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Global Developmental Delay

What is GDD?

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Global Development Delay is an umbrella term used when children are significantly delayed in their cognitive and physical development. It can be diagnosed when a child is delayed in one or more milestones in comparison with the peers of same age group. Seen in children under 5 years of age

Causes of GDD?

  • Genetic Factor :Hereditary or chromosomal abnormalities
  • Pregnancy or Birth Factors: Drug misuse ,complications of birth or prematurity
  • Infancy or Childhood: severe illness or brain injuries
  • Environmental factors: Lack of appropriate stimulation
  • In most cause the factor is unknown

How does GDD affect the child?

Due to individual difference in cause, degree of impairment and growth environment, children with GDD may show variation in their performance.

  • Language : Inability in verbal comprehension and expression, and speech production
  • Gross Motor: Delay in physical development in sitting, standing, walking, running etc.
  • Intellectual Abilities or cognition: Inability to learn, think and problem solving
  • Fine Motor: Inability to hold objects like cup or pencil, poor eye hand coordination.
  • Social Skills and Adaptability: Impairment in essential skills likes communication, social interaction, self-care in daily life.

What are the symptoms of children with GDD?

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  • Cannot keep head steady at 6 months of age
  • Unable to stand with support at 1 year
  • Walking difficulty at 1.5 years
  • Cannot say words at 2 year
  • Unable to hold and scribble at 2.5 years
  • Difficulty to follow simple commands at 2.5years
  • Cannot speak simple sentence at 3 years

Assessment of child with GDD?

It is a team approach to assess a child with developmental delay which includes various professionals:

  • Paediatrician
  • Physiotherapist
  • Speech Language pathologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Special Educator
  • Clinical Psychologist

Our unique Approach:

How Ayurveda helps GDD child?

Ayurveda treatments along with internal medicines enable to enhance neuronal plasticity. The unique protocol designed by Jeevaniyam enables to improve the physical and psychological development. This procedure carries out for the period of 21 days at an interval of 6 months. The other widely accepted therapy along with Ayurveda treatment has proven remarkable improvement in the overall management of GDD.

Role of Physiotherapist?

A physiotherapist helps in the management and development of movement skills. Physiotherapy may include exercises to strengthen weak muscles and games to improve coordination and motor skills.

Role of Speech and Language Pathologist?

Speech and language pathologist helps children learn to communicate, either through speech or other methods. Speech and language pathologist can also help if there are problems with eating drinking and swallowing.

Role of Occupational Therapist?

Occupational therapists help children who have difficulty in carrying out everyday tasks. For example, eating dressing or playing

Role of Special Educator?

Special educator helps children who are experiencing problems within educational setting with the aim of enhancing their learning .

Tips for Parents

  • Arrange assessment for the child as early as possible to understand development progress
  • Participate in the child’s training services as far as possible and maintain communication with the professionals.
  • Identify the child’s strengths to enhance self-confidence
  • Share feelings with others to relieve negative emotions
  • Spend time having fun with your child and enjoy what they CAN DO

Authored By Dr. Reshmi Pramod

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