Symptoms of organically immature/injured children with developmental deficiencies, aged 0-3, tested and treated at the BHRG Foundation
Deficiency symptoms manifesting under the age of 3 can be divided into 3 big categories:
Symptoms in the motor areas Symptoms in the psychocognitive areas Symptoms in the social areas
- long-term difficulty eating, swallowing or sucking,
- deficient muscle tone,
- movement development is delayed or too much ahead,
-- certain periods of movement development are
lacking / are happening in the wrong order,
- balance disorder / weakness,
- significant asymmetry in using the two sides of the body,
- persisting primitive or infant reflexes,
- pathologic synkinesis,
- weird, stereotypical movements,
- fine motor movements are clumsy or delayed,
- deficient eye-hand coordination,
- motor games are lacking or too short,
- delayed expressive language skills, articulation disorders,
- deficiencies or delays in imitating movement

- poor perception functions,
- weakness and delays in processing and interpreting visual, auditive, tactile, gustatory, olfactory, vestibular (balance) and proprioceptive (sense of muscles and body position) stimuli
-- constancies develop with delays or are lacking altogether,
- short attention span, high distractibility, or inability to move the focus,
- delays/deficiencies in the need to communicate,
- delayed comprehension skills, - delayed psychomotor development,
- delays in causal thinking,
- lack of roleplay,
- drive deficiencies (the child is difficult to motivate),
- autoagression,
- sleep disorders,
- toilet-training control is delayed
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- the child is difficult to comfort,
- bonding disorder,
- cooperation skills are diminished / unpredictable,
- inability to perceive emotions,
- sharing emotions is deficient / lacking,
- the child is difficult or impossible to control,
the child is headstrong and impossible to influence,
- aggression,
- fits of anger,
- temper tantrums,
- poor control functions
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Recognizing these symptoms as early as possible has great significance.
Without adequate intervention, the symptoms can persist and it will gradually become more and more obvious for the parents and for everybody in the child's environment that his or her development, skills and behaviour somehow differ from that of his peers.
Dear parents, should you discover one or more among the above mentioned symptoms that your child displays, please ask for an appointment at the BHRG Foundation.
However, it might also be possible that there is no organic injury behind the symptoms your child seems to be having; in that case, it is some mental or pedagogical factors and circumstances that need to be examined. Changing the environment's attitude towards the child can also lead to positive change (i.e. the diminishing of symptoms).