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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Slow Motor Development (Overview)

of skills involving movement. Late crawling, sitting, standing, walking, immature use of hands, sometimes accompanied by low muscle tone.


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Can having chlamidyia for a while when I was pregnant cause motor development problems for my child like having mental problem? Worried didnt know

Can having chlamidyia for a while when I was pregnant cause motor development problems for my child like having mental problem? Worried didnt know

Not an issue: Baby is protected by the fetal membranes from any invasion by chlamydia that may be in other areas of your genital tract. In fact the pregnancy likely prevented the germ from getting up to your tubes, where it could do some damage to your fertility.The fetus is only at risk from the germs that can enter your blood and slip in through the placenta.Chlamydia does not. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
7 doctors shared insights

Slow Motor Development (Overview)

of skills involving movement. Late crawling, sitting, standing, walking, immature use of hands, sometimes accompanied by low muscle tone.


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What will affect the motor development of the child?

What will affect the motor development of the child?

Many things: Motor development is a complex series of gains in coordination and strength. In infants, lack of tummy-time can lead to late crawling due to weaker upper bodies. Other things affecting strength, such as weakness related to illness or genetic problems, can delay skills. Practice makes perfect (or close enough), so the best way to help motor development is to encourage new efforts! ...Read more

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What is the treatment for delayed motor development?

What is the treatment for delayed motor development?

Early intervention!: ...Though i would like there to be a specific cause for the delay in motor development identified. This is usually achieved through a combination of blood/urine studies and select neuroimaging (mri/ct) +/- eeg, genetic studies, etc. Whatever the reason, early intervention (ot/pt) may greatly improve these children's lives! ...Read more

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What is delayed motor development and can it be cured?

What is delayed motor development and can it be cured?

There is a range of : ages during which typically-developing infants achieve specific developmental skills. An infant who does not attain those skills by the age at which 90% of infants demonstrate them has a Fine Motor delay if muscles of the upper trunk, arms & hands are involved & a Gross Motor delay if muscles of the pelvis, legs & feet are involved. Early Intervention Occupational & Physical Therapy can help. ...Read more

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Are certain babies at greater risk for motor development delays?

Are certain babies at greater risk for motor development delays?

Yes: Maternal Cocaine and alcohol addiction are 2 things that can place infants at risk for delays in motor development. Cocaine may also interfere with maternal-infant bonding, as some research shows the mothers are less flexible, less engaged, and have shorter feeding sessions than other mothers with newborns. Even at age 2, the infants show deficiencies in both fine and gross motor development. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Slow motor development?

What is the definition or description of: Slow motor development?

Late acquisition: of skills involving movement. Late crawling, sitting, standing, walking, immature use of hands, sometimes accompanied by low muscle tone. ...Read more

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What can you do to help with the motor development problems that occur after hie?

What can you do to help with the motor development problems that occur after hie?

OT, PT, family, too: Occupational therapy (ot) generally deals with fine motor or upper extremity (arm, forearm, hand) plus many daily living activities. Physical therapy (pt) usually involves walking, moving, gross motor activities. Both are important to do at the therapy centers. Of great value is training for families and teachers so the activities can be continued and reinforced in the real-world settings. ...Read more

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What will affect the motor development of the child?

Many things: Motor development is a complex series of gains in coordination and strength. In infants, lack of tummy-time can lead to late crawling due to weaker upper bodies. Other things affecting strength, such as weakness related to illness or genetic problems, can delay skills. Practice makes perfect (or close enough), so the best way to help motor development is to encourage new efforts! ...Read more

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Can having chlamidyia for a while when I was pregnant cause motor development problems for my child like having mental problem? Worried didnt know

Not an issue: Baby is protected by the fetal membranes from any invasion by chlamydia that may be in other areas of your genital tract. In fact the pregnancy likely prevented the germ from getting up to your tubes, where it could do some damage to your fertility.The fetus is only at risk from the germs that can enter your blood and slip in through the placenta.Chlamydia does not. ...Read more

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Are certain babies at greater risk for motor development delays?

Yes: Maternal Cocaine and alcohol addiction are 2 things that can place infants at risk for delays in motor development. Cocaine may also interfere with maternal-infant bonding, as some research shows the mothers are less flexible, less engaged, and have shorter feeding sessions than other mothers with newborns. Even at age 2, the infants show deficiencies in both fine and gross motor development. ...Read more

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Can having chlamidyia cause motor development delay in my child?

Can having chlamidyia cause motor development delay in my child?

Not really: Chlamydia during pregnancy is more known to cause eye infections and/or less frequently pneumonia in the newborn period. These are treatable and don't usually have negative outcomes if treated in a timely manner. The infection doesn't cause motor problems for older children. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is delayed motor development?

Could you explain what is delayed motor development?

