"I'm concerned my child isn't developing normally."
Don't worry, but take action
Medical issues can affect the development of a child's motor skills, language, social skills, and cognitive or thinking ability. Certain physical signs or symptoms may indicate that there are medical problems underlying a child's delays. Start by contacting your child's pediatrician or healthcare provider to share your concerns and schedule a consultation.
Medical concerns include, but are not limited to:
- Vision or hearing difficulties
- Feeding issues (feeding tube use, peculiar feeding patterns, food selectivity or refusal, vomiting, swallowing difficulty, obesity)
- Congenital heart disease
- Fetal alcohol or drug exposure
- Unexplained weight loss
- Head appears too large or too small
- Child was a premature baby
- Muscle weakness
- Child displays toe-walking behavior
- Poor growth or doesn't appear to be thriving