Please forward this error the presentation of the mathematical development of children of preschool age to sharedip-1487212125. Please confirm that you would like to log out of Medscape.
If you log out, you will be required to enter your username and password the next time you visit. In May 2013, the Council on Children with Disabilities published guidance on the early identification and evaluation of motor delays in children, which include formal developmental screening of children for possible motor delays and variations in muscle tone at their 9-, 18-, 30-, and 48-month well-child visits. The Council advises that pediatricians not only should watch how children perform requested tasks but also should pay close attention to general posture, play, and spontaneous motor functions. Muscle tone deficiencies may also indicate neuromotor delays from disorders such as cerebral palsy. Children who find performing certain motor tasks difficult, frustrating, or even impossible often become discouraged and subsequently avoid these tasks altogether. Eventual avoidance of challenging physical tasks in a child who works hard on drawing or writing with poor results is understandable.
Because children may not volunteer that in addition to not liking specific activities or tasks, they feel inadequate in performing them, the true problem is often difficult for parents and clinicians to identify. When a child reports not enjoying most physical activities, careful observation may be required after the child is asked to perform a few motor tasks to demonstrate the degree of challenge these activities pose to the child. When the condition is serious and noticeable to everyone, the child is most likely to be stigmatized at school and often at home. The manifestations described above are based on the assumption that children have the opportunity to practice motor activities and are taught them. Children require a minimum of exposure and practice to develop dexterity with scissors and drawing. A child who is notably neglected or not exposed to usual physical tasks may have physical deficits for these reasons.