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Doctor insights on: Infant Speech Development

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What’s the variation in development in infants with autism?

What’s the variation in development in infants with autism?

Considerable: Children on the autism spectrum present with considerable variation in communication skills, motor + other developmental delays. Changes may be subtle. The m-chat or modified checklist for autism in toddlers is a screening tool for possible autism. Drs use this tool in toddlers from 12-18 mos of age. If an infant has developmental delays- they need referral to a specialist to confirm diagnosis. ...Read more

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What effect does an infant's environment have on his growth and development?

What effect does an infant's environment have on his growth and development?

Transactional theory: of development fits with current knowledge of neurogenetics: a developmental trajectory is determined by the ongoing interaction of an infant with its physical & social environment. Chronic antenatal anxiety/depression can alter fetal brain development as much as postnatal depression alters infant brain development. Adult outcomes differ greatly in infants with enriched vs. adverse environments. ...Read more

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Will growing up in an overly hygienic/sterile environment hinder the development of an infant's immunity system?

Will growing up in an overly hygienic/sterile environment hinder the development of an infant's immunity system?

Hygiene Hypothesis: This hypothesis suggests that infants not exposed to microbes early on will not "shift" their immune system from th2 (allergy prone) to th1 (fight infections), thus increasing risk for asthma and allergic disorders. These infants will however have a fully functional immune system to fight infections as they grow. It will not suppress their immune function. ...Read more

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What is the effect of parental unemployment on the development of infants and toddlers?

What is the effect of parental unemployment on the development of infants and toddlers?

Depends on parent: If during unemployment the child sees a parent continuing to function as a parent and role model, unemployment does not have to be detrimental to the family. Take the time to read to kids, do activities with them outdoors, teach them to get involved in the community by going with you to volunteer during your unemployed hours. By showing them you can conquer what life gives you,it can even be good! ...Read more

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What roles do heredity and nutrition have on infant growth and development?

What roles do heredity and nutrition have on infant growth and development?

Heredity: determines growth and can be a large factor in developmental potential. Nutrition, adequate sleep, and early stimulation allow that potential to be realized. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Abnormal laryngeal development in infants?

What is the definition or description of: Abnormal laryngeal development in infants?

Vocal cords: do not develop in a normal manner. This can affect the structure of the vocal cords leading to differences in cry or breathing difficulties. Abnormal maturation of control of the vocal cords can also occur, possibly contributing to respiratory problems. ...Read more

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Could keeping a child in an infant carrier too long could delay the child's development?

Could keeping a child in an infant carrier too long could delay the child's development?

Yes: Infants need human contact and stimulation to develop and stimulate their brains optimally. Stimulation includes touching, such as holding, kissing, cuddling, tickling. This isn't happening alone in an infant carrier. Infant carriers should be used for what it says - to carry the infant from point A to point B and that's it. They are not a babysitter..... ...Read more

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Infant head injury caused delayed speech. Is it possible to overcome this?

Infant head injury caused delayed speech. Is it possible to overcome this?

Possibly: It is possible. However are you talking about in your child, or in an adult? If it is a child, with speech therapy the speech can potentially return to normal or close to it. If it is in an older person, it may be more complicated, but speech therapy would be the best way to re-train your speech. ...Read more

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Is an average sleeping spo2 of 92% acceptable for an infant's brain development? Is there an optimal spo2 range for brain development?

Is an average sleeping spo2 of 92% acceptable for an infant's brain development? Is there an optimal spo2 range for brain development?

92% is fine!: Over 90% is just fine so don't worry. Do discuss your concerns about your baby w/ the pediatrician. Premmies do raise parents anxiety, but try to do the hard task of finding the just right spot of care/comfort. When you ask for and get good info from the Dr. use it to do the right stuff and relax. I wish you all well! ...Read more

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Do giant aneurysms in coronary arteries, effect normal development on infants?

Do giant aneurysms in coronary arteries, effect normal development on infants?

No: They should not affect normal development however make sure the infant is followed closely by a pediatric cardiologist. I'm assuming they were caused by kawasaki disease. ...Read more

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Can caffeine in breast milk affect intellectual development of the infant?

Can caffeine in breast milk affect intellectual development of the infant?

Possibly: Small amounts of caffeine taken in the morning are probably not harmful. But if a baby does not get adequate sleep due to excessive caffeine in the breast milk, the lack of sleep can certainly affect their intellectual development. ...Read more

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What problems can result from a late diagnosis of pyloric stenosis in infants?

What problems can result from a late diagnosis of pyloric stenosis in infants?

Severe dehydration: If a baby has delayed diagnosis of pyloric stenosis the baby may have profound dehydration and metabolic alkalosis. Thankfully with directed rehydration over hours to days this can be corrected and then the baby can undergo surgery to repair the problem. ...Read more

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Can thumb sucking result in gum infection in infants ? How can it be stopped ?

Can thumb sucking result in gum infection in infants ? How can it be stopped ?

Thumb sucking: Thumb sucking is normal and it can not cause gum infection. Also, most infants out grow this so no need to try and stop it. ...Read more

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If croup with woughping cough in infants is a result of viral infection then why doctors prescribe antibiotics ? Is it for just in case scenerio?

If croup with woughping cough in infants is a result of viral infection then why doctors prescribe antibiotics ? Is it for just in case scenerio?

Empiric treatment: Often doctors don't know what the cause of a cough like illness is, unless they have done specific testing for it. Sometimes there are clues that make a clinical diagnosis easy, but it's always good to have confirmation with a lab test-then the best therapy can be prescribed. You're right-antibiotics don't work for viruses, but if the doctor is trying to cover all the bases, you might get an Rx. ...Read more

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How to care an infant baby?

You serious ??????: This site is not a chat room and the 400 character limit for each answer can never cover a complete answer. There are thousands of books available on the subject.A good site for general info is HealthyChildren.org. If you have a specific question for this site, provide background info and ask a specific question. We cannot see uploads or questions you asked in the past. ...Read more

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What food maks infant taller?

What food maks infant taller?

Interesting question: If your only reason for asking is just because you want your kid to be tall, then skip past what i say because it won't help you. If you're asking about food making an infant taller because you're interested in making the infant healthier, follow this link to livestrong: http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/69870-kids-grow-taller/. ...Read more

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How to do cardio with an infant?

How to do cardio with an infant?

Runner-stroller: Manny big stores carry the so-called runner-stroller (big wheels) designed for faster speed, thus you can use to push your infant along while running/exercising. Just make sure you find a path that is relatively smooth. You can also do treadmill, stationary bike, infront-of-tv activities at home while baby is asleep. If there is a will, there is a way--and u have the will. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I tell if infant is sick?

How can I tell if infant is sick?

Lack of energy: If an infant is ill, he/she will lack a vigorous cry, lack interest in feeding. The infant will sleep much more than normal. The muscle tone may be relaxed. The infant may have a lack of a normal suck. If you push your finger on the palm, and the color pink is slow in returning, the infant may be dehydrated or lack oxygen. Also observe the breathing effort; if fast seek help. See a doctor ASAP! ...Read more

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Must my infant's diet include fat?

Must my infant's diet include fat?

Best infant diet: The diet custom tailored for the human infant is breast milk, which certainly contains the fats needed for healthy growth and development. ...Read more

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