B. Signs and Symptoms of Global Developmental Delay

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

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

- Poor muscle tone and strength

- Speech and language milestones like making sounds, cooing, babbling, first word, etc not achieved, or achieved significantly late

- Lack of emotional and social maturity

- Cognitive difficulties (poor memory, poor reasoning abilities, etc)

- Behavioral issues may be present

- Problems with vision and hearing