After 9 months your baby is finally here. In 9 months your child has developed from a microscopic collection of cells to the wrinkled pink bundle you can hold in your arms. Further development will turn your child into a fully functioning human being.
Generally, children develop at a fairly constant rate and the speed of development is affected by many factors but what happens if your child has a developmental disorder.
What developmental disorders are there?
These developmental disorders can vary in severity.
Sometimes a parent suspects a developmental difference by comparing the child with peers. Every child develops at its own pace. Sometimes the midwife suspects a lag in development. If you have any doubts, consult your doctor or make an appointment at the consultancy. If necessary, your child can be referred to and get the right help.
There are several treatments possible. It depends on what kind of development disorder is present. The child can be treated by an occupational therapist, a speech therapist, a physical therapist or a psychologist. If the child has a serious developmental disability, it may be helpful for the parents to get this support.