One of the most rewarding parts of parenthood is watching your child learn a new skill. From the first smile to their first day of school, there is so much to look forward to as your child grows. What about when you notice your child may not be developing at the same rate as other kids their age? Many times it is nothing to worry about. Kids grow and learn at their own pace and often it can seem a few steps behind. However if you are concerned your child is experiencing a developmental delay, there are a few steps you can take.
Identifying a Developmental Delay
Finding out whether or not your child is experiencing developmental delays can be challenging. With this in mind, it is important to take the necessary steps to educate yourself and to create a support system for both you and your child. A few ways to get started include:
- Educate Yourself. Learning about the developmental stages of children in your child’s age range can greatly help you understand the basics of what to expect.
- Share with Others. Share your concerns with your child’s co-parent and decide together what the next step should be for your little one.
- Visit a Child Development Specialist. At Speech Source Therapy, Inc., we specialize in child development early intervention. Our Child Development Specialists provide consultations, assessments, evaluations, and therapy to children who have developmental delays and difficulties in the areas of cognitive development, gross/fine motor development, communication, adaptive skills, and social-emotional development.
To learn more about the stages of child development, contact our team of specialists at SFV: (818) 788-4121 or LA: (213) 493-6698.