Tag: Developmental Delays

How Do You Diagnose a Global Developmental Delay?

How Do You Diagnose a Global Developmental Delay

Takeaway: Children with a global developmental delay are well behind in meeting many developmental milestones. These include milestones to do with (1) cognitive skills, (2) motor skills, (3) language & communication skills, (4) social and emotional skills, and (5) self-care skills. You can download milestone checklists to try and identify a global delay, but that’s just a first step. Eventually, you’ll need a team of specialists to make the diagnosis and create a care plan.     Read More

How Speech Therapy Can Solve ‘Swallowing’ Issues (Dysphagia)

How Speech Therapy Can Solve Swallowing Issues Dysphagia

Children who struggle to swallow begin to dislike food and feeding, which means they don’t get the nutrients and water they need. A speech therapist can help address these swallowing difficulties (dysphagia) and transform your child’s relationship with food. Read More