Can I expect my NDI child to be within the normal range of height and weight as an adult?
|Topic:||NDI: An Overview|
In infancy and early childhood, children with NDI tend to be slightly smaller and to weigh less than children their age. However, and this is especially true with those children who have received treatment early in life, NDI children tend to physically mature into adults of normal weight and of slightly below normal height. On average, NDI children grow into adults that fall within the normal weight range and slightly below the 50th percentile in the height range, the 50th percentile being where most people fall in terms of height. A simple way to put this is that the NDI child will probably fall just a little bit below the height that they normally should have reached. They tend to be just a little bit shorter than their parents.