2. Delayed in development
is another sign to indicate Angelman syndrome could be lurking. Delayed development will be noticed at the age of six months to a year. The signs to look out for is when the child doesn’t crawl. The child may have to be put in the stroller or carried all of the time. A pediatrician can run tests to determine why the child is developing late.
Some parents may believe that a child is failing to crawl because he or she may be spoiled and just wants to be carried all of the time. On the other hand, parents might think the child may be having issues with their joints and unable to move them. The pediatrician may suggest taking the child to a physical therapist. A physical therapist performs stretches with the child to help him or her use their joints. If this doesn’t work, other specialists may need to look at the child.