Developmental milestones are markers that professionals use as a tool to measure a child’s growth and development. We asked paediatric physiotherapist Lauren Mayer, why she thinks milestones are important:
- Knowing what a child should be able to do at a certain age validates and reassures parents that their child’s development is on track.
- It can help parents to get early intervention and if needed, therapy. We all know the importance of early intervention, and the impact this can have on a child’s future development. Understanding and recognising developmental delay means that a child gets help sooner rather than later, so that he can reach his full potential.
- Measuring milestones may help with diagnosis and the correct therapy required.
Take a look at our Motor milestone chart to see what is expected for your child’s developmental journey:
Contributed by Lauren Mayer of Clamber Club Toddlers – Atlantic Seaboard
Tel: 082 789 0374