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What causes developmental delays?

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In brief: Many factors

Developmental delays often just are without much possible explanation.
Other times there can be predisposition because of genetics, prematurity, toxin exposure, intrauterine problems, and disease/illness. Interactions with your child of all kinds help development.

In brief: Many factors

Developmental delays often just are without much possible explanation.
Other times there can be predisposition because of genetics, prematurity, toxin exposure, intrauterine problems, and disease/illness. Interactions with your child of all kinds help development.
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Eye of beholder

We have developed expectations of when children should develop skills.
Gross motor, fine motor, social, and verbal skills develop at different rates. Each child will develop these skills at their own rate. If they are significantly slower than expected, then they are delayed. It is appropriate for the pediatrician to offer therapy and assistance and to look for causes, and to offer specialist.

In brief: Eye of beholder

We have developed expectations of when children should develop skills.
Gross motor, fine motor, social, and verbal skills develop at different rates. Each child will develop these skills at their own rate. If they are significantly slower than expected, then they are delayed. It is appropriate for the pediatrician to offer therapy and assistance and to look for causes, and to offer specialist.
Dr. William Goldie
Dr. William Goldie
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral

In brief: Breaking it down

Genetics, biology, & environment, called genotype, phenotype & environtype, interact to cause difficulties in development/academics, behavior & peer interaction.
That's why developmental//behavioral pediatrics, a cognitve subspecialty, uses a biopsychosocial model; i.e., we need reliable information about all 3 in order to answer parents' "why, how & when" , as well as, "now, what do we do?".

In brief: Breaking it down

Genetics, biology, & environment, called genotype, phenotype & environtype, interact to cause difficulties in development/academics, behavior & peer interaction.
That's why developmental//behavioral pediatrics, a cognitve subspecialty, uses a biopsychosocial model; i.e., we need reliable information about all 3 in order to answer parents' "why, how & when" , as well as, "now, what do we do?".
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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