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What's global developmental delay?

What's global developmental delay?

Significant delays, : with age-equivalent performance of 1 1/2 std. deviations or more below the mean in 2 or more developmental domains: cognition, receptive/ expressive communicatiion, social/adaptive & fine/ gross motor skills + how a child processes information presented verbally or visually. GDD is a diagnosis for kids thru age 4. Below-normal cognitive & adaptive skills at 5-6 is termed Intellectual Disability. ...Read more

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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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How can global developmental delay effect adolescense?

How can global developmental delay effect adolescense?

Immaturity : Developmental delays often lead to arrested development on social dimensions. Tracking levels of social judgment, friendships, dating, sexuality should indicate how safe and capable an individual is to manage some decisions independently. ...Read more

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Can cerebral palsy, global developmental delay and mental retardation coexist in a 6 y.O.?

Can cerebral palsy, global developmental delay and mental retardation coexist in a 6 y.O.?

Yes: All neurological problems are tips of the same iceberg, most types of brain problems have multiple manifestations, some are just more obvious than others. ...Read more

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Will quadriplegic spasticity cause global development delay?

Will quadriplegic spasticity cause global development delay?

No: Quadriplegic spasticity itself should not cause global developmental delay. There are, however, conditions that result in both development delay and quad spasticity so although you may see the two together, one does not necessarily cause the other. ...Read more

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What causes developmental delays?

What causes developmental delays?

Many factors: Developmental delays often just are without much possible explanation. Other times there can be predisposition because of genetics, prematurity, toxin exposure, intrauterine problems, and disease/illness. Interactions with your child of all kinds help development. ...Read more

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Is there a new diagnosis of cerebral palsy with global developmental delay and mental retardation?

Is there a  new diagnosis of cerebral palsy with global developmental delay and mental retardation?

Just new terminology: The conditions you describe have been known for many decades. Europe has had specific centers dedicated to spastics for many years. There have been special clinics developed in the us for children with special needs - most due to conditions such as mental retardation and cerebral palsy. We are now using words that are less threatening such as global developmental delay and mrcp. ...Read more

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Could a child diagnosed with global developmental delay have autism?

Could a child diagnosed with global developmental delay have autism?

Continued: Autism may be a cause of global developmental delay, but most often involves delays mainly in the language/communication and social/ emotional domains of development. Autism is not always an isolated diagnosis; it may a part of a more generalized condition. The cdc we site has information on development & autism. The autism link is: www.Cdc.Gov/ncbddd/autism/actearly. ...Read more

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What conditions cause delays in developmental milestones?

What conditions cause delays in developmental milestones?

Many causes of delay: There can be many causes for developmental delays. Examples of this would be prematurity, genetic conditions, exposure to drugs, alcohol, lead, or maternal infections. Lack of stimulation can also lead to delays, such as infants who are left in their cribs or infant seats for hours at a time with no interaction. ...Read more

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What is considered childhood developmental delay?

What is considered  childhood developmental delay?

Slow milestones: Many books and brochures have expected milestones for children at specific ages. If your child is not meeting these expected milestones, there is concern. A thorough pediatric evaluation would be appropriate. Exact cause, outcome, and treatment should be discussed with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can developmental delay be genetic?

Can developmental delay be genetic?

Yes and no: There are very many syndromes that will result in developmental delay. For example down syndrome. However, even with the full syndrome a person can be developmentally normal. There is a genetic trend for intelligence, but this is very variable. Many children with developmental problems have no genetic risks. Many children with genetic risks are developmentally normal. ...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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Explain about delayed motor development.?

Explain about delayed motor development.?

Late: Studies have shown that most kids follow a pattern of advancing skills regarding use of various muscle.There is a tremendous range of time, so a child may walk as early as 7-8 mos and as late as 18-20 mos and still be in the "normal" range. When these advancements are delayed, longer than the expected latest normal time, we worry about problems. ...Read more

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Does my child have a mental retardation if delayed motor development?

Not Necessarily: The cognitive parts of the brain and the motor areas are seperate to a large degree. It is very possible for the motor area to have been damaged or immature and the thinking, reasoning or cognitive areas to be ok.Of course, sometimes global problems may occur causing problems in both areas. ...Read more

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Is there any difference between global developmental delay and pervasive developmental disorders?

