There is a window of opportunity to affect child development, and it is crucial that you don't allow that window to close just because of your doubts.
Written by Mary Beth Palo
The population of children with developmental delaysis growing at an epidemic rate. Parents and teachers are facing many unknowns:
Is this child affected by a developmental delay?
If so, what is this delay?
How do we know what the problem is?
Where do we go to determine?
How extensively is he affected?
What do we do and how can we treat it?
How do we overcome the obstacles?
Answering these questions and taking a proactive stand can greatly affect the outcome of the child’s life. Implementing appropriate educational and medical strategies to treat a developmental delay can be a means to fill the gaps left empty by a developmental delay.