Developmental delays in children refer to when they do not reach developmental milestones at the expected times. These delays can occur in various areas such as motor skills, speech and language, cognitive, and social and emotional development. Recognising and understanding these delays is crucial for early intervention, which can significantly improve outcomes.

Common Types of Developmental Delays

Recognising the Signs

Early recognition of developmental delays is key. Parents and caregivers should monitor their child’s progress and consult with healthcare providers if they notice:

The Role of Early Intervention

Early intervention is the process of providing specialised support and services to children with developmental delays. It can include:

How We Can Help at LEAP Centre

At LEAP Centre, we specialise in identifying and treating developmental delays. Our multidisciplinary team offers:

  • Assessments and Evaluations: To accurately identify the areas of delay.
  • Personalised Therapy Plans: Focused on the child’s specific needs, incorporating physical, speech, and occupational therapies.
  • Family Support and Education: Empowering families with knowledge and strategies to support their child’s development.

Understanding and addressing developmental delays early can pave the way for a child’s successful growth and development. At LEAP Centre, we’re committed to providing comprehensive support and intervention to help each child reach their full potential. If you have concerns about your child’s development, we’re here to guide and support you every step of the way.