Developmental delays are when a child has not reached developmental milestones, i.e. when a child cannot perform age-specific actions or tasks related to gross motor, fine motor, social, language, or thinking skills.
Children as young as 18 months of age can be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), based on whether or not they have reached developmental milestones. Delay in a child’s diagnosis can prevent the benefits of early intervention, and the regression of social communication. It is imperative that parents don’t wait to see if a child will grow out of their delays.
An early intervention program that emphasizes social interactions, behavior modification, and communication improves a child’s behavioral and cognitive skills.
The Soor Center conducts assessments for diagnosing the reasons behind a child’s developmental delays. Our Developmental Delays Program follows the guidelines prescribed by the SCERTS model, which prioritizes Social Communication, Emotional Regulation, and Transactional and Family Support.
The program enables a child with developmental delays to hold social interactions confidently, while preventing problem behaviors that crop up while learning and building relationships. It is designed to work with the child’s family in order to offer the best support for a child.