Developmental Delays

 

Developmental Delay In Children | Do You Need To Be Concerned About Your Child?

Developmental delay in children: Child not motivated, over-emotional, not communicating? Not developing like they should?

Developmental delay in children: Are you worried about your child? Find out why they are doing any of the following:

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Not communicating well?

  • Not talking properly
  • Not responding to his name
  • Repeat what you say
  • Picky eater
  • Difficulty with toilet training
  • Has odd inexplicable obsessions
  • Walks on his or her toes
  • Doesn’t have friends
  • No social skills
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Developmental Delay In Children

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Seems unmotivated to do the things he or she is supposed to?

  • Having difficulty with reading
  • Hates writing
  • Can’t sit still
  • Though he is clever hates doing homework
  • Addicted to video games
  • Does your child climb everywhere
  • Frequent accidents
  • Exam phobia

Seem either over-emotional or under emotional?

  • Recurrent stomach aches or headaches
  • Refuses to go to school
  • Unable to leave you without tantrums
  • Bed wetting
  • Can’t make decisions
  • Does your child inflict pain on themselves
  • Sleeping a lot
  • Not sleeping
  • No longer motivated
  • Withdrawn
  • Has frequent panic attacks when left alone
  • Mood swings
  • Unexplained rage attacks

Is your child not developing as fast as his or her peers?

  • Not speaking.
  • Not walking.
  • Cannot hold a pencil.
  • Has difficulty cycling.
  • Has difficulty buttoning up their clothes.
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Developmental Delay In Children

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Developmental delay in children that you need to be concerned about in 2 to 5-year-old children:

Developmental issues

There is a age range during which a certain developmental milestone is achieved. It depends on genetics, gender, and many other factors. Nonetheless, there are certain guidelines presented below which reflect the development of a typical pre-school child.

  Gross Motor Fine Motor
Age 2 years Runs well, Kicks ball, Climbs well, Goes up and down the stairs (one step at a time) Builds tower of six cubes, Imitates vertical crayon stroke Turns book pages singly
Age 3 years Goes up stairs (alternating feet) Jumps from bottom step Pedals tricycle Stands on one foot momentarily Copies circle Copies cross
Age 4 years Hops on one foot Goes downstairs Stands on one foot (5 seconds)Throws ball overhead Copies square Draws person with two to four parts Use scissors
Age 5 years Stands on one foot (10 seconds) Maybe able to skip Copies triangle Draws person with body Prints some letters

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Selected language signposts

Skill 2 years 3 years 4 years 5 years
Comprehension –   Follows simple commands-  Identifies body parts-   Points to common objects Understands in, under knows functions of common objects Follows two-part commands, Understands same/different Recalls parts of stories Understands number concepts Follows 3- part commands
Expression Labels common objects Uses 2 to 3 word sentences Uses 3 to 4 word sentences Uses regular plurals Uses pronouns(I, me, you) Can count 3 objects Can tell age, sex, and full name Speaks 3 to 5 word sentences Can tell a story Uses past tense Names one colour Can count 4 objects Speaks sentences >=5 words Uses future tense Names 4 colours Can count 10 or more objects
Speech Intelligibility to strangers 25% Intelligibility to strangers 75% Normal stuttering Dysfluencies resolved
 
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Cognitive and social-emotional issues

  Age 2-3 Age 3-4 Age 4-5
Cognitive Sort objects by category

Stack rings on a peg from large to small

Imitate more complex adult actions

Identify own reflection in the mirror by name

Respond from simple directions from caregivers

Name objects in a picture book

Match object with their uses

Demonstrate awareness of the past and present

Actively seek answers to questions

Learn by observing and listening to instructions

Organise objects by size and shape

Understand how to group and match objects according to colour

Have a longer attention span of around 5 to 15 minutes

Ask “why” questions to gain information

Rhyme

Name and identify colours

Draw the shape of a person

Count to 5

Draw pictures they can often name and describe

Social and Emotion Become aware that they are a boy or girl

Begin to dress and undress themselves

Demonstrate personal preferences about toys and activities

Start saying no to adults

Enjoy playing and watching other children

Become defensive about their own possessions

Use objects symbolically during play

Often have rapid changes in mood

 

Follow directions

Perform some tasks with little or no assistance

Share toys with other kids

Make up games and ask other children to join in

Begin engaging in pretend play

Understanding basic differences between good and bad behaviour

Develop friendships with other kids

Compare themselves to other children and adults

Become more aware of other people’s feelings

Enjoy dramatic, imaginative play with other children

Enjoy competitive games

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Medical issues

  • High fever > 40 C degrees
  • Convulsion/fit
  • Sudden limp
  • Unusual drowsiness
  • Pain in the ears
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Stridor
  • Abdominal pain with vomiting
  • Blood and Mucus in stool
  • Burning whilst passing urine with

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Developmental Delays was last modified: March 30th, 2017 by Dr. Rajeshree Singhania

Dr. Singhania has fostered a reputation as an excellent diagnostician over the years with a kind and thorough approach to medicine and developmental science. She has five professional degrees, and is continuously educating herself based on the questions she has been asked in her 35 years of experience, 20 of those in Dubai.

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