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ID 24628
Title Improvement in speech and coordination following chiropractic care in a child with developmental delays and vertebral subluxation: Case report and review of literature [case report; review]
Journal J Pediatr Matern & Fam Health - Chiropr. 2016 Fall;2016(4):Online access only p 92-98
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Case Report

Objective: This case report describes the chiropractic care of an infant with developmental delays.

Clinical Features: A two-year-old male presented for chiropractic consultation and possible care at a chiropractic clinical training center with developmental delays in speech and coordination. Symptoms included below average locomotion skill, delayed auditory comprehension and expressive communication, and difficulty swallowing certain textures.

Intervention and Outcome: The patient was cared for with Diversified Technique appropriate for his age. Outcome measures independently applied demonstrated improvement in the infants gross and fine motor skills based on comparative and baseline Peabody Developmental Motor Scales-2 (PDMS-2) scores while improvements in auditory comprehension and expressive communication were measured with the Preschool Language Scale-5 (PLS-5).

Conclusion: The successful chiropractic care of an infant with developmental delays was described. This study provides supporting evidence that infants with similar complaints may benefit from chiropractic care.

Author keywords: Developmental delay, delayed motor coordination, delayed speech, chiropractic, vertebral subluxation, adjustment, spinal manipulation

This abstract is reproduced with the permission of the publisher; full text is available by subscription.


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