Receiving a diagnosis of a developmental disability for your child is a scary and challenging time. To help you through this process, this month, we will focus on accepting your child’s diagnosis and moving forwards.
A developmental disorder is usually defined as a condition that;
- appears at some stage in a child's development and
- delays the development of one or more psychological functions, for eg, a language skill.
- includes psychological and physical disorders, for example autism or dyslexia.
- are an impairment in the normal development of motor or cognitive skills that are developed before age 22.
Whilst there isn’t necessarily a specific cure for developmental disabilities, there are many ways you can teach your child the skills they may be missing.
For more information on how to use Applied Behaviour Analysis to teach your child please click here.