Child development is a complex issue, because often depends on perceptions of each, in addition to the reasons that might be delaying effect. While there are general parameters to determine when a child should begin to walk or talk, the fact that begins to perform these actions after the deadline does not mean that it is being delayed, so the best is to watch the behavior of our son and provide continuous medical supervision.
To have in mind some points on the subject, here are a few factors that hinder the development of the child that, as far as possible, should be avoided.
Any type of abuse carried out on a child , whether physical, psychological, sexual or negligently, may cause alterations in the infant brain, knowing these damages under the name of Child Abuse Syndrome, which is considered the cause of 10% cases of mental retardation, and which may develop anxiety disorders and depression, memory impairment, motor problems, speech and even visual.
It is estimated that the population most vulnerable to suffer from these problems is between 0 and 18, estimated that only a slight scream or hit (spank or slap) could be sufficient to trigger this syndrome.
Also of genetic abnormalities that cause delays in child development from birth, but other evidence to be present just to pass the time. Any kind of genetic disorder may cause a delay, since the lack of a single gene to excess thereof.
Medical and environmental
There are many environmental factors that can affect health and child development. Thus, if the child suffered a continuing problem in his ears during the first months of life, probably its ability to develop speech will suffer, as will their physical and learning to walk when the body undergoes some weakness or deficiency in the bones and physical strength.
You should also check that the child is not exposed to poisoning by various substances, from chemicals that are in the house to cigarette smoke. In these cases, has been identified that lead poisoning may cause a delay in speech.
Other factors of delayed child
However, it is very difficult to determine who may be causing the delay in the development of the child, and if indeed it is giving a delay, because this might be just a natural high in a normal infant development. But this must be studied by a professional, to follow up the child and to check their progress.
It is best to look after the child's health since he is brewing until it is born and begins to occupy a place in the house. Avoiding factors that you mentioned, you can reduce the risk of your child's development is delayed for any reason, but if so, remember that there are specialists who can help you and your child overcome this situation.
Also remember two fundamental aspects of child health and development: the importance of exercise in childhood and the need of vitamins for growth.
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