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Global development delay Jacob n Ethan's Mummy! 18 kids; Australia 209 posts
3rd Jun '13

I have just been told today after testing my nearly 4 yr old son, that he has a mild global development delay. I don't see his doctor to get all the details till Wednesday. I am just hoping there are other Mum's on here with the same problem as I am feeling really awful right now and would love to chat to someone who understands and maybe answer some questions I have. Thanks

user banned 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
3rd Jun '13

My daughter is 5.5 yrs old and has one. It can be tough. There are days I
Blame myself but I know her brain isn't normal so I try to Remember that. Good luck. Therapy helps my daughter

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14109 posts
3rd Jun '13

My 4 year old son has that. He has extensive therapy and he's making a lot of progress.

Jacob n Ethan's Mummy! 18 kids; Australia 209 posts
3rd Jun '13
Quoting ☮ Phuket:" My daughter is 5.5 yrs old and has one. It can be tough. There are days I Blame myself but I know her brain isn't normal so I try to Remember that. Good luck. Therapy helps my daughter"


Thank you.
I currently have Jacob in speech therapy, as at first they thought it was only expressive and receptive speech delay but now its everything. I am about to start OT with him next week as well.
I am just feeling gutted as I have not much information on whether or not he will have this for life and what treatments are best to help him.
It is hard coping with him everyday but I truly just want to make life as easy and better for him as possible and I just feel so raw and do not have enough info to know even how I feel about all of this.
I only know he has it because his pedi rand today telling me he qualifies for a carers allowance to help with any cost for his therapies and wanted me to bring in a form for her to sign. I just wish she hadn't told me yet because now I am sitting here with no info and feeling very worried and sorry for my poor little man.
Sorry to dump this on you :(



Buzz and Almond Joys momm 2 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 12593 posts
3rd Jun '13

My son has one. I usually don't feel bad until I see his relationships with his peers. In his special Ed class the kids live him. On the baseball feild there are several that are very annoyed with him. It hurts me to see it. But he has made a hue punt of progress over the years I know it will get better in time.

Jacob n Ethan's Mummy! 18 kids; Australia 209 posts
3rd Jun '13
Quoting Buzz and Almond Joys momm:" My son has one. I usually don't feel bad until I see his relationships with his peers. In his special ... [snip!] ... with him. It hurts me to see it. But he has made a hue punt of progress over the years I know it will get better in time."

Im sorry to hear that mate. Does it go away eventually? Do they actually catch up or are the behind for the rest of their lives? Sorry I just have no info at all and I am finding that the worst of all :(

Buzz and Almond Joys momm 2 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 12593 posts
3rd Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jacob n Ethan's Mummy!:</b>" Im sorry to hear that mate. Does it go away eventually? Do they actually catch up or are the behind for ... [snip!] ... up or are the behind for the rest of their lives? Sorry I just have no info at all and I am finding that the worst of all :("</blockquote>




It really depends on what is causing the delay or if it just the kiddos taking longer. For my son he has medical issues that keep his anxiety up. He has ADHD pretty bad. And a few others. The ADHD will let him eventually "catch up" he is getting on track now. But maturity wise he will always be a little younger than his peers. But we are helping teach him how to use the ADHD to his advantage ( he still doesn't know he has it) we hope he can eventually learn how to be funny/ hyper with out annoying people to death.

user banned 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
3rd Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jacob n Ethan's Mummy!:</b>" Im sorry to hear that mate. Does it go away eventually? Do they actually catch up or are the behind for ... [snip!] ... up or are the behind for the rest of their lives? Sorry I just have no info at all and I am finding that the worst of all :("</blockquote>




My daughter has a chromosomal issue and epilepsy. So it's all of it combined. I used to say when she was 5 she would be caught up. Now I'm banking in her living with us for a while. I don't think she will be able to live a completely normal life because if her seizures. She has them everyday despite being on meds and that effects her :/ I'm hoping for the best though that in another 5-10 years she will be all caught up developmentally, in her early teens