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Is there any possibility of knowing whether a 2 week old baby is mentally challenged? Are there any symptoms?

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Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: Neuro exam

There is a thorough neurological exam that can be done on two week old baby ( including primitive reflexes, muscle tone etc) that can predict if the baby is neurologically deficit.
You need to test fine motor and vocal skills to look for mental development which can be done once baby grows a little bit.

In brief: Neuro exam

There is a thorough neurological exam that can be done on two week old baby ( including primitive reflexes, muscle tone etc) that can predict if the baby is neurologically deficit.
You need to test fine motor and vocal skills to look for mental development which can be done once baby grows a little bit.
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