This essay focuses on a case study Neurological Disorders and Cognitive Perceptual Problems in Children.This discussion assignment provides a forum for discussing relevant topics for this week based on the course competencies covered.
Clinical Case Study: Neurological Disorders and Cognitive Perceptual Problems in Children
This discussion assignment provides a forum for discussing relevant topics for this week based on the course competencies covered. For this assignment, make sure you post your initial response to the Discussion Area by the due date assigned.
To support your work, use your course textbook readings and the South University Online Library. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.
Respond to at least two of your classmates’ initial postings. Participate in the discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of view with a rationale, challenging an aspect of the discussion, or indicating a relationship between two or more lines of reasoning in the discussion. Cite sources in your responses to other classmates. Complete your participation for this assignment by the end of the week.
For this assignment, you will read the clinical case scenario below based on the course objectives and content for the week. Finally, apply the information from the clinical case scenario and your readings to answer the discussion questions that follow.
An 11-month-old girl, well-known to your clinic since birth, arrives for a well-child visit. The parents report that their baby drags her legs rather than crawling on both hands and legs. They are concerned that this is abnormal. The father says that the child only recently began crawling and she does not pull to a stand. You noted at her 6-month visit that she was not rolling over or sitting; previous visits were unremarkable as was the mother’s pregnancy and vaginal delivery. While examining the baby, you note that when she is held by the axillae her legs are extended and crossed (i.e. the “scissoring” posture).
· What is the most likely diagnosis? Why?
· What would be three differentials in this case? Why?
· What developmental milestones are expected at this age?
· What do you believe is your best course of action/treatment plan for this appointment? Why?