Is My Child Delayed?

November 14, 2017

As a therapist with experience working with hundreds of families, I can attest that one of the most difficult moments of parenting can be first asking the question, “Is my child delayed?” Acknowledging that your child may have a developmental delay can be heart breaking and confusing. Since there are many approaches to parenting, there are many ways a parent can be proactive in understanding the progression of skill development. Searching the internet can provide numerous resources for learning. You can learn what skills to expect in different areas during the stages of development. You can find some at our website at. http://www.playapy.com/milestones/.

Is My Child Delayed?

In this week’s episode of Tips & Topics, I provide you with a fairly new resource for parents created by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). On this website, you can get additional helpful tips to understand child development related to motor delays. In addition, I provide you will some additional insights to consider when looking at milestones. This includes what percentage of delay typically corresponds to a need for therapy services. Check out the video below to learn more about the AAP website and additional tips.

Have you ever answered the question, “Is my child delayed?” What information was helpful to you? Your experience could be helpful to another parent in the Playapy community. Lastly, I invite you to share your thoughts below in the comments section.

Amy Baez, MOT, OTR/L

Amy Baez is the founder of Playapy and creator of the PALS Handwriting Program. She is a pediatric occupational therapist, play advocate, and parent coach with over 17 years of experience. Learn more at www.playapy.com.

 

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