Developmental delay is more than just being “slower to develop” or a “little behind”. It means your child is continually behind in skills other kids their age have.
Developmental delays may be caused by short-lived issues, such as a speech delay being caused by hearing loss from ear infections or a physical delay being caused by a long hospitalisation. Delays may also be early signs of learning and
attention issues. While it’s not always clear what is causing the delay, early intervention can often help kids catch up. Some kids still have delays in skills when they reach school age.
If you are concerned about your child’s motor skill development, book an appointment with our physio today for an assessment.
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