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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?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
You should be able to get a free evaluation from your state's Early Intervention program age 0-3 or from Child Find thru school district 3-5
Dr. Johanna Fricke
You should be able to get a free evaluation from your state's Early Intervention program age 0-3 or from Child Find thru school district 3-5
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