Parents may notice signs of developmental delays in children as early as the infant stages. During the first one to two years, infants and toddlers should reach normal developmental milestones at certain ages that involve their motor skills, communication skills and cognitive abilities. In some cases, a pediatrician will refer the parent to a specialists to treat the developmental disorder. With early childhood intervention, many children are better able to engage properly in childhood activities and manage any developmental disabilities.
Benefits of Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapists engage in various therapeutic techniques to help young children with developmental difficulties adapt to their environments. These techniques include interventions that involve each child’s daily living, including education, parent/child interactions, interactions with other children, feeding, sleeping and creative play activities. The occupational therapist understands what is developmentally appropriate for each age group and can identify a child’s specific