All About (Global) Development Delays

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Re: All About (Global) Development Delays

Post by choute » Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:22 pm

Hi,

Anyone tried brain training to help the kids? Did it work? Thank you!

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Re: All About (Global) Development Delays

Post by slmkhoo » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:00 pm

Does your child have GDD or some other learning disability? If so, there may be different therapies (not sure what brain training you refer) that may be appropriate for individual needs.

All children benefit from "brain training" - when you talk to or play with them, you are training their brains. When they move about and explore, that's brain training too. There's no need to send them for special training unless they have a special need.

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Re: All About (Global) Development Delays

Post by Zeit » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:30 pm

laughingcat wrote:slmkhoo, can explain why discourage using walker? I thought using walker is the prelude to walking?
Baby walkers can cause atypical walking pattern. The baby's legs are not straight when "walking" in the walker. The hips and knees are bent and he/she will tend to walk on tiptoe. This causes baby to use and develop the wrong leg muscles for walking. Such walking pattern may be difficult to correct.

Same for Baby Bjorn or similar baby carriers. It moulds your baby's legs in a certain atypical pattern.

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Re: All About (Global) Development Delays

Post by Estéema » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:47 pm

slmkhoo wrote:Does your child have GDD or some other learning disability? If so, there may be different therapies (not sure what brain training you refer) that may be appropriate for individual needs.

All children benefit from "brain training" - when you talk to or play with them, you are training their brains. When they move about and explore, that's brain training too. There's no need to send them for special training unless they have a special need.

Absolutely agree with slmkhoo.

The baby's 1st teacher is the mum. Baby wants to know the voice that comes fr the heartbeat he feels & hear. He's learning. The dendrites & synapses start forming & connecting. Every touch, everything they hear, every taste of milk, food grows a different branch of their brains. When they stop certain activity for a while, that part of synapses can die off. The human brain keeps on learning so long as you expose them.

I've seen very (lawfully quiet) babies & their mother's who does talk to their babies or engage them in play but always in baby cot. Hug & love yr child much, but leave them to their own time to explore after a time of play for them to 'register' & rest/sleep to update their brains.

Why pay for others to 'brain train' yr child whom they don't know that other heartbeat?

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Re: All About (Global) Development Delays

Post by choute » Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:45 pm

Thanks for your reply Slmkhoo and Esteema.

My dd is slow in both gross motor and fine motor, not sure abt other areas yet. She is coming to be 15 months, not walking and is not able to pincer grasp. She is currently attending monthly PT at Nuh. Agree that as parents we need to engage more with the kids and spend more time with them to explore, both my hubby and I are trying our best to do so.

As for brain training, I am referring to the brain developmental course provided by some private Centers, such as Singapore Brain Development Center. We just would like to do whatever we can to help dd to catch up or reduce the gap (Guess most parents with delayed children can understand the feeling). So would like to see if any parents have brought their kids to such course and if the kids can benefit.


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Re: All About (Global) Development Delays

Post by slmkhoo » Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:44 pm

choute wrote:Thanks for your reply Slmkhoo and Esteema.

My dd is slow in both gross motor and fine motor, not sure abt other areas yet. She is coming to be 15 months, not walking and is not able to pincer grasp. She is currently attending monthly PT at Nuh. Agree that as parents we need to engage more with the kids and spend more time with them to explore, both my hubby and I are trying our best to do so.

As for brain training, I am referring to the brain developmental course provided by some private Centers, such as Singapore Brain Development Center. We just would like to do whatever we can to help dd to catch up or reduce the gap (Guess most parents with delayed children can understand the feeling). So would like to see if any parents have brought their kids to such course and if the kids can benefit.
I can't comment on these training courses as I've never really looked into them. I have a special needs daughter (Aspergers and dyspraxia), and we did everything ourselves (long story). What really worked was us spending a lot of time with her, getting her to practise skills at her level. Since your child is having therapy, you can try to replicate those activities every day at home to reinforce what the therapist does with her every month. My daughter didn't walk till 18mths. I can't remember about princer grasp, but in general her physical skills had a noticeable lag. But she mastered all the necessary skills eventually, even if slower than average.

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Re: All About (Global) Development Delays

Post by choute » Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:12 pm

slmkhoo wrote:
choute wrote:Thanks for your reply Slmkhoo and Esteema.

My dd is slow in both gross motor and fine motor, not sure abt other areas yet. She is coming to be 15 months, not walking and is not able to pincer grasp. She is currently attending monthly PT at Nuh. Agree that as parents we need to engage more with the kids and spend more time with them to explore, both my hubby and I are trying our best to do so.

As for brain training, I am referring to the brain developmental course provided by some private Centers, such as Singapore Brain Development Center. We just would like to do whatever we can to help dd to catch up or reduce the gap (Guess most parents with delayed children can understand the feeling). So would like to see if any parents have brought their kids to such course and if the kids can benefit.
I can't comment on these training courses as I've never really looked into them. I have a special needs daughter (Aspergers and dyspraxia), and we did everything ourselves (long story). What really worked was us spending a lot of time with her, getting her to practise skills at her level. Since your child is having therapy, you can try to replicate those activities every day at home to reinforce what the therapist does with her every month. My daughter didn't walk till 18mths. I can't remember about princer grasp, but in general her physical skills had a noticeable lag. But she mastered all the necessary skills eventually, even if slower than average.
Thanks for sharing! This is encouraging.

Yes, we follow closely the instruction given during PT to motivate her to cruise more, hopefully she will be able to walk soon.

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Re: All About (Global) Development Delays

Post by choute » Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:30 pm

Hi all,

Any private PT to recommend? My dd has been attending monthly PT at NUH, but the progress is very slow. Would like try weekly private PT.

Thanks!

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Re: All About (Global) Development Delays

Post by verykiasu » Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:15 pm

my son has trained under a PT at kkh last time but this PT is now under pte practise. You may PM me if u keen, she is a lady and v patient as she is one of the PT that can handle my son's drooling and crying at that time.
Thanks

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Re: All About (Global) Development Delays

Post by verykiasu » Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:16 pm

my son has trained under a PT at kkh last time but this PT is now under pte practise. You may PM me if u keen, she is a lady and v patient as she is one of the PT that can handle my son's drooling and crying at that time.
Thanks

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