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Dr. James Lin
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Missed Developmental Milestones (Definition)

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


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20 month old has verba, social, and communication delays. Could this be signs of autism and how to differentiate ASD from aa development delay ?

20 month old has verba, social,  and communication delays.  Could this be signs of autism and how to differentiate ASD from aa development delay ?

Social interaction : A few things. One it's important to have a hearing test to rule out hearing impairment. A hallmark of ASD is abnormal social functioning such as preferring not to be held or cuddled. Limited eye contact or interest in conversation. ASD often also presents with delays. Delays alone, however, are less likely to have social dysfunction and are usually more specific. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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My daughter needs help with fine motor skills. Is this a sign or symptom of a learning disability?

My daughter needs help with fine motor skills. Is this a sign or symptom of a learning disability?

Not necessarily: Delay of fine motor skills in and of itself does not necessarily correlate to cognitive delay. It may be neuromuscular in nature or a developmental delay that simply requires some therapy. Important information would include delay in other milestones. Please speak with your pediatrician for further evaluation and guidance. ...Read more

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Is speech delay a definite sign of autism?

Is speech delay a definite sign of autism?

No.: In fact, nonverbal communication is deficient in autistic children; many children with speech delay are so good at reading nonverbal cues that they have no motivation to start speaking. ...Read more

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Idevelopmental delay and learning difficulties across the board and language delay , my child is 6 and 22 months behind should school take it serious ?

Idevelopmental delay and learning difficulties across the board and language delay , my child is 6 and 22 months behind should school take it serious ?

The earlier you help: developmental delays the better. Please seek professional help from a specialist. Special tutors and speech therapy can be very effective and your child will feel less frustrated. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the level of speech development expected for a 16 months old boy born full term?

What is the level of speech development expected for a 16 months old boy born full term?

4-6 words: At 15 months of age we expect a child to have 4-6 words. They generally can follow simple commands, such as 'go get your shoes,' and can point to 2-3 body parts (eyes, nose, ears, belly button, etc.) Of course all children develop at their own pace. But a 16 month old who is not close to meeting these milestones should be evaluated by their doctor. ...Read more

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Would a sensory integration disorder be a symptom of Asperger's syndrome? my now 11yr old daughter was diagnosed as having an autism spectrum disorder 1yr ago. however when I'm speaking to others about her symptoms the first comment I hear usually is 'oh

Would a sensory integration disorder be a symptom of Asperger's syndrome? my now 11yr old daughter was diagnosed as having an autism spectrum disorder 1yr ago. however when I'm speaking to others about her symptoms the first comment I hear usually is 'oh

Hi, : Hi, concur with dr. Rinker. Aspergers syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder. Autism, is the most impairing of the autism spectrum disorders. Pervasive developmental disorder comes next and children with aspergers are usually the highest functioning of three. Children with autism spectrum disorder usually have sensory overload which includes tactile stimulation. I recommend talking directly with your daughter's psychiatrist about how best to deal with her tactile sensitivity. One quick option is the use of a camisole that is made of smooth or silky material as an undergarment. It is likely to create less friction against the nipples without highlighting just her nipples. Additionally, pulling bandaids off of skin repeatedly could be quite painful - especially in a child who is already sensitive. I hope this is helpful. Take care. ...Read more

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At what % blockage of airway is developmental delays an issue in hypertrophic adenoid cases. Have ent, looking for industry standard?

At what % blockage of airway is developmental delays an issue   in hypertrophic adenoid cases. Have ent, looking for industry standard?

Do not know of any: Developmental delays that develop because of hypertrophic adenoids. Usually the person snores so badly that apnea becomes a concern, or the patient is a chronic mouth breather or has recurrent colds/sinus infections. All these symptoms usually indicate the need to remove the adenoids. The % blockage is the extent to which symptoms affect daily life. ...Read more

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6q deletion, developmental delay and small head. Mri was normal. Does this indicate that brain development is not affected?

6q deletion, developmental delay and small head. Mri was normal. Does this indicate that brain development is not affected?

No: The deletion defect is present in every cell of babies body. Its eventual effect on function will be variable.The only data you have from an MRI in this case is that the parts are there in the proper size and relationship with one another.It could have revealed a deformation in structure, but did not.The presence of developmental delay is your best indicator to expect problems later. ...Read more

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Mychild has mild hypotonia in legs only, he is 10 months old, normal MRI and spectroscopy, delayed motor skills only, what could be the problem?

Mychild has mild hypotonia in legs only, he is 10 months old, normal MRI and spectroscopy, delayed motor skills only, what could be the problem?

