Developmental – Can include a number of disorders that interrupt or affect a child’s development.  With early intervention, most specific developmental disorders can be accommodated and overcome.

  • Prematurity/Neonates, providing early intervention to continue to encourage normal development and movement.
  • Development delay may affect a child’s speech and language, fine and gross motor skills, and/or personal and social skills. A child diagnosed with a global delay will have delays in all areas of their development.
  • Developmental Co-ordination disorder (DCD) is a term used to cover many difficulties including, dyspraxia, co-ordination difficulties and clumsiness.  Dyspraxia affects the planning of what to do and how to do it. It is associated with problems of perception, language and thought. Dyspraxia is described as having two main elements: difficulty with planning a sequence of coordinated movements and difficulty with executing a plan.
  • Sensory Integration can be as issue for children with DCD, which involves difficulty processing information from their sensory system (sound, touch, vision).
  • Bayley Neurodevelopmental Assessment Assessment of babies/toddlers from 0-42 months covering cognitive, speech and motor skills, to provide guidance on areas for early intervention or testing to highlight areas of improvement with intervention.