Developmental delay refers to a delay in achieving developmental milestones that is not within the typical range for a child’s age.
Developmental milestones are specific skills that children are expected to achieve by certain ages, such as walking, talking, and socializing with others.
Developmental delays can affect one or more areas of development, including cognitive, social, and motor skills. The causes of developmental delays can be diverse and may include genetic factors, environmental factors, and medical conditions.
The diagnosis of developmental delay is typically made through a comprehensive evaluation by a healthcare professional, which may include standardized assessments and observation of the child’s behavior and abilities.
Early intervention is important for children with developmental delays, as it can help improve outcomes and maximize the child’s potential. Treatment may include therapy to improve specific skills, such as speech and language therapy or occupational therapy, as well as interventions to address any underlying medical conditions.
With appropriate support and intervention, many children with developmental delays can catch up to their peers and achieve their full potential.
- Improve social skills
- Enhance sensory processing
- Reduce seizures
- Enhance immune function
- Address comorbid conditions
- Provide a personalised treatment approach
- Reduce the need for medication
- Improve overall brain function
- Address trauma-related brain injury
- Enhance neurodevelopment