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Childhood Developmental Problems Specialist

eRiver Neurology of NY, LLC

Adult & Pediatric Neurology Specialists located in Poughkeepsie, Fishkill, Hudson, and Rhinebeck, NY

Childhood developmental problems can cause significant issues for children and should be evaluated by a professional as soon as symptoms arise. Under the leadership of neurologist Samuel Koszer, MD, the team at eRiver Neurology of NY, LLC, serving the communities of Poughkeepsie, Fishkill, Hudson, and Rhinebeck, New York, can help. If you’re concerned about your child’s development and would like answers, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Childhood Developmental Problems Q&A

What are childhood developmental problems?

As kids move through the stages of childhood, they’re measured against a wide range of important developmental milestones. Many different factors can cause a child to miss some of these milestones, hindering their development.

Many types of childhood neurological problems are congenital, meaning they’re present at birth. Others develop later in the developmental process. 

Some examples of childhood neurological problems include:

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Neonatal seizures
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Brain tumors
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Spinal muscular atrophy
  • Congenital brain malformations

This is far from a comprehensive list. Many forms of developmental disorders are rare, and it isn’t uncommon for parents to first hear of a condition at the time it is diagnosed. 

How do I know when to seek a doctor for developmental problems?

The best way to screen for childhood developmental problems is to see your pediatrician for routine well-child exams. These visits give your child’s doctor a chance to check their developmental progress against data compiled from their peers. 

Pediatricians are trained to detect signs of a neurological problem in the earliest possible stages. This gives parents the chance to consider treatment options early, when many forms of treatment are most effective. 

It is also important to listen to your instincts. Parents often notice changes or developmental delays even before a doctor detects signs of concern. If you feel that something just isn’t right, don’t hesitate to book an appointment. 

How are childhood developmental problems diagnosed?

The first step is determining the cause of your child’s symptoms. The team at eRiver Neurology of NY, LLC offers numerous diagnostic tools to identify the source of developmental delays. 

This process includes a physical exam and a discussion of symptoms. The practice also offers advanced diagnostic tools like EEG to learn more about brain function. 

You receive all the details needed to make an informed decision about your child’s care. The pros and cons of each option are outlined, and you’re encouraged to ask questions or express concerns. 

Learn more about diagnostic and treatment options during a face-to-face consultation. Booking your visit takes just moments using the easy online scheduling tool, or you’re always welcome to call the office to set up your visit. 

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