Motor Development Delays
Some patients seem to deal with motor development delays. In fact, studies indicate that this symptom may affect up to eighty-seven percent of patients on the spectrum. This may include individuals with Asperger's syndrome. Although motor development delays appear to be common, most doctors do not use them as a core diagnostic sign. This may be because other neurodivergent conditions also carry it as a symptom. One example may be Down syndrome. Another seems to be attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
However, the delays and difficulties may vary. Some individuals seem to struggle with handwriting, and others may walk abnormally. Some patients appear to have low muscle tone. This may cause delays in reaching certain developmental milestones. Some patients seem to have issues right from birth, though others may not appear until later.
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