Child Development – Normal? Or Delayed?
All children grow and develop at their own pace; it is common for some children to lag behind with rest of the hikers, that is behind our estimates in play, motor skills, communication, language, or social skills. Even after a little extra attention and hand holding, when you sense that the progress is not evident, and that milestones are not achieved; it may be a sign of delayed development. Parents and Providers must be alert, attentive, and know what to look for.
There are many possible causes of differences in a child’s development. These ranges from developmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), cerebral palsy, intellectual disabilities, genetic disorders, learning disabilities, hearing or vision impairments, and the effects of medical illnesses or injuries.
At Kings Child Development Services, our specialized interdisciplinary rehabilitation team works with kids in a purposefully structured environment to provide diagnosis, assessment and holistic rehabilitation programs, tailored to enhance the child’s quality of life at home, in the community and at school. Treatment program may include child one-on-one, in a small group, or directly in the setting.
Our Team includes
- Consultant Pediatrician who is our Neuro Developmental Disorders Specialist
- Ear Nose Throat Consultant who is our Hearing Specialist
- Pediatric Occupational Therapist who focuses on a child’s occupation (to play, to learn and to develop self-care skills), using a Sensory Integrationapproach to therapy, which integrates all of our sensory systems.
- Pediatric Physiotherapist who focuses on promoting normal patterns of movement by structuring activities under low pressure to improve quality of movements, using a Neuro Developmental therapy approach.
- Pediatric Speech Language Therapist who provides treatment, support and care for children who have difficulties with speech and communication using a Hanen and Makaton based Language Program.