Friday, November 16, 2012

Development Problems of Child

Child Development problems

As your child grows, it is normal to ask yourself whether it is achieving normal developmental goals. Chances are that your son is developing normally at their own pace. So do not worry. 

Most children reach the goals set, as the toilet alone, riding a tricycle and speak clearly, about the due dates, and if not, then do it.
However, if your child really shows a delay in any area of development, the earlier you detect it better, so you can immediately begin treatment.

Child developmental delay

Doctors use this term when a child does not achieve its development goals within the broad spectrum of what is considered normal.
The delay could be seen in one or more areas as coordination or fine motor skills (such as holding a pencil and writing) in their gross motor (like jumping or stacking blocks) or in their language and communication skills (both "receptive" to relate to understanding and "expressive" or related to speech).
Also in their self-help skills (for example: toileting and dressing,) and in their social skills (eye contact and play with other people). 

Development problems of child

Note that although the development tends to occur in a typical progression, children develop at different rates and in different ways. For example, a little boy of 25 months could be very advanced gross motor skills because she loves to explore and interact with others through movement, but may not show any interest in using a pencil. 
Meanwhile, another child of the same age could draw wonderful dolls but have less gross motor skills. The most important thing is to observe the child's steady progress in all areas. 

Child Developmental Problems Identification

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP for its acronym in English), pediatricians detect possible developmental problems, such as difficulty learning , communicate, play or do physical activities or practices, in 9 percent of patients under 36 months.
From 16 to 18 percent of children (age’s birth to 18 years) have a disability, such as slurred speech and language, mental retardation, learning disabilities, and behavioral and emotional problems? 

However, some of these disabilities disappear once children start going to school, while others will not be identified until he enrolled in the second grade or even later. However, less than 3 percent of these children have severe disabilities such as mental retardation, autism, cerebral palsy or severe problems with vision or hearing. 

Problems of Child in development

Most parents are based on the age at which children reach the normal gross motor goals (such as walking and climbing stairs) to determine if they are "advanced" or "retarded." But you may not look at some of the fine motor skills such as, if you can draw a circle or brushing teeth.
As for his speaking skills and language skills, you may notice that your child has difficulty with receptive language (understanding the meaning of words and phrases) or expressive language (expression of ideas through words and phrases). 

It is recommended that you become familiar with the normal schedule cognitive and physical development that you keep him as a guide. So you know that for 30 months, most children are able to wash and dry their own hands, for example, and that for the 36 months are most sentences of three to four words. Also notice that for 33 months, almost everyone knows that color and name for 26 months, most small stack achieved six blocks.
Remember that if your child was born prematurely, it may take a little longer than the other little boys his age in achieving various development goals. Most doctors measure the development of a premature baby in relation to the date that should be born (the due date for the birth and the date of his birth), and are evaluating it in this way until you complete two years of life.
Find out what are the early signs that could indicate a learning disability in children under 5.

Causes of Child Development Delay

In some cases, delays in development are caused by medical problems such as complications from premature birth or genetic conditions such as Down syndrome, or even a serious illness or accident.
Delays in speech and language could be due to a hearing problem, or problems in the larynx, pharynx or oral and nasal cavities. The difficulties with the "communicative intent" (the belief what you say will influence our environment and achieve results, so it is very important for the child to be motivated to communicate) may be linked to problems in the central nervous system.
However, in most cases does not detect a specific medical cause to explain the delays in development, says Henry Shapiro, a developmental pediatrician at Children's Hospital All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida. 

Talk to Your Child Doctor about development problems

Follow your instincts as a mother. You know your son better than anyone, so it is likely that you are aware of a problem (or potential problem) early. If something's bothering you, talk to your child's doctor, if only to be quieter.
Record your observations, questions and concerns before going to the doctor. Is there, for example, something in particular you're worried regarding the way your child talks or walks? Have you stopped doing things I used to do very well? Have you noticed specific signal delays in their physical, developmental or language or communication? 

Doctor‘s findings About problem

Yes, it should. The APP recommends that infants and children are assessed informally during checkups to see if there is any delay, and that they are assessed formally through a structured test queries for 9, 18 and 30 months. (If you had not planned a visit at 30 months, you can replace it with the visit of the 24 months; some health plans do not cover checkups at 30 months of age).
The doctor should also ask if there is anything that worries you. Through standardized testing for developmental assessment, the doctor will measure specific motor skills, communication and language, and cognitive skills of your little boy. 

If you find something that concerns you, your doctor may recommend a doctor specialized in development issues. Your little boy will make a full assessment and deeper. Or if the problem is related to the area of communication and language, the doctor may recommend that you take it to a speech therapist or speech pathologist for a specific evaluation.
The problems of vision and hearing, which could affect other areas of development of your son, are difficult to detect if you're not an expert in these areas, so the doctor will examine the eyes and ears of your child as part of physical checkups.

If you are concerned about any aspect of the development of your little one, do not wait until your next routine medical checkup. Call your child's doctor right away and explain what your questions and concerns. The doctor may reassure you, or might ask you to make an appointment as soon as possible to assess the development of your child. 

What should do when everything Right

If your child has been examined by your doctor and still worried, do not hesitate to get a second opinion. Find a pediatrician specializing in child development, or consult a speech therapist or speech pathologist if you care to have any language delay. 

In addition, most cities have programs that offer early intervention developmental evaluations and reviews free to those who meet certain requirements. 

Whatever your decision, you should keep your doctor informed about appointments son with other doctors and specialists, as well as about their diagnoses.


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