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Babies crawling backwards sign of intelligence?

Babies crawling backwards sign of intelligence?

No: Crawling is not even considered a milestone of development. 50% of babies do not crawl, but go straight from sitting to standing with support. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Intelligence (Definition)

Intelligence has been defined in many different ways including, but not limited to, abstract thought, understanding, self-awareness, communication, reasoning, learning, having emotional knowledge, retaining, planning, and problem solving. Intelligence is most widely studied in humans, but has also been observed in ...Read more


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The back of my head is flat & I know with babies u can treat it - prob not with older ppl but does it affect my intelligence & how I think?

The back of my head is flat & I know with babies u can treat it - prob not with older ppl but does it affect my intelligence & how I think?

Maybe/no: Reshaping a skull for a young adult would require major surgery where they remove/reshape your skull bones and re-insert them.This would also include extensive time in an ICU after surgery & a variety of risks. The flat backside of your head has no effect on intelligence or how you think.It is easy to find fault with yourself at 16, but likely not evident t others. Hair covers well. You can thrive ...Read more

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What can I do to increase my child's intelligence?

What can I do to increase my child's intelligence?

Read, read, read!: It's controversial whether "intelligence" can be improved, but you can help your child by reading, reading and reading to him/her! provide an environment rich in words and conversation; allow him/her to show their creativity in thought and action. Help find interests and help nurture those. Keep tv watching and video games to a minimum. ...Read more

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Can a stroke in a child cause an intelligence deficit without a physical deficit?

Can a stroke in a child cause an intelligence deficit without a physical deficit?

Possible: That is possible, a child's brain is very plastic, ie able to recover function better than an adult. If the stroke was not large and not in an eloquent area of the brain (language, speech etc), the recovery of cognitive skills should be very good, especially if the child is very young. In fact, motor skills also make good recovery with rehab and ongoing play and encouragement. It's size & location. ...Read more

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Could children or baby who snore habitually have lower intelligence?

Could children or baby who snore habitually have lower intelligence?

Maybe,maybe not: I find that intellect has little to do with their sleeping habits. It is possible, that such a kid would have sleep apnea to the point they lost oxygen during sleep and might not fare well as they grew up. Any kid 2-4 years who snores regularly should be evaluated by an ENT and or sleep disorder center. ...Read more

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What does it mean if a baby's head circumference percentile drops from 90 to 75 at 5.5 months? Does it indicate intelligence levels?

What does it mean if a baby's head circumference percentile drops from 90 to 75 at 5.5 months? Does it indicate intelligence levels?

Head size: My first thought is technique and is a measuring error. That's the most likely. I would get it measured again and monitor it over the next few weeks to see if it is real or to watch the trend. Premature closure of the soft spot is a possibility which is fixable. Lower IQ would be unlikely. Talk to your doctor and let him know your concern and work together. ...Read more

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Is global developmental delay considered cognitive, if so how is a child's intelligence determined? What factors besides milestones are considered?

Is global developmental delay considered cognitive, if so how is a child's intelligence determined?  What factors besides milestones are considered?

Definitions: The term "cognitive" confers the idea of the child thinking through an idea like responding to a stranger or formulating speech.The term global implys that both thinking & motor skill sets are involved in a process.Kids can have isolated fine motor, gross motor or thinking delays. Special scales like the bailey or minnesota child development inventory can assess these areas of early child developme. ...Read more

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At what age do babies begin crawling?

6-12 months: Full term healthy babies can start crawling as early as 6 months old or as late as 12 months; some babies go straight from scooting to cruising and walking! ...Read more

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Is it normal for babies to be crawling backward?

Is it normal for babies to be crawling backward?

Yes: Nothing wrong with a baby who crawls backwards. Remember that each baby's neuromuscular system may develop on somewhat different tracks and still be normal. ...Read more

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Is it normal for babies to skip milestones? My 7mo is army crawling but just started pulling up on things. Seems he should have mastered crawling 1st.

Is it normal for babies to skip milestones? My 7mo is army crawling but just started pulling up on things. Seems he should have mastered crawling 1st.

Crawling is the most: variable gross motor milestone, moreso since infants are now placed on their backs for sleep. More infants with neurodevelopmental disorders skip crawling than typically-developing infants, but it happens in both. Your pediatrician & OT/PT at your state's Early Intervention Program can check muscle tone, strength, reflexes, & pattern of movement. Developmental screens are on firstsigns.org ...Read more

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Is head crawling in 10.5 months old infant normal? He is also doing weird hand movement (twirling his right hand).