Each developmental: stream - cognition, communication, social, fine motor & gross motor- has a range of ages in months at which typically-developing infants achieve specific skills. An infant who does not attain those skills by the age at which 90% of infants demonstrate them has a delay in that stream. Fine motor = use of muscles of the upper trunk, arms & hands; Gross Motor = use of muscles of pelvis,legs, feet ...Read more

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What is delayed motor development and can it be cured?

There is a range of : ages during which typically-developing infants achieve specific developmental skills. An infant who does not attain those skills by the age at which 90% of infants demonstrate them has a Fine Motor delay if muscles of the upper trunk, arms & hands are involved & a Gross Motor delay if muscles of the pelvis, legs & feet are involved. Early Intervention Occupational & Physical Therapy can help. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for delayed motor development?

Early intervention!: ...Though i would like there to be a specific cause for the delay in motor development identified. This is usually achieved through a combination of blood/urine studies and select neuroimaging (mri/ct) +/- eeg, genetic studies, etc. Whatever the reason, early intervention (ot/pt) may greatly improve these children's lives! ...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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What is the definition or description of: Delayed motor development?

Development: Delayed motor development is a child failing to meet milestones or meeting milestones later than typical norms. It is one marker suggesting need for intervention. ...Read more

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What is the impact of maternal cocaine addiction on baby's motor development?

What is the impact of maternal cocaine addiction on baby's motor development?

Not good: Maternal Cocaine addiction can lead to microcephaly (small head) and growth retardation in infants. Cocaine may also interfere with maternal-infant bonding, as some research shows the mothers are less flexible, less engaged, and have shorter feeding sessions than other mothers with newborns. Even at 2 years of age, the infants show deficiencies in both fine and gross motor development. ...Read more

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Will taking cocaine during pregnancy cause my child to have motor development problems?

Will taking cocaine during pregnancy cause my child to have motor development problems?

Possibly, and more: Cocaine causes constriction (narrowing) of blood vessels, including those that carry oxygen and nutrients to the placenta and fetus. Damage to the fetal brain can be the result of lack of oxygen or bleeding in the fluid-filled spaces of the brain. Cocaine can impair body and brain growth in the fetus as well as cause high blood pressure and its complications in the mother. Get help, please. ...Read more

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Does having motor tics as a child have something to do with poor motor development as a toddler?

No: Most tic disorders are independent of other neurological problems. Tic intensity usually peaks by age 10 years and then seems to subside. There are occasional associations with underlying neurological diseases. ...Read more

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Could my child's symptoms of delayed motor development be hereditary even though i don't have it?

Could my child's symptoms of delayed motor development be hereditary even though i don't have it?

Possible: Heredity is not always as straightforward as one parent to child - extended family history often gives a clue, but there is still we dont totally understand. Prenatal and neonatal factors can be other risks. Causes can be hard to pinpoint, but consultaiton with developmental pediatricians, pediatric neurologists, or pediatric neuropsychologists may be able to answer questions. ...Read more

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What is best treatment for delayed motor development?

What is best treatment for delayed motor development?

Recognition & PT: Early recognition & supportive physical therapy are the standard for treating developmental delays.Therapy can work to suppress abnormal primitive reflexes that impairs progress & help the kid reach milestones.Regular reassessment & goal planning are part of this process. ...Read more

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How often is there delayed motor development in kids with pvl?

How often is there delayed motor development in kids with pvl?

PVL: Unfortunately, pretty common. That child will end up being followed closely by a neurologist and likely need physical therapy among other therapies. ...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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What causes motor development problems in a child with cerebral palsy?

Loss of motor neuron: The brain has areas where the nerves that issue working signals to the muscles are located. For these nerves to grow and mature after conception, they need nutrients (oxygen, protein, carbohydrates) all brought to them by the normal flow of blood to their location. This is assured when blood flow in the placenta & brain is normal. Nerves die if nutrients are cut off, and this causes motor problems. ...Read more

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Does a baby with delayed motor development have autism?

Does a baby with delayed motor development have autism?

Usually not: Autism has several characteristics, motor impairment not being one of them.They are stricken with problems interacting with the world around them. ...Read more

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Do I have Asperger syndrome if delayed motor development?

Asperger Syndrome: You can not diagnose Asperger syndrome by delayed motor development.It is a develepmental disorder, in which the physical and motor development is usually normal. ...Read more

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My daughter has congenital hydrocephalus, she was born at 35 weeks. How can this affect her motor development?

My daughter has congenital hydrocephalus, she was born at 35 weeks.  How can this affect her motor development?

Developmental issues: That occur in children with hydrocephalus are variable, as dr. F explained, & can include cognitive, motor & social/adaptive challenges. The impacts can often be reduced by early intervention, then school-based therapies & ongoing medical care by pediatricians, neurologists, neurosurgeons, pede. Ophthalmologists, orthopedists & more. For support & information see http://www.Hydroassoc.Org/. ...Read more

Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Motor Development (Definition)

Motor development is the part of a person's development that includes learning to roll over, sit up, crawl, stand, walk; hold toys, pick up ...Read more


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