My 5 yr old son is not walking normally, & falls frequently.

by Jenny
(California)

-he was not breast fed.

-at 6 months, he still needed pillows for support in order to sit.
-at 2, he didn't try to run.
-at 3, he couldn't walk up stairs without handrails
and at 4, he cant walk up down the street using alternating feet.
and at 5, he cant hop on one foot several times.
HELP?!?!?!? D:

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Jul 03, 2016
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5 years old daughter delayed
by: Anonymous

The same with my premature daughter, she is strong but dont know how to walk cant talk clear words and vision is not good. She have OR and PT 3 times a week and she go to school everyday to help her development. I dont know how can i help her she very heavy now.

Feb 14, 2012
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My daughter is 7
by: Samantha

Hi , my daughter has low muscle tone ,severely flat feet and sensory proscessing disorder. She did not walk until she was 2 years old and still has problems. She has received OT and PT since she was 15 months old. She could'nt walk up stairs without holding onto the railings until she was 5 . She is extremely tall for her age and falls , trips and walks into things. We had her eyes checked because she did'nt pass a depth test at the doctors . Your eyes are a muscle so she has weak eye muscles. The doctor called it stabismus .( Her eye turns) The thing is she only just started noticing this. It is a long hard road. Don't give up. My daughter is a gorgeous girl and the kids are starting to notice in her 2nd grade. She can't jump rope , she does not run fast . They tell her she holds up the line. The gym teacher is'nt so understanding he treats her like she is lazy. I can't hold her hand through everything but I can give her the tools to defend herself , and to get through it . She is a genius so that will offset the physical delay. I cry all the time .

The school she is incredible for services. She has PT once every 6 days and OT twice in a 6 day cycle. Fight for him and get him the services he needs. Good Luck !!

Feb 14, 2012
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You are not alone
by: Anonymous

Hi,
I cannot offer any advice, but I can tell you our son was the same way. He has been diagnosed with low-tone, ADD, etc. I am not sure what the cause of the matter is, our son is developmentally delayed as well, but am looking into something else. He's had MRI's of the brain to ensure everything is in-tact, developmental testing, neurologists, etc. All we have is ADD medicine, which helps but does zone him out some so exploring other options and that he was low-tone. That's it. Good luck though.

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