Early Childhood Development – Understanding the Milestones

Child development is the physical, mental, psychological and emotional growth that each individual experiences from birth to adulthood. It is a continuous process which passes through many stages. The developmental course is unique for each child and is affected by the genetic, environmental, social and biological factors.

Developmental milestones are changes in physical, social, language or mental abilities which mark the progression of developmental trajectory. Observations of many children around the world have established typical ages at which developmental milestones are achieved. But different children may achieve milestones at variable ages.

 

Developmental Delay

Developmental delay is the inability of a child to achieve a developmental milestone at a particular expected age. Developmental delay can be because of biological, genetic, social factors or due to neurological or developmental disorders. For example, preterm children may attain developmental milestones later than their peers.

It is important to identify a child with developmental delay, find the cause and intervene early to attain a good future outcome. 

Role of Parents

Parents play a large role in a child's life, socialization, and development. Parents have an important role in ensuring normal development and identifying the signs of any delay or challenges that the child is facing. This will ensure correct intervention at the right time for the children.

How to Identify Developmental problems in your child?

  • Is there anything We Can do?
    Yes, there is. If we recognize the signs or symptoms of a developmental or neurological disorder in the child, we can intervene at the right time. Identification of the cause and holistic management can make a significant difference in the life of the child and family.
  • What is done at the Child Development Centre?
    We evaluate and care for children with developmental and neurological problems. We specialize in the care of children with special needs and tailor our services to child and family.We follow a team approach for holistic development. We use specialist services, therapy and medication to help your child. We will guide you regarding your child and connect you to other parents with similar problems who may share their experiences.We believe that every child is special. Neuro-atypical children can also be productive members of society if given the right training and care.

Our Team

  • Paediatric Neurologist
  • Paediatric Psychiatrist
  • Child Psychologist
  • Paediatric Physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Paediatric Orthopaedics
  • Audiology and Speech Therapy

Conditions We Treat 

We evaluate and treat newborns and older children who have these and other types of intellectual and developmental disorders

  • Developmental Delay
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Down Syndrome and other Genetic Syndromes
  • Speech Delay
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Learning Disorders

 

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