Global Developmental Delay Guide

A. What is Global Developmental Delay?

Global Developmental Delay is a condition where the child takes a longer time to achieve developmental milestones such as crawling, walking, speaking, etc as compared to peers.

A. What is Global Developmental Delay?

B. Signs and Symptoms of Global Developmental Delay

Global Developmental Delays are marked by delays in developmental milestones. Signs & Symptoms of GDD can be:

Motor milestones like neck control, sitting, crawling, walking, are not achieved, or achieved significantly late

B. Signs and Symptoms of Global Developmental Delay

C. Causes of Global Developmental Delay

Some causes of Global developmental delay are:

-Complications during pregnancy:

Heavy bleeding during pregnancy

Excessive vomiting

C. Causes of Global Developmental Delay

D. Screening and Assessments of Global Developmental delay

Since there are delays in various domains of development such as motor, speech, language, cognition, etc your child will be recommended to undergo multiple screenings and assessments.

D. Screening and Assessments of Global Developmental delay

E. Treatment of Global developmental delay

Assessments provide us information about the child's abilities and needs. This sets a baseline for intervention.

The following types of therapies may be recommended for a child with GDD:

E. Treatment of Global developmental delay

F. Curability of Global Developmental Delay

GDD is a medical condition characterized by overall delay in all milestones of development. There is no one step cure to such conditions.

F. Curability of Global Developmental Delay

G. Activities and tips for Kids with Global Developmental delay

Visual schedule to follow a routine at home: This is a great way to organise your child’s schedule. Use pictures of the tasks that your child does throughout the day like brushing, bathing, eating, playing, sleeping, etc. Arrange them on a board or in a book in the order of the events.

G. Activities and tips for Kids with Global Developmental delay