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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I am an occupational therapist with very little experience in pediatrics. I have a granddaughter who is 12 months old and I don't get see much of her, but I did see her for the first time in 5 months yesterday. She scoots rather than crawl. It is the strangest thing I have ever seen in a healthy baby. She sits in the floor with both knees flexed and twisted to the left and then sweeps them to the right and it looks like she is rowing on the floor. There is no space between her skin and the floor. Her thighs, knees, lower legs and ankles are all flat to the floor. Even when she is sweeping her legs to the other side to row and push herself forward her legs hug the ground. She makes no attempt to stand or crawl. I have seen any thing like this. I am concerned that something is wrong.
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   Dr XXXX here
User :   are you able to answer my question?
Doctor :   please give me a minute to read the post
Doctor :   she needs a detailed examination of the sensory and motor system by a physiotherapist
User :   any dx that you can thinnk of?
Doctor :   if the mental status of the child is good then there is no need to worry
User :   good ms
User :   but does not talk much
Doctor :   A detailed history of her birth is needed, considering cerebral palsy
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