Developmental Pediatrics: Questions and Answers

Topics: Psychology, Developmental psychology, Cognition Pages: 2 (519 words) Published: August 23, 2013
May O. Principe Prof. Hazel C. Samaon
BEEd- SPEd 3 August 23, 2013
Assignment SPEd 312

1. What is the diagnosis of the Developmental Doctor?

-Dr. Ferriza Maria Amparo- Isaguirre, M.D., FPPS, Developmental Pediatrics of Brokenshire Memorial Hospital was the one who diagnosed Muhammad Rashid, a 5 years and 3 months old boy. The diagnosis was, he has Global Developmental Delay (GDD). In 5 years and 3 months old, his gross motor skills is at par, his fine motor is still 3- 3 1/2 yrs.old, his expressive and receptive language is still 2 years old, his adaptive skill is still 3 years old and lastly his cognitive is still 2 yrs and 10 months old. So with this evaluation we can really see that Rashis has GDD because he has delayed not only in a certain area of his development but in all areas of his development.

2. What can you say about the summary of the developmental profile of the child? What are the tests used in determining the developmental profile of the child?

- The summary of the developmental profile of the child, only shows that the child has GDD because the areas of his development is far behind from his current age which suppose to be must match to the age of the child and his developmental growth. The test conducted by the developmental doctor to diagnosed the child was I think the tools for diagnosing GDD which are sreening and developmental evaluation because in screening, it tells whether the child are learning basic skills or not, or if they might have problems. In developmental evaluation on the other hand, it tells the doctor if the child needs to be administered by a highly trained professionals like therapist.

3. What are the clinical impressions and recommendations of the developmental doctor?

-With the findings in the evaluation of the child, the clinical impression of the developmantal doctor was Global Developmental Delay and Cognitive Impairment. I think the...
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