a little makes cooing noise and recognizes mom ...Read more
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
17 year old male come from a big boned family, he very small, with a speach immpetiment, anger issues & puberty delays, possible crack baby?
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
Would teaching my 5 month old sign language delay his speech ability? Also any sign language tips?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
My daughter is 13 months old and as parents would like to ask:
1. How can we develop her language skills and What toys are the best to but for her age?
3. What is the age is right for potty training?
4. When can she start using utensils/cup
Multiple answers: You can best develope your daughter's language skills by reading books to her, singing and talking (including naming items). Best toys are simple ones like blocks and balls. Potty training to start at 18- 22 months of age. She can start using a cup now- you can try using a sippy cup with a top. She can start playing with a spoon now. For additional information try www.healthychildren.org ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
I am 19. I have a 17 month old and have been trying for baby #2 for a little over 9 months with my husband. Is it to early to see a specialist
Usually 6 months: of trying is sufficient. It would be reasonable to see a specialist now. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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?
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