Sara Dimerman in conversation with Rhona Feldt-Stein.
Over the course of this episode you will learn more about:
- What is a developmental delay.
- What are the warning signs of a developmental delay.
- Types of developmental delays and the areas/skills the child may experience difficulties with (e.g. self-care, play, sensorimotor, fine and/or gross motor, cognitive, social skills).
- Possible reasons why your child may be developmentally delayed.
- How a developmental delay is identified
- Why a formal assessment may be key to getting your child the help he/she needs
- What are early intervention services and why is early intervention important.
- The OT (Occupational Therapy) assessment(s) that may be used to assess your child.
- OT (Occupational Therapy) treatment approaches to addressing the areas of difficulty in children with a developmental delay.
- Your emotional reaction to learning that your child has a developmental delay.
- How to advocate on your child’s behalf at school/daycare and in the community.
- Dos and don’ts when dealing with a child who has a developmental delay.
- What resources and supports are available to you and your child.