Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Racoon | 2013/02/16


degree of developmental delay

Dear Prof

My 4 yo son (one with Arnold-Chiari and FG Syndrome-ish) is doing well on most levels, and only struggles with puzzles (can only build up to 12 pieces with some trial and error) and expressive speech. His math skills and receptive language, comprehension etc is fine. The puzzles are apparently due to his hypotonia and proprioreception issues, but the expressive speech could be due to his FG-ish state. What does this say about his developmental state? Is he really far behind? His next evaluation is only end of the year, and he is receiving speech and OT.

Expert's Reply



Your son appears to be doing quite well and is on the right track to try to sort out his main present issues It seems that the OT and speech therapist are very important to his progress now. Does the OT think that physiotherapy would be of benefit to your son?

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