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Child Development and Millstones

Every child come into the world like a little Explorer waiting to explore and absorb what is around them. Yet every child is different, unique and develop with different speed. Some children literarily run before they walk; others take their time or need more time and still others ultimately need four wheels to get around.

So, it is important to observe and note specific ways a child plays, learns, speaks, acts and move every day in an ongoing way.

What is child Development
Child Development typically describes the distinct periods of development as a child grows from birth to young adults. This includes physical, social-emotional, cognitive, and language development.

What are Developmental Milestones
Developmental milestones are behaviors and physical skills that most children can do by a certain age.

What is Developmental Delay
A developmental delay is when your child does not reach developmental milestones around a certain age.
If you have concerns or questions about your child’s development, please take him/her for developmental screening or contact your child’s pediatrician.

Early Intervention and Support can lead to better outcomes as your child grows.
Often there is no cure, but treatment can help the symptoms. Treatments include physical, speech, and occupational therapy. Special education classes and psychological counseling can also help.

Communication skills; the child can be from non-verbal to verbal

Social interactions; the child can be seen from being alone to being active but odd

Repetitive behaviors and restricted interests; can range from being mild to marked

Sensory processing; the child can range from being under-sensitive to over-sensitive

Information processing and learning styles; they tend to be visual learners detailed, focused but have poor executive functioning (planning and organizational skill)

Intellectual ability can range from severe to gifted

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