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.
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
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.
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:
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.