Does Your Child Have Motor Delays? Early Intervention is Key

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Have you noticed delays in your child's motor development? This is common in kids, so early recognition is key.
Air Date: 5/29/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Dr. Garey Noritz, MD
Noritz good high res pictureGarey Noritz, MD, is an Internist and Pediatrician at Nationwide Children's Hospital. He is medical director of the Complex Health Care Clinic, which provides a medical home to children and adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities. He is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Ohio State University, and the Director of the Comprehensive Cerebral Palsy Program at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Dr. Noritz is a graduate of Brown University School of Medicine, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and of the American College of Physicians. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He is active at the national level in advocating for the care of children and adults with disabilities. He is Chair of the Lifespan Committee of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, and is on several committees with the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Chest Physicians, and the Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
Does Your Child Have Motor Delays? Early Intervention is Key
Have you noticed certain delays in your child's motor development?

Motor delays are common in children, but early recognition can optimize outcomes.

Parents and their pediatricians need to look at milestones such rolling over, crawling, walking, and climbing stairs; as well as fine motor skills like grasping objects, putting blocks in a cup, scribbling or creating a stick figure drawing.

By watching kids move and play during physical examinations, you can quickly detect those who need a bit more attention.

Join us as special guest and pediatrician, Dr. Garey Noritz, shares important information regarding motor development and potential problems that may arise in your little one.
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