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A child’s brain is constantly changing in size and learning till it reaches the age of 5. This development is very essential and involves various milestones they achieve, for example, their first walk or the first word they uttered. All these are achievements in a child’s life that form different steps in the ladder of its development.
These steps have a certain time period, that is the milestones are expected to be achieved at a significant time duration. For example, a child is expected to utter at least one word like ‘dada’ or ‘mama’ by 1 year. This is normally the time period at which most kids accomplish the task.
Unfortunately, there are some children who aren’t able to achieve the milestones in that duration and have a significant delay. Such children are said to have Developmental Delays.
It is normal for the milestones to be delayed by a few weeks or even months, but if the delay is significantly more than normal then the child might have developmental delay. Although this sounds like a separate problem, it is almost always has served as a backlink for disorders such as Down syndrome, Autism, and similar developmental disorders.
But you don’t have to be scared about it because there is a way to treat it which is; Occupation Therapy.
Treatment by Therapy
Children are truly a gift which is why they are unique from one another. Every child has a different trait and a different spark, therefore, it wouldn’t be fair to merge all of them in the same session or activity.
This is what Occupational Therapists believe in and therefore, plan therapy sessions according to the child. Therapy is a fun, learning way to treat a child diagnosed with developmental delays and similar disorders.
In a Therapy session, the OT plans a schedule that contains various exercises and activities for the child. These activities are not only planned to be done at the OT workplace but also at home. The activities are so planned so as to actively involve the parents in teaching their children.
During therapy, the child is taught all the skills slowly and in a way that feels easier to them. This is done by first assessing the child and then planning different activities which the child will enjoy doing and at the same time learn from it.
Therapies are slow but highly effective, it does take time but it gives excellent results. There have been many children who have been treated by therapy and have grown up to be successful in their life.