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Neurological problems?

A friend of mine has a son who is 3 years old in June.  He is currently receiving speech therapy because his began talking late and is incoherent.  She took him to a psychiatrist to get an evaluation so he can recieve speech services through the school system.  The doctor noticed (as well as she) that when he walks, his feet turn out.  This causes him to fall alot.  He also has very large feet for a 3 year old boy (size 11).  The orthopedic doctor said it was just flat feet and to wait.  However, the psychiatrist sees it as being something neurological.  He also doesn't grasp crayons the right way yet and uses both his left and right hand.  My friend is very scared right now (understandably)...does anyone have any idea what this can be?  Is it a form of muscular dystrophy????  Of course she is scheduling an appointment with a neurologist, but until then, is there anything that comes to anyone's mind????

Thank you!
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Nothing that you mention is terribly concerning from a neurological standpoint. A neuro exam is warranted to see if there are any issues ANY to provide and effective treatment plan, but it sounds like he may just have some developmental delays that include some coordination issues.

And no-- muscular dystrophy is not what this sounds like at all. Glad she is seeking help -- I am sure that she will find out what he needs to help him along.
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