Inattention -- A child cant focus and is easily distracted.
Hyperactivity/Impulsivity -- Excessive energy to the point where a child cant sit still or is fidgety.
If the comparison shows a delay, then the child may need to receive some level of service depending on his or her needs (i.e. Work Together All of the people involved with the childs care should work together as a team to help the child succeed.
The team members need to communicate their concerns as well as share strategies that they use with the child.
For example, if your child is 2-years-old, but her motor skills, such as walking or stacking blocks, and are that of a 6-month-old and she has no language, this could be reason for concern.
A child may show issues with trust-building and attachment, difficulty forming and maintaining friendships, inappropriate play skills for his age.
After the developmental evaluation is conducted, the family will be given information about their childs skills in the different areas of development.
Those skills are compared to what an average child of that age should be doing.
The team should work toward goals that will help the child progress, they should build on the childs strengths, and they should keep track of what works or doesnt work. If there is a delay, its important to identify it as soon as possible so that families can begin to implement strategies that will help benefit their kids and help build on their strengths.
Because you spend so much time with your child, you know him better than anyone, so sometimes its a gut feeling that something is not right.
First Step When there is a concern of a potential special need, the adult should make observations and make note of it.
For example, he or she may not be speaking when most children of that age are.
Some of the most common special needs that young children are diagnosed with are: Kids may have trouble producing speech sounds, using spoken language to communicate, or understanding what other people say.