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Child Development

Helping you to support children reach their milestones

The first five years of a child’s life are crucial for their overall development. They will hit many milestones such as, learning to crawl and walk, a first smile, their first social interaction, all of which will support their ability to learn and interact with the world around them. 

But when these milestones are not met within a certain timeframe, this may highlight a developmental issue that needs to be addressed as early as possible. 

 

Cognition and Mobility

 

Cognitive and developmental delays in early childhood 

 

Cognition and mobility are two key factors that allow children to learn and interact with the world around them.  

From their first interaction with their environment to their first steps, these key milestones can help to indicate developmental delays which may impact a child throughout their lifetime. 

Cognition and Mobility issues can be recognized at an early age, allowing for a plan to be put into place to help guide the child through their formative years. 

 

Types of issues**:  

  • Cognitive delay: This may mean that a child needs additional support to catch up with their peers due to learning disabilities or lack of intellectual awareness  

  • Gross Motor delay: This is when a child cannot easily coordinate the movement of their muscles, such as being able to stand, hold something or even walk 

  • Fine Motor Delay: When a child is unable to complete everyday tasks such as using utensils or playing with Legos 

Resources: 

   Bayley-III packshot

The Bayley assesses developmental functioning for infants and young children aged from 1 month to 42 months. The training is interactive and will introduce course participants to the Bayley III and 4 and includes both video case studies and video demonstrations with young children.
 

 

     PEDI-CAT Flyer

This useful flyer helps give you an in-depth understanding of the applications and features of the PEDI-CAT

 

 

    pedicatreport

Here is an example of a sample report from this computerised caregiver assessment: 'Anna' Report

 

 

 

      mabc and bot2 features
A description of the complementary features of the BOT-2 & Movement ABC assessments
 

 

 View our Mobility and Cognition Assessments

 

 
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