Some Developmental issues, as with Emily include:
~Cognitive Delays: there are different degrees of delay shown early on, later may present themselves with behavioral issues as the child ages.
~Speech/Language Delays: expressive language is usually very poor or not at all. Average age of their first word is 28.7 months and 44.1 months for phrase speech.
~Autism Spectrum Disorder
~Gross Motor Delays: hypotonia (poor muscle tone), and hypertonia (tight muscle tone)
Emily sat up at 12 months of age (average age is 10-20 months), she crawled at 17 months and our next goal is to get her to walk (average age is 2-3 years of age).
~Fine Motor Delays: Is delayed but varies between children.
~Sudden Unexplained Death: Currently there is no know cause as to why this happens, therefore research in this area is extremely important.
~Sensory Processing Disorder: over or under response to touch, sight, movement or all these combined. Making it difficult for these children to adapt to changes in their daily life.
~High Pain Tolerance
~Medical Issues: Seizures, GERD, Feeding Issues, Anxiety Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, Sudden Unexplained Death
~Physical Features: Having an extra chromosome can effect a persons structure in many ways. Some distinctive features are epicanthal folds, a button nose because of the nasal bridge being flat, a high arched palate, and extra skin folds at the inner corner of the eyes.
~Growth: is delayed in approximately 20-30% of children
~Formation of Organs: Some other abnormalities found in individuals with IDIC 15 are in the formation of their organs. Some of the organs that have been found to be affected may include the kidney, heart and lungs. It is imperative that these children to evaluated thoroughly to check for any abnormalities within their organs.