New information guide for parents on developmental delay

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New information guide for parents on developmental delay

Source: Contact a Family, 25th November 2013

This much needed guide is for parents and carers who think their child is not developing as they ought to be, or who have been told that their child has developmental delay or global developmental delay.


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It contains information on:

• how children progress in the early years

• what developmental delay is

• why a child might be slower in development and how they can help their child

• top tips from parents who have gone through similar. It also contains a pull out poster with important milestones in a child’s development – which would also be useful to display in clinics.

In the guide, the main message for parents is that support should be put in place early on to help a child with developmental delay develop skills. This should not be dependent on the child being diagnosed with a named medical condition.

Related items

• Read our parent guide on Developmental delay.

• Read more about global developmental delay in our medical information section.

• Our parent guides cover a wide range of topics – check our resources section for more.

• Watch out for more guides for parents on living with a rare condition and living without a diagnosis.

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