Learning Difficulties Helping them through

Q: My six-year-old son has a developmental delay. Does that mean he will always be behind?
A: The term “developmental delay” is a confusing one for parents. It implies that skills your child has yet to acquire will eventually arrive—in the same way that a delayed train is annoyingly late, but definitely on its way. Since your son is still very young and has lots of growing and developing to do, it’s not possible to say for certain exactly how his skills and abilities will compare to those of his peers in the future. However, the more wide-ranging his difficulties, the less likely it is that he will catch up in all areas. Like all children, as your son gets older he will reach a peak in the development ...

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