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Can you tell me about language development in early childhood?

Can you tell me about language development in early childhood?

Language development: I tell my parents that a child should say 2 to 3 words at 15 months, 2 word sentences at 2-years-old, be 50% understandable at 2-years-old, 75% understandable at 3-years-old, and 100% understandable at 4-years-old. If not, ask for a speech evaluation. The earlier children with language delays or articulation disorders receive treatment, the faster they improve. Hope that helped. ...Read more

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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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Do subchorionic hematomas in pregnancy cause delays in early childhood development?

Do subchorionic hematomas in pregnancy cause delays in early childhood development?

Adverse effects of : SCH on pregnancy outcomes depend on size, gestational age, & maternal age. Fetal growth restriction, placental abruption, pre-eclampsia, prematurity, & fetal distress may occur. If there is significant decrease in blood flow & nutrients to the fetus , brain & other organ development may be impacted. Anxiety doesn't help. Monitoring & treatment by a Fetal-Maternal Medicine specialist do help. ...Read more

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Are there two types of autism, one that develops in late teens/early adulthood and one just in childhood?

Are there two types of autism, one that develops in late teens/early adulthood and one just in childhood?

Autism Spectrum DO: Autism spectrum disorders present early in life. However, perhaps a person with aspergers may not be diagnosed early on. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some developments that a child gets from the late childhood stage?

Could you tell me what are some developments that a child gets from the late childhood stage?

Development: Childhood development can be looked at from many perspective, i think the most useful a neurobiological perspective. Children are born with the emotional brain functioning well. The thinking brain is not able to reason till 3 yrs. Late childhood from 3 to 5 yrs is the typical period of childhood amnesia and the oedipal period with great strides in development of reasoning and sense of self. ...Read more

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How can childhood malnutrition effect body development as an adult?

How can  childhood malnutrition effect body development as an adult?

Mostly short stature: Childhood malnutrition affects a child's growth, thus it affects the adult height. It also affects the brain function, the immune systems, the digestive systems and etc. ...Read more

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Could language development be hindered after childhood cancer?

Could language development be hindered after childhood cancer?

The field of: Pediatric neuropsychology really burgeoned when advances in chemotherapy improved survival in childhood cancers. "neuropsych" testing is ideal because it measures not only cognition & achievement, but also processing, memory, attention & executive functions (the "ceo" of the brain). Post-chemotherapy, a child qualifies for an individualized educational plan under public law idea age 3 & up. ...Read more

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Can congenital dislocated hip affect childhood development?

Can congenital dislocated hip affect childhood development?

Usually not: Developmental hip dysplasia, formerly called congenital hip dislocation, should not affect future development unless associated with another anomaly in major organ. ...Read more

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How can physical/mental health problems of heavy childhood pressure lead to?

How can physical/mental health problems of heavy childhood pressure lead to?

It depends on: What you mean by heavy childhood pressure. There are always pressures on children as they grow and develop. How much pressure is too much varies from child to child. Reasonable expectations and some encouragement to accomplish their best is healthy, if you push too hard it can be unhealthy and have negative consequences. Finding the right balance is every parent's greatest challenge. ...Read more

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Are there early childhood signs of schizophrenia?

Are there early childhood signs of schizophrenia?

YES: A good number of people who are diagnosed with schizophrenia as adults have evidence of information processing irregularity in childhood. ...Read more

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