Developmental Needs

Developmental Needs

Apraxia of Speech and Muteness

Apraxia of Speech is a neurological disorder that occurs when the signals from the brain are jumbled up before reaching the childs mouth, resulting in difficulty choosing or forming words, or the complete inability to sp... Read more about Apraxia of Speech and Muteness.

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD's)

There are many names used to describe ASD's, including Institutional Autism, which many of the children available for adoption fall under.  We will cover these within this area. These names include: Autism, Aut... Read more about Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD's).

Cognitive Delays

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Failure to Thrive

Failure to thrive is a medical condition where an infant/child fails to grow or gain weight appropriately over a consistent period of time. In orphanages, the number one cause of Failure to Thrive is simply a lack of tou... Read more about Failure to Thrive.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) with children adopted is a set of physical and mental birth defects that can result when a woman drinks alcohol during her pregnancy. When a pregnant woman drinks alcohol, such as b... Read more about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.

Growth Delay

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Motor Delays

Fine Motor Delays and Gross Motor Delays in Children: Children with fine-motor delays have difficulty using their small muscles, so that tasks like grasping crayons with their fingers are tricky. With gross-motor de... Read more about Motor Delays.

Premature Birth

Premature birth or preterm birth is the birth of a baby born before the normal gestational period of 40 weeks. In most cultures, prematurity is considered to occur when the birth occurs before 37 weeks. In poorer co... Read more about Premature Birth.

Psychomotor Development Retardation (PDR)

Psychomotor Development Retardation (PDR) is the slowing down of thought and reduction of physical movements in a child. During the first year of life PDR can be distinguished in two different ways: a benign nonspec... Read more about Psychomotor Development Retardation (PDR).

Speech Delay

Speech and language disorder describes abnormal language development.  Delayed speech or language development is the most common developmental problem.  It affects five to ten percent of preschool kids. Childre... Read more about Speech Delay.