Anyone else with a child with development delays?

Laurie - posted on 03/30/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Shaun was born Nov. 29th and does have noticeable delays. He doesn't talk other than mama or dada, he doesn't pull himself up or walk along furniture. He still lays down with the "baby legs" (little babies that bend their legs up and usually cross at the ankle area). He really doesn't understand what no means or most of the time what I'm saying to him. Example: If he's playing with his sisters and he pulls their hair or pokes them in the eye, I'll say no but he crawls over to me and lays his head on my leg (a usual thing) or gets on his knees and holds on to the sides of my head and puts his forehead on mine and gives me a kiss (another usual thing) or just continues to play with the girls. He can't drink for a cup quite yet...maybe a sip. Does anyone else of these problems with their child?

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Ginger - posted on 03/31/2010

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My son was 10 weeks premature and he is delayed in some areas. He really doesn't talk at all either. He has a word he uses for both food and drink and it doesn't sound anything like either. He doesn't say mama or dada. He really doesn't understand what no means either. He has had 2 evaluations by a developmental therapist who told us that he may not have words but he makes lots of good sounds which means he's on the right path. He just started walking and we were told that his speech would not develop until his physical development moved forward. Early intervention is a good place to start if you are concerned.

Laurie - posted on 03/31/2010

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I brought up my concerns at his 15th month appt, which the doctor agreed to with me. He didn't mention looking into some the programs around our area, which surprised me alittle. I do happen to have a home daycare and one of the mothers is a social worker that will be setting up the process for me.

Susan - posted on 03/30/2010

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I recommend you have him evaluated by a pediatric physical therapist. It may be that he's just getting to his milestones a little later than some of his peers but it wouldn't hurt to have him assessed! Good luck.

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