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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. 


Social-Emotional Wellbeing


Early identification of social emotional development in children 


Social emotional development is an important aspect that helps young people develop, learn and grow. Many of these issues can be identified before the child enters the school system, such as limited interaction with their peers and adults, as well as a number of behavioural issues. 

Early identification and intervention are key factors that enable these children to gain the skills they need to succeed in life. 


Types of issues**: 

  • Autism: A lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others 

  • Sensory issues: Usually apparent in the toddler years when they develop aversions to light and noises etc, as their senses do not process the information in the same way as their peers 

  • ADHD: A behavioural disorder that includes symptoms such as inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness that impacts 2 to 5% of school children 



    ssis whitepaper

Written by Stephen N.Elliot, co-author of the SSIS- SEL on what’s the secret to advancing children’s development and use of social-emotional learning skills



     ssis improved

Additional information on how the SSIS SEL can give you the tools you need to help your students succeed



     SSIS brochure

A focus on re-engagement, efforts to address social and emotional learning and mental and behavioral health needs in children



Children holding hands

A range of tools and resources that can help you to support and assess young people with Autism



 View our Social-Emotional Wellbeing assessments



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