Is head crawling in 10.5 months old infant normal? He is also doing weird hand movement (twirling his right hand).

Concerned : Using the head to crawl is unusual, especially when combined with abnormal head movements. An evaluation of motor strength and unusual muscular tone is warranted. A general pediatrician should be able to perform the initial exam and determine if further work up or referral is necessary. ...Read more

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My son is 8 weeks old, when do babies start crawling? I've been working on it with him during tummy time but he can't pick himself up with his arms.

My son is 8 weeks old, when do babies start crawling? I've been working on it with him during tummy time but he can't pick himself up with his arms.

Keep up the : tummy time. At 2 mos. he'll regard his fists & get his head up to regard & follow a red or yellow toy dangled in front of him. At 4 mos., he'll get his head & chest up. By 5 mos. he'll be able to bear weight on his forearms, shifting from one to the other to reach for & attain objects. Cat-crawling is variable if it happens at all. It used to be ~ 6 mos., now ~ 7-8 mos. since " back to sleep". ...Read more

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Could pandas be responsible for a child's speech delay? My 3 year old relative is still not talking . Although he shows intellegence in many other areas, he only makes consonet-vowel sounds like "ba" very loudly and is upset when his desires are not under

Could pandas be responsible for a child's speech delay? My 3 year old relative is still not talking . Although he shows intellegence in many other areas, he only makes consonet-vowel sounds like "ba" very loudly and is upset when his desires are not under

Not an issue: This is a curious disorder of older school age kids and adolescents. At 3, various forms of speech and language delay, verbal apraxia etc are more common and relevant. An evaluation by a developmental pediatrician and speech and language pathologist would give you more information. ...Read more

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Can intelligence be inherited?

Can intelligence be inherited?

Partly: Intelligence is a combination of genetics and environment. It is the age old "nature vs nurture" controversy. Perhaps the best thing you can do for yourself is to participate in healthy, stimulating activites to broaden your mind. ...Read more

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How is intelligence inherited?

How is intelligence inherited?

Intelligence, like : Everything else we have, is from genetics + environment. Long ago, i heard the famous geneticist, dave smith, say it was more linked to maternal than paternal iq. Truth is, we get equal #'s of genes from mom & dad. Children of moms who didn't graduate from hs have 7x the risk of the gen'l population for intellectual disability, maybe because moms still impact a child's environment more than dads. ...Read more

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Can music affect intelligence?

Can music affect intelligence?

Maybe, depends: There is no good answer as to whether passive listening to music increases intelligence, or of so, by much. But like many arts, intense involvement in and learning of music will definitely improve intelligence--especially as measured broadly. ...Read more

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How does nutrition affect intelligence?

How does nutrition affect intelligence?

Many ways: Low intake of omega-3s for example, would deny the brain access to dha, an important fatty acid, certain vitamins, like B12 and e are needed for normal nerve and brain function. Low iron can also cause brain related problems. Certain antioxidants, like the anthocyanins in blueberries can reduce brain inflammation. Get your nutrition from whole foods and never from pills if avoidable. ...Read more

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Can I increase my intelligence by exercising?

Can I increase my intelligence by exercising?

Not directly: Exercise by itself won't make you smarter. There are several cognitive benefits associated with a regular exercise, so including exercise in your daily routine may help you learn better. Shoot for 30 min of moderately vigorous aerobic exercise most (5) days of the week....and keep studying! Good luck ...Read more

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How does intelligence relate to being a genius?

Highest level: A person who is a genius has a level of intelligence in the very top range. The statistical normal curve goes from the bottom to the top range of intelligence. A person who is considered a genius will fall into the very top range of the normal curve. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: intelligence?

See below: Intelligence has been defined in many different ways including, but not limited to, abstract thought, understanding, self-awareness, communication, reasoning, learning, having emotional knowledge, retaining, planning, and problem solving. Intelligence is most widely studied in humans, but has also been observed in animals and in plants. ...Read more

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Is intelligence considered to be an aspect of mental health?

Is intelligence considered to be an aspect of mental health?

Definition: If you want to limit intelligence to an IQ score, you can find people with all different intelligence levels who could be considered essentially happy and functioning within normal ranges, which is much more along the lines of how mental heal is defined. Think of them as largely separate issues. ...Read more

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Crawls (Definition)

Crawling = movement ...Read more