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What Are The Symptoms Of Neurodevelopmental Delay In Children?

posted May 18, 2018, 5:26 AM by Dr. Curtis Cripe   [ updated May 18, 2018, 5:26 AM ]
Neurodevelopmental delay in children can be difficult to spot given that children develop at their own pace in a vast range of timings. However, some signs pointing to this disorder that parents can spot early on.

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Neurodevelopmental delay can manifest in many ways, the most obvious ones are those that exhibit physically. Infants who have motor skills problem can either have fine motor skills delay or gross motor skills delay.

Fine motor skills delay inhibits toddlers or infants from making small movements such as holding a toy properly. Gross motor skills delay prevents them from making larger coordinated movements such as jumping, catching a ball, or even climbing stairs. Symptoms of these include stiff arms and legs, floppy or loose trunks and limbs, limited arm and leg movement, involuntary reflexes, and inability to do actions such as sit up by themselves at nine months or stand up by the first year.

Speech and language delays are also neurodevelopmental delays. Speech delay occurs when a child has problems pronouncing words, often manifesting in stutters or inability to pronounce certain syllables. Language delay, on the other hand, occurs when a child has difficulty understanding speech or can’t express their own thoughts. Language delay also affects a child’s ability to speak, gesture, and write.

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Dr. Curtis Cripe has behind him a diverse professional and academic background, having worked in aerospace, engineering, software development, bioengineering, addiction recovery, psychophysiology, psychology, and child neurodevelopment. To know more about neurodevelopmental delay, follow this blog.

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