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Delayed development of children should be a great concern for parents. Not recognizing the signs of delayed development can result in unintentional postponement of medical intervention. Delays in speech and language acquisition are the signs that make parents ask the question, “is my child having a biomedical problem?”
Psychomotor evaluations can help establish the presence of a problem but they will not be able to pinpoint the possible biochemical causes of it. The purpose of the test, which was developed in the US and Germany by doctors and researchers, is to measure brain chemicals called neurotransmitters; essentially measuring the wellness of the brain. Dr Bernhard Manz, who pioneered the testing, is a specialist in the field having led the development of highly sensitive testing tools for detecting neurotransmitters in urine.
Neurotransmitters are responsible for every aspect of intellectual and cognitive function. Speech, learning, short and long term memory, motor coordination, language acquisition, problem solving, introverted and extroverted behavior are just some of the functions that are mediated by neurotransmitters. Any imbalance in key neurotransmitters such as dopamine, GABA or serotonin can
lead to sub-optimal cognitive functions, speech and language problems along with behavioral abnormalities.
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