Jan. 17, 2020, 12:49 p.m.

Early Intervention in Action

MILESTONES

Apart from your child’s height and weight, there are several other milestones to keep track of while they’re growing up. In fact, these milestones start showing up in the first few months of your baby’s life. 

Now how does one know if there is a delay in one’s development or not? When a child does not achieve a milestone around the same time as other babies. Even though all children take their own time, there are certain tasks that children should do by a certain age. Not all delay is problematic, however at the same time delay does suggest the possibility. Usually these tasks / milestones are categorised under the following categories:

-          Gross motor skills 
-          Language skills (inclusive of speech and comprehension) 
-          Thinking skills 
-          Social interaction 
-          Fine motor skills  

The ways in which your child plays, acts, learns, reacts, acts and moves around will give you more insight and hints about their development. Developmental delays tend to last over time. They require personal intervention and full-time care which would allow maximum function and create multiple opportunities. The earlier intervention strategies are established, the more beneficial it is. #SayYesToEarlyIntervention #missionautismindia