What’s a developmental delay?
The term “developmental delay” is an important one in early intervention. Broadly speaking, it means that a child is delayed in some area of development. There are five areas in which development may be affected:
- Cognitive development
- Physical development, including vision and hearing
- Communication development
- Social or emotional development
- Adaptive development
What is a Global Developmental Delay?
Global Developmental Delay is used when a child does not progress as expected for his age in 2 or more areas of his development. This is usually used for children less than 5 years of age, whereas the term learning disability is preferred for older children.
A child may have global developmental delay owing to conditions such as cerebral palsy, neuromuscular disorders and/or early environmental deprivation. Children with global developmental delay will not necessarily have intellectual impairment.
Early diagnosis and intervention does improve outcomes. Global delay is estimated to be prevalent in 1–3% of children aged less than 5 years.
How can The Flashcards assist with developmental delay?
The Flashcards helps with language, communication and learning difficulties and have been identified to benefit children below in early intervention.
- Children that have difficulty speaking
- Children that do not understand or use appropriate forms of communication
- Children that have difficulty in making or expressing choices Cognitive
- Children that have learning difficulties
- Children that have difficulty in understanding verbal directions
- Children that are easily distracted by noise and visual stimuli
- Children that have difficulties in understanding concepts