Developmental delays: There is a difference between the two. GDD is a delay in two or more of language, motor, vision, thinking and social skills. Pervasive developmental delays describe a group of disorders, such as Autism and Asperger's, that describe primarily delays of socialization, imagination, and communication. ...Read more

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Are parents to blame for global developmental delay?

Are parents to blame for global developmental delay?

very unlikely : In most cases of developmental delay parents are not directly or indirectly responsible. Exceptions might include substance abuse during pregnancy, head trauma from abuse or severe neglect leading to failure to thrive but these will have other associated findings not just developmental delay. It is best to speak with the provider to make sure a thorough evaluation is done. ...Read more

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Please describe to me what is cerebral palsy global developmental delay.?

Gereralized neuro: Cerebral palsy is an acquired brain damage manifesting itself as abnormal motor development, spasticity or marked decrease in muscle tone. Global developmental delay indicates that all aspects of developmental aspects, language, motor, social areas. ...Read more

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Does a severe speech delay always indicate autism?

Does a severe speech delay always indicate autism?

Definitely not: There are plenty of reasons why a child might have speech delay. Autism is only 1 of them. Has the hearing been checked? Are there other delays in motor or social realms? Likely your child would benefit from a speech and language evaluation at a speech center specialized in children and potentially an ENT evaluation and other workup eg. Developmental evaluation if other delays are present. ...Read more

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Does pervasive developmental delay ever happen because of vaccines?

Does pervasive developmental delay ever happen because of vaccines?

No: It is important to know there is no association between vaccines and pdd. In fact, since the vaccine scare, there are a certain percent of kids whose parents chose not to vaccinate, despite this, the incidence of pdd has risen. There is, however, a risk in the future for having a resurgance of childhood diseases, like measles if enough kids aren't vaccinated. Good question. ...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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Are developmental delays inherited?

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No, most of the time: Certain genetic conditions resulting in developmental delay are inheritable, though. ...Read more

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What's a first noticeable developmental delay?

What's a first noticeable developmental delay?

Eye contact: The very first thing in development is that the infant will prefer to look at a face, notably the parent. If that dosen't happen by 2 months, there is a problem. ...Read more

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What is considered childhood developmental delay?

Slow milestones: Many books and brochures have expected milestones for children at specific ages. If your child is not meeting these expected milestones, there is concern. A thorough pediatric evaluation would be appropriate. Exact cause, outcome, and treatment should be discussed with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What's global developmental delay?

Significant delays, : with age-equivalent performance of 1 1/2 std. deviations or more below the mean in 2 or more developmental domains: cognition, receptive/ expressive communicatiion, social/adaptive & fine/ gross motor skills + how a child processes information presented verbally or visually. GDD is a diagnosis for kids thru age 4. Below-normal cognitive & adaptive skills at 5-6 is termed Intellectual Disability. ...Read more

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How do I know if my baby has a developmental delay?

How do I know if my baby has a developmental delay?

Ask your MD: Developmental charts are available from the aap and are used in most pediatrician offices. Children develop at different rates and in different areas. Gross motor, fine motor, verbal, and social development can each be assessed separately. Problems can be focused on specific areas of development and followed closely. Serious delays may need more coordinated therapy programs. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is global developmental delay?

Broad features: An infant is born with the basic physical ability to control the muscles needed to feed, lift and turn the head some and while engage parents with visual recognition. As they move through childhood, they acquire new skills. Failing to do so in a single area like motor skills, would be labeled motor delay.Failing in many areas, including motor, speech and language and social skills would be global. ...Read more

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What are the tests for developmental delay fine motor?

What are the tests for developmental delay fine motor?

Standardized tests : for assessment of fine motor skills exist for all age groups. Occupational therapists assess the developmental level of skills & the quality of movement. The Peabody Developmental Motor Scales 2, birth-5 defines degree of impairment in kids with neurological abnormalities or risk factors for fine-motor delays. http://www.guideline.gov/content.aspx?id=47480 lists efficacy of various therapies. ...Read more

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How can global developmental delay effect adolescense?

Immaturity : Developmental delays often lead to arrested development on social dimensions. Tracking levels of social judgment, friendships, dating, sexuality should indicate how safe and capable an individual is to manage some decisions independently. ...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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What's the difference between developmental delay and mental impairment?

