Developmental delay occurs when children have not yet reached motor, speech, play, or social milestones.
Examples of developmental delay may include:
- Feeding difficulty
- Language development difficulty
- Speech development difficulty
- Sitting delays
- Crawling delays
- Walking delays
- Toy play difficulty
A child may be evaluated by a Speech/Language Pathologist, Physical Therapist, or Occupational Therapist. These therapists work together to ensure the best possible treatment plan for your child.
Depending upon your child’s needs, therapy could be focused on gross motor development (i.e. roll, sit, crawl, walk), fine motor development (i.e. self-feeding, toy play, playing alone or with others), or speech/language development (talking, eating a variety of food, socializing with others, participating in play groups, nursery school, etc)