What does developmental delay refer to?

A developmental delay occurs when child has the delayed achievement of one or more of his milestones. This may affect your child's speech and language, his fine and gross motor skills, and/or his personal and social skills.

A delay in fine motor skills in older children may be manifested by

  • not being able to use a spoon or fork
  • tie his shoe laces
  • button his clothes
  • write his name
  • draw shapes
  • color inside the lines
  • hold a pencil correctly at the age appropriate time
  • Having poor handwriting.

A delay in gross motor skills in older children may include


What is the Role of occupational therapy for kids having developmental delays?

An occupational therapist can serve a child with developmental delay in the following ways:

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