What's the difference between developmental delay and mental impairment?

Specific testing: All children develop at different rates. Some learn to talk early (especially girls), some late, and some regress in language. Some develop rapid motor skills while others are much slower. Special testing can be done at school age to measure learning ability and to establish a scale of aptitude. This can then be used to quantify mental impairment. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: developmental delay fine motor?

What is the definition or description of: developmental delay fine motor?

Fine motor: Fine motor delay means that the skills using the small muscles (like the hands) develop later than most children, or develop differently. Children with fine motors delays often have trouble with using utensils, buttons and shoe ties, handwriting, or using scissors. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the differences between developmental delay and mental impairment.?

Hard to say early on: Early childhood assessments are heavily weighted on motor skills and some assume a motor delay could also mean mental deficiency.Not always true.It is hard to get an assessment of intellect until a kid is old enough to sample thinking skills. A kids early communication skills are more likely to give a picture of this feature.Kids can have isolated motor development problems and be mentally normal. ...Read more

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What are the differences between retardation, developmental delay and mental impairment?

What are the differences between retardation, developmental delay and mental impairment?

Good question: Retardation indicates a low IQ and expected problems meeting milestones. Mentally retarded individuals do have developmental delay. Developmental delay can exist alone and means one is not meeting milestones on time. Pt, ot, speech are therapies than can improve developmental delay. Mental impairment is a lot of different diagnosis...Bipolar, dementia, retardation, schizophrenia, etc ...Read more

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What is the treatment for developmental delay?

What is the treatment for developmental delay?

Depends: It really depends on the area of delay...Motor delay, learning differences etc. There is physical therapy and occupational therapy for motor problems. Speech therapy for speech problems etc. The treatment depends on the delay. ...Read more

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What are the tests for developmental delay in child?

Depends on age: The Bayley Scales of Infant Development early on and the Differential Abilities Scales starting at 2 1/2 are two of many standardized tests. If you suspect a delay in a child under 3, you can ask for a referral to an Early Intervention program; 3-5, ask for Child Find through your local school district. ...Read more

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How will I know if my child has a developmental delay?

How will I know if my child has a developmental delay?

Developmental: Your pediatrician should be able to tell if there are significant delays. However, there are a number of assessment tool, one of the more common is ages and stages that are specific for ages and help not only assess fine, gross motor, but communication (verbal, non-verbal), socialization, etc. You could ask your doctor to use this to see where your child is compared to his or her peers. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is childhood developmental delay?

Could you explain what is childhood developmental delay?

Broad features: An infant is born with the basic physical ability to control the muscles needed to feed, lift and turn the head some and while engage parents with visual recognition. As they move through childhood, they acquire new skills. Failing to do so in a single area like motor skills, would be labeled motor delay.Failing in many areas, including motor, speech and language and social skills would be global. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with developmental delay?

Each developmental: domain has a range of ages at which typically-developing infants & toddlers reach expected milestones. Screening for these is on firstsigns.org. Not attaining a milestone by the age at which 90% of children do so is a delay. The trajectory of development over time is more important than reaching a milestone at a single point in time. Developmental surveillance is, therefore,recommended by the AAP. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: developmental delay?

What is the definition or description of: developmental delay?

Alteration of skills: 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 called a developmental delay. ...Read more

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What should I do if I am concerned about my child having a developmental delay?

What should I do if I am concerned about my child having a developmental delay?

In most states...: ...The early intervention program can perform a very thorough evaluation of your child's development. Discuss this with your pediatrician if you are concerned. ...Read more

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What kind of services are recommended for small children with 6q deletion and developmental delay?

What kind of services are recommended for small children with 6q deletion and developmental delay?

From birth- 3 years,: a child with 6q deletion qualifies for your state's Early Intervention Program, usually through the health division. From 3-5 years, he qualifies for Early Childhood Special Education Services. Contact Child Find of your local school district. Apply to SSA for Social Security funds & for the Katie Becket Program at the same time. If your income is too high for SSI, you may get Katie Beckett funds ...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


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Meningitis (Definition)

Infection and inflammation of the membranes lining the brain and spinal cord. Can be caused by viruses, ...Read more