How to Detect Developmental Delay and What to do Next

Mary Mountstephen presents a practical approach to dealing with developmental delay, equipping readers with the knowledge, understanding and tools to tackle problems successfully. By clearly explaining how children develop, drawing on the expertise of a number of specialists in the field and detailing straightforward interventions with proven success rates, the author enables parents and teachers to identify a wide range of problems and empowers them with the information they need to take action.

Concise and accessible, this book provides a wealth of useful advice on how to address developmental delay, and will prove invaluable to parents, teachers and other professionals working with children.


Part 1: Child Development and Signs of Delay.

1. Factors Affecting Early Development.

2. What to Expect in the Early Years.

3. Detecting Special Educational Needs.

 Part 2: Interventions for Home and School.

4. Movement and