Volume 14 No 2 (2022): International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education

CLINICAL PROFILE IN CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DELAY IN A TERTIARY CARE CENTRE IN NORTH – WESTERN INDIA


Dr. Vineeta Pande, Dr. Sanika Pimparkar , Dr. Shashvat Singh , Dr. Sharad Agarkhedkar

DOI: 10.9756/INT-JECSE/V14I2.194

Keywords: developmental delay, Rashtriya Bal Suraksha Karyakaram (RBSK), neuroimaging, perinatal asphyxia


Abstract

Background - Developmental delay occurs when a child fails to reach developmental milestones when compared to peers of the same age group. There are numerous etiologies which can occur during perinatal or postnatal periods or can be genetic. Materials And Methods – This study was done over a period of 2 years with children aged between 6 months to 60 months with evidence of developmental delay and were assessed as per Rashtriya Bal Suraksha Karyakram (RBSK). Further detailed history and clinical examination is done with more attention given to central nervous system examination. Neuroimaging was done for all patients. EEG, genetic tests and metabolic tests were done wherever required. Total of 56 children were included in the study with developmental delay. Results – Out of 56 patients, Global developmental delay was seen in 89% , motor disability was most commonly seen followed by language and social. Perinatal asphyxia was the most common cause of developmental delay. Conclusion - This study shows that specific signs and symptoms can help in early detection of developmental delay.

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