Developmental disorders are delays in meeting age appropriate early developmental milestones in areas such as using language, communication, socialization and motor skills. These conditions begin during the developmental period and can last throughout life. The severity can range from annoyance to a mild hindrance to requiring specialized care.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
Because social-emotional and developmental delays in children can be subtle and can occur in children who appear to be developing typically, most children who would benefit from early intervention are not identified until after they start school.
A developmental screening can identify the up to 70% of children who are not properly diagnosed. Those not identified often miss the opportunity for effective early intervention.
Creative Health Solutions will provide a free developmental screening to identify children who should receive a more intensive assessment for potential delays.
A screening does not necessarily result in a diagnosis, but it guides professionals in determining the next steps and whether an in-depth assessment is required.
A series of questions or checklists are used during the screening process to track an individual’s development relative to benchmark milestones of people the same age.
Get Started Today
If you think your child might benefit from developmental screening, we are here to help you get started. Those who are new to Creative Health can call us at (703) 910-5006 to learn more and set up an initial consultation. This will allow us to get to know you and your specific needs better. All current Creative clients can speak to any therapist about our developmental screening options.
With a variety of tools and an abundance of caring attention, Creative Health Solutions is here to help children and adults build skills and empower them to reach their greatest potential. We hope you’ll join us today!