Many things: If his other milestones are normal then this narrows it down a bit. We want to know details of his birth history, early life, nutrition factors, overall growth, and family history to just name a few things in order to figure this out. Is the motor skill delay progressive? (is his muscle strength WORSENING?) Or is it static? Could be many reasons at this point, these answers will guide diagnosis ...Read more

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Could a speech and language delay effect a child in terms of pretend play?

Could a speech and language delay effect a child in terms of pretend play?

Not necessarily: Children are very reislient and adaptive. Pretend play will simply be more nonverbal in this case. Pretend play can also be an outlet for frustration...Encourage the play, read to your child, and hopefully with a known delay there is therapy to help improve the delay... ...Read more

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In a child, what could "some prominence of the frontotemporal extraaxial spaces" indicate on mri? Mild devel delay, & motor delays. Possible cdg

In a child, what could "some prominence of the frontotemporal extraaxial spaces" indicate on mri? Mild devel delay, & motor delays. Possible cdg

Cerebral atrophy: Sounds as if they are describing widening of the fluid spaces around the brain. This is usually the result of shrinkage or failure of growth of the brain tissues. ...Read more

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In what way is apraxia of speech a "normal phase" of speech development? "normal" does not require intervention. Please reference response. Thanks.

In what way is apraxia of speech a "normal phase" of speech development?  "normal" does not require intervention.  Please reference response.  Thanks.

?word use: Apraxia: involves loss of use. Here i assume you mean a child who is delayed? There are standards of nl development for a childs age , out side of which your health care provider will want to seek additional work ups for possible causes. ...Read more

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My son is 32 mo old. Was diagnosed with global development delay, and autism spectrum, will it be permanent, or will he grow out if it?

My son is 32 mo old. Was diagnosed with global development delay, and autism spectrum, will it be permanent, or will he grow out if it?

Hard to say: There are some with these features that are labeled early on but emerge later in a more expected pattern of development.That said, we do not have the benefit of a complete history, exam and or testing, so any prediction of improvement is not founded on fact. I never give up on these kids.I find many involved docs/therapists expect bad outcomes which color their approach. ...Read more

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Child had neonatal meningitis but then develops normally. He is 12 months now; would there still be a risk of brain damage?

Child had neonatal meningitis but then develops normally.  He is 12 months now; would there still be a risk of brain damage?

Follow up mgt: It is a good indication of recovery that your son is meeting his developmental milestones during his first year. I would recommend that he have a hearing test as part of his office visit, and his management should include detailed developmental, neurologic and audiologic assessments. ...Read more

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31month boy not talkin morethan 10 sng word,normal hearin.Assesment result:Severe expressive delay no autism.Born with vacum does it damage brain part?

31month boy not talkin morethan 10 sng word,normal hearin.Assesment result:Severe expressive delay no autism.Born with vacum does it damage brain part?

Unrelated to vacuum: Generally, using vacuum to help deliver a baby's head is not related to problems the child has in development or brain function. Even with today's knowledge and technology, many cases of childhood brain problems still have unknown causes (that we may figure out in the next 20-50 years). Meanwhile, keep playing with and talking with the child, do all checkups & vaccines, and just hope for the best. ...Read more

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What is global developmental delay disorder in a child?

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

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My son was born at 28 weeks and has mild pvl.Cp global delay. He cannot talk at nearly 4yrs old. Could doctors be overlooking autism in favor of global delay?

My son was born at 28 weeks and has mild pvl.Cp global delay. He cannot talk at nearly 4yrs old. Could doctors be overlooking autism in favor of global delay?

Certainly Possible: There can be some degree of overlap between the two conditions. Many of the featured behaviors of both can be shared. I would look at other symptoms he has and try to address any GI problems, any adhd type symptoms, sleep issues, allergies. Look into the group: maps. Medical academy of pediatric special needs. Doesn't hurt to get more than one opinion. ...Read more

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She is deaf from 15 years now it is profound deafness 4th degree hearing loss,got tests audiologist advisd digital or computerizd aid which is better?

She is deaf from 15 years now it is profound deafness 4th degree hearing loss,got tests audiologist advisd digital or computerizd aid which is better?

Hearing Aid: Digital one is believed to be better due to following advantages: 1) improvement in programmability 2) greater precision in fitting 3) management of loudness discomfort control of acoustic feedback (whistling sounds) 4) noise reduction Only disadvantage is more expensive. ...Read more

Dr. Cindy Juster
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Developmental Delay (Definition)

As children move along in age, they should also do so in developmental stages of motor, languag, and personal social areas. When these areas lag expectations, it is ...Read more


Baby Passes Block (Definition)

This is a developmental milestone. Babies can transfer cube from one hand to another at around ...Read more