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Physical Development In Children
See below: The answer is best discussed with your pediatrician or google "developmental milestones" for the age specifically you seek. Developmental tracking entails monitoring the progress of your child in areas of: language & other cognitive skills, social skills, physical challenges/changes, & personality. This age group covers preschool, kindergarten through 2nd grade-too much info for this forum. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Question too broad: There are thick books written about the subject so your question is to undefined & broad to answer in 400 characters. If you have a specific question, please submit it. Be aware that questions are not linked on the site so each question must contain all information needed for a response. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Growth/development: Doctors measure a child's height or length (depending on age), head size, and weight at every well visit and plot it on a standardized chart to tack growth. Doctors also have a set of standardized normal tasks and activities that children should be able to do around specific ages (example: sitting up at age 6 months). Check out this site for more info: http://www. Cdc. Gov/ncbddd/childdevelopment. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
By well-established: Norms for each parameter - length till 2, then height, weight, bmi ; head circumference ; specific body parts - on a standard distribution curve from 5th-95th%ile. Norms also exist for the age range of milestones in all developmental streams for infants ; children too young for standardized testing of iq, processing ; achievement. See healthychildren. Org ; firstsigns. Org. Read more
Learning: We learn by what we see, what we hear, what we touch and what touches us. To a lesser extent, we learn by what we taste and smell. It is vital to check vision and hearing in a child with developmental delays. Likewise, it's important to know if a child can explore objects by touch. If there are deficits in any of these, alternative methods of teaching can help a child learn. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: This is a normal bodily function and has no ill effects Read more
Think for yourself: Today's children are taller and healthier than ever before. Evidence that poorly-defined, poorly-understood entities like autism and add respond to limited diet is interesting but remains anecdotal. But go to an old graveyard and see how many people used to die in childhood. What's actually putting children in danger is obesity, lack of exercise, and lack of good parenting. Read more
Confusing question: What is "mild development"? If your question is how you treat recognized developmental delays, the answer is a bit simpler to answer. After a general medical evaluation to assure the stable medical condition of the kid, the resources of physical, occupational and speech therapists are brought in to identify and coax out progress through therapy. Read more
Many Things!: Factors we know are associated with mental development in children include nutrition (breast vs bottle feeding) macronutrient and micronutrient intake, genetics certainly play a significant role in cognitive development, social determinants including demographics are involved. Parent factors like level of bonding for infants and overall parenting skills also are significant. Many variables! Read more
It depends: Depending on the cause, there may be a treatment. For most kids w delays there is no treatable cause. Therapy such as speech or physical can help them catch up and is really important. Read more
Child and family: The easy answer is genetics, biology (eg, prematurity, illness) and environment (family and community).Parenting that uses consistent, well-defined rules, rewards and consequences appropropriate for the child's age supports emotional well-being. Parental involvement with interactive play, language, listening, reading and adult-supervised peer interaction supports social development, as well. Read more
Marriage: Everyone who is married, regardless of station in life, wishes for a loving marriage. When we fail or go through difficult times it can affect our spirits, lower our mood as our emotions connect to our brain chemistry and we start to feel low and in some cases slow intellectually. Depression and low mood can have dramatic affects on all aspects of our lives. Remember how great falling in love felt. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I have one child with autism what is the likelihood of my other two children having a mental development disorder?
No clear data.:
Autism does not have a clear genetic basis.
It is a spectrum type disorder with a range of severities.
Hence there is no clear incidence rate in sblings or future offsprings.
If there is a known chromosomal diagnosis and ASD is an add on co morbidity, then a geneticist, could come up with the odds. Read more
My 4 month old son has lissencephaly. What are the best possible ways to help his development starting now? Physical and mental?
PT, OT and speech: Early intervention is the best thing you can do for any child who has developmental delays. A child with lissencephaly should be evaluated and receive therapy from a physical therapist, and occupational therapist & a speech therapist as soon as possible one the diagnosis is made. Http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/lissencephaly/lissencephaly. Htm Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Every fetus has a: Genetic potential for IQ & adaptive skills that is modified by biological & environmental factors before & after birth. Kids of high-school drop-outs have a 7 times higher incidence of Intellectual Disability than kids whose moms graduated. Read, talk, play & have family meals from infancy on up. Don't allow TV/videos or other screen time till age 2, then limit total screen time to 2 hours/day. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good and bad: Not an expert, but my opinion is that: video games have positive points such as improved coordination, problem solving skills and memory development. The problem with abuse and/or age inappropriate games is that it exposes kids to subjects and imagery that may deform their perception of reality. Also, playing too much prevents kids from engaging in more normal social and physical activities. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer