Can cerebral palsy, global developmental delay and mental retardation coexist in a 6 y.O.?

Yes. All neurological problems are tips of the same iceberg, most types of brain problems have multiple manifestations, some are just more obvious than others.
2/3. Global developmental delay is a term used for younger children, replaced by intellectual disability, the newer term for mental retardation, at age 6 if criteria are met. 50% of childten with cerebral palsy have intellectual disability; 40% have epilepsy. Vision and hearing impairments are common, also.

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Is there a new diagnosis of cerebral palsy with global developmental delay and mental retardation?

Just new terminology. The conditions you describe have been known for many decades. Europe has had specific centers dedicated to spastics for many years. There have been special clinics developed in the us for children with special needs - most due to conditions such as mental retardation and cerebral palsy. We are now using words that are less threatening such as global developmental delay and mrcp. Read more...
Terms that describe. "cp":the gamut of impaired motor function, posture and/or hand use with neurological abnormalities from many different causes of disturbances in brain development & function. "gdd":significant delays in language, cognition, & adaptive skills in children too young for valid iq testing. Intellectual disability: significant subaverage intellectual & adaptive function that adversely impacts education. Read more...

Please describe to me what is cerebral palsy global developmental delay.?

CP and GDD. Cerebral palsy is a developmental disability that is described as a disorder affecting movement and posture due to injury or abnormal development of the immature brain. Global developmental delay refers to delayed development in all areas: language, gross motor, fine motor, social, adaptive skills. Some children with CP are initially noted to have global developmental delays. Read more...
Global delay. Many children with cerebral palsy have a delay in achieving their milestones, whether it be walking, talking, coordinated hand movements, etc. Sometimes this can also include more basic functions, like swallowing. The cases where all or almost all functions are included are considered globally delayed. Read more...
Gereralized neuro. Cerebral palsy is an acquired brain damage manifesting itself as abnormal motor development, spasticity or marked decrease in muscle tone. Global developmental delay indicates that all aspects of developmental aspects, language, motor, social areas. 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...

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...

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...

How can I get long term disability for osteochondroma and global developmental delay?

Talk . talk to your doctor, possibly a social worker, a disability lawyer who can all guide you in the right direction and to get an appropriate disability evaluation. . Read more...
Global Developmental. Delay is a diagnosis used in infants & children too young to participate in formal IQ testing, till about 5-6 years. When an adult applies for funding for having Intellectual Disability, IQ < 70, the agency's psychologists review all prior test results & medical records, then test current cognitive & social/adaptive functioning for eligibility. Call 1-800-772-1213 to apply. . 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...

Hi my daughter is diagnosed with having global developmental delay what can we do has parents to help her? She is now 12yrs and never had friend thank

See a pediatrician. First thing to do is get evaluated by her pediatrician. There are several causes for developmental delay- including endocrine, nutritional, systemic diseases, psychosocial etc. May need multidisciplinary approach- ? Psychiatrist, social worker. It is better to do the evaluation as soon as possible as certain conditions may cause permanent damage if not treated early. Read more...
Full evaluations for. Genetic & other medical causes of intellectual disability (her diagnosis if her "gdd" persisted till school age) are done by developmental/behavioral pediatricians & pediatric neuropsychologists test cognitive & social/ adaptive abilities. An mdt eval was done by her school if she has an iep. They'll start "transition to adulthood" at 14. Diagnosis & prognosis drive needed funding & services. Read more...
Many social groups. There are many organizations which support social programs for handicapped individuals. I would start with your local association for retarded citizens. Read more...