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Old 05-09-2007, 11:30 AM
 
Location: N.Y.C.
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No I don't know. But if they don't then what you do want to find is a pediatric neurologist that does accept medicaid. As I said that is where you start the evaluation process and you will be referred to other specialists if needed from there. Good luck!
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Old 08-26-2007, 01:02 PM
 
Location: idaho
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did you find an answer because my grandson is having the same problem. however, mom and dad are not too concerned or at least not as concerned as I am
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Old 08-26-2007, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Ohio, but moving to El Paso, TX August/September
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mbernice, as a grandparent, you probably can't do anything because the child is not your legal dependent. However, you can educate them if they don't know about developmental milestones. Here is a good link for developmental milestones. I have it pulled up for 10-12 months, but you can arrow earlier or later for your needs:
Baby Development and Developmental Milestones ( Month 10 to 12 ) The New Parents Guide

Every state has an early intervention program (here in Ohio it's called Help Me Grow). I googled, and found this link for Idaho: Idaho Parents Unlimited, Inc. (http://www.ipulidaho.org/tabbro/earlyintervention.html - broken link)

My boys went through Early Intervention because they did have some delays before 6 months due to being preemies. When they were 18 months, they were having speech problems that weren't really getting better, so I advocated for them to be put into speech therapy. It took less than a year to correct their problem and I'm happy I had it address at a young age so it did not become a major issue that would take years and years to correct. It's easier to correct some things the sooner the problem is addressed.
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Old 08-26-2007, 02:06 PM
 
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Not standing up yet would not worry me as much as the inability to sit without support. That really implies that something isn't working as it should in the back. I suspect as soon as that is corrected, the standing will soon develop.
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Old 04-11-2008, 10:49 AM
 
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Default Get a New Dr.

There's no "rule" that a baby needs to be cruising or crawling by 10 months. My daughter is approaching 12 months and she still crawls backwards, buckles at the knees, and hasn't broken her first tooth. Unless your pediatrician can give you another reason for his/her concern you should look into getting a more competent doctor.
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Old 04-11-2008, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Cumberland Co., TN
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Not to say dismiss the issue, but I would also get a second opinion before I got too worked up. When my first was about that age my ped. told me he would need braces and may never walk correctly. I was in tears. Went to another ped and there was absolutly nothing wrong with my child except he was a heavy baby. He is 30 now and never had any problems.
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Old 04-11-2008, 12:26 PM
 
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Did your doctor give you an indication that he/she wants you to take your child for an evaluation with an orthopaedist or neurologist? Call back!! Take it easy but get it checked out.
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Old 04-11-2008, 01:14 PM
 
Location: SD
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I would go back to your pediatrician and ask more questions on what you can do and who can help you before jumping the gun and putting your baby through lots of tests. My daughter is 15 months old and although she stands up on her own against an object (chair, sofa), she is not cruising either. My pediatrician didn't remark on that until her 12 month visit and said we would wait and revisit it this month. My experience is to ask questions, do research and then subject my child to lots of poking and prodding. You can google early intervention and a bunch of helpful websites pop up like Bridges4Kids - Helping parents and professionals with Michigan's most comprehensive source of information on education news and resources for special needs and at-risk children from birth to transition to adult life. Providing information for parents and Early Intervention : NYC DOHMH. I don't know if these will be helpful. My second oldest had speech delays and when she was 15 months old, we were referred to early intervention in our county in Florida. They did many different aspects and came directly to the home for children under the age of 2 and it was all free. As other posters said, please seek out other opinions before jumping into the deep end!
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Old 04-11-2008, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Lehigh Valley
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Not standing up yet would not worry me as much as the inability to sit without support.
I agree. By 10 months she should be sitting unsupported.
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Old 04-11-2008, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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She is 10 months old,,,I would not be overly concerned at this point.
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