Parenting a child with a developmental delay

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.