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How are social and emotional developmental delays in children treated?

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Treatment may include special types of behavioral and skill-oriented therapy, and medication to treat some problematic behaviors. As with most types of delays, early treatment can make a big difference in the progress your child makes. Depending upon the diagnosis, treatment may also include play therapy or steps to aid attachment between parent and child.

SOURCES:

CDC: "Developmental Screening" and "Important Milestones."

Shevell, M. et al. , March 16, 2007; vol 60: pp 367–380. Neurology

Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare: "Identifying Patterns of Developmental Delays Can Help Diagnose Neurodevelopmental Disorders."

WebMD Feature: "Is Your Baby on Track?"

Nemours Foundation: "Delayed Speech or Language Development" and "Your Child’s Vision."

First Signs: "Red Flags."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS): "NINDS Pervasive Developmental Disorders Information Page."

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Sensory Integration Therapies for Children With Developmental and Behavioral Disorders."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on December 14, 2018

SOURCES:

CDC: "Developmental Screening" and "Important Milestones."

Shevell, M. et al. , March 16, 2007; vol 60: pp 367–380. Neurology

Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare: "Identifying Patterns of Developmental Delays Can Help Diagnose Neurodevelopmental Disorders."

WebMD Feature: "Is Your Baby on Track?"

Nemours Foundation: "Delayed Speech or Language Development" and "Your Child’s Vision."

First Signs: "Red Flags."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS): "NINDS Pervasive Developmental Disorders Information Page."

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Sensory Integration Therapies for Children With Developmental and Behavioral Disorders."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on December 14, 2018

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