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.
Delays in all aspect. Global developmental delay is lagging in fine and gross motor skills, speech and language, problem solving and self help skills. Your pediatrician will screen for this at every well visit, and refer a child with any concerns for further evaluation and therapies.
Descriptive term . Defined 2 ways, not a diagnosis.1) 25% or > delays in 2 or > of these domains: gross/fine motor, speech/language, cognition, social/personal & activities of daily living (self-help/adaptive). 2) 25% or > delays in language & cognition (problem solving) with deficits in adaptive skills. Gdd only used till a child is old enough to obtain a valid iq, when intellectual disability can be diagnosed.

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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?

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...
Cognition and. 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/ expressiv communicatiion, social/adaptive and fine/ gross moto, plus how a child processes information presented verbally or visually. Gdd refers to significant overall delays in a child <6 years old. Read more...

Could a child diagnosed with global developmental delay have autism?

Yes. "global developmental delay" is a general descriptive diagnosis that encompasses many different conditions. It means there are delays in all aspects of development (motor, social/ emotional, language/ communication, cognitive) and can be mild to severe. The cause is not always apparent, especially at a young age, and often cannot be determined. [continued in next post.]. Read more...
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...
Yes. A child with intellectual disability can also have autism. The lower the iq, the higher the chance of autistic behaviors.Children with autism can also have intellectual disability. The two categorical diagnoses may be caused by a single underlying neurodevelopmental disorder, so there are standards for medical evaluation that include thorough physical and neurological exams and genetic studies. Read more...

My son is 8 months old. He has global developmental delay. Hypotonia, Fluid retention and other issues. What genetic disorders could be linked to this?

Too many to list... Speak to your physician, specialists, and geneticist for clearer answers regarding whether they believe your son's issues are related to a genetic disorder. Read more...
Many. Standard of. practice in the US is to obtain a Chromosomal microarray, not a chromosome analysis, & a DNA probe for Fragile X. Seek evaluation by a Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrician for genetic & other medical causes of his neurodevelopmental disorder. Also, call your state Early Intervention Program for an assessment of all developmental domains, Physical & Occupational Therapy & other needed therapies. Read more...

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...

What's global developmental delay?

Slow development. The term of global developmental delay is being used more by pediatricians to describe children who are not meeting their usual milestones. Four areas of development can be assessed: gross motor, fine motor, social and verbal. There are many standard scales to assess a child by age, even before two years old. Special scales are used if there are associated disorders. Read more...
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...

How can global developmental delay effect adolescense?

Mind-body mismatch. Global developmental delay describes behavior and thinking at an age less than the physical age. The physical body matures faster than the thinking and behavior. During adolescence and puberty this can become quit difficult to manage. However, with anticipation and good support, it can be managed quite nicely. Sexuality must be dealt with openly and honestly. Read more...
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...

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...

What is the difference between dyspraxia and global developmental delay?

See below. Dyspraxia: problems with movement & coordination. Aka "motor learning disability". Those with dyspraxia find it hard to carry out smooth & coordinated movements. It often comes with language problems, & a degree of difficulty with perception & thought. Dyspraxia does not affect a person's intelligence.Global dev.Delay is used to describe an overall delay in two or more major areas of development. Read more...