Children reach developmental milestones at their own pace. Minor, temporary delays are usually no cause for alarm, but an ongoing delay or multiple delays in reaching milestones can lead to issues later in life. A developmental delay can occur in just one area or in a few, as enlisted below. A global developmental delay is when kids have delays in at least two areas:
Developmental delay may be caused by a variety of factors, including heredity, problems with pregnancy, and premature birth. The cause is not always known. Also, Developmental delay sometimes indicates an underlying condition that only doctors can diagnosis. Early detection and intervention are important to help your child develop skills.
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Treatments, we provide that can help your child and you: