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sorry for the stupid question but can anyone (fio) explain global delay to me

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2shoes Thu 20-Sep-07 17:57:21

dh met a man today who's son has it and dh just asked me about it and i realised I didn't know very much.

mulsey Thu 20-Sep-07 18:35:33

hiya hopes this helps..... global refers to the brain and its different hemispheres, as you know the different bits of the brain control different functions, I believe to be referred to as global then the child must have 2 or more difficulites, eg, my daughter has a gdd as she has mobility and communication difficulites - with all their associated problems. I suppose delay is a polite word, for problem, but also refers to the fact that the child is delayed in comparison with their peer group.

alycat Thu 20-Sep-07 18:41:14

I always though the 'global' referred to all round.

So for my DS it means delays in all 5 areas of development rather than just communication/speech delay or learning difficulties or mobility/ physical delay or social/emotional delay etc

2shoes Thu 20-Sep-07 18:52:56

thanks does help. but have to say confused as dd could fall ito that but she has cp. (sn is confusing)

lou33 Thu 20-Sep-07 18:56:31

gdd is not the same as cp as cp is permanent, but gdd isnt always

dd1 had gdd but has now caught up with her peers

2shoes Thu 20-Sep-07 18:59:33

ah I see.
I felt a twit as I didn't know how to explain it.

lou33 Thu 20-Sep-07 19:05:39

ah dont be, mn always has an answer for everything!

mymatemax Thu 20-Sep-07 19:57:06

DS2 was dx'd with GDD, he also has CP & poss ASD. We were told that once he reaches school age & is no longer under the care of the CDC then his dx will change to learning difficulties if he has not caught up with language, communication, social & emotional development etc.
I guess someone will make a decision that his delay is permanent.

cheekychaps Thu 20-Sep-07 22:07:22

Hi everyone,

My ds is almost 2 and was diagnosed with GDD. At first I was a bit scared but now i'm not worried, he's still not crawling or talking but he is the happiest little boy I know. I'm glad I found this thread as not many people understand.

lou33 Thu 20-Sep-07 22:10:45

dd1 didnt walk til just after her 2nd birthday

FioFio Fri 21-Sep-07 11:42:58

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alycat Fri 21-Sep-07 11:59:55

I didn't realise that when they started school.

Ds will start next Sept, when he is 4yrs and 10days old. GDD sounds so much less (about to offend many I fear) 'labelish', less judgemental in a way, a bit friendlier...

Peachy Fri 21-Sep-07 12:05:58

Althoiugh (why does it always vary?) we are friends with a child who has a dx of GDD, ASD and visual disability (ie he is blind!) at 13, so not every area will change the dx.

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