It is about time to change our perceptive of child’s growth and development. Most of the parents measure development with physical growth and consider it as holistic development. They completely fail to see other milestones in a child’s growth. There are definite milestones a child should achieve in 5 year after birth .
Delay in achieving any of these milestones in speaking, playing, learning or behaviour may be a vital sign of developmental problem. A reassuring factor is, if these developmental problems are found in an earlier stage, corrective actions can be taken, and the child can still attain there true potential.
Developmental domains in early childhood includes,
· Physical and motor
· Social and emotional
· Approaches to play and learning
· Communication ,language and literacy
· Cognitive development
Nowadays, incidence of Speech and hearing problems are increasing with or without permanent disabilities. However, Parental awareness about importance of early detection and intervention is very less.
90% of a child’s brain development happens before age 5. So, this is the ideal time for intervention. Early intervention is necessary to prevent children from falling behind developmentally, academically and socially.
Yes! Together we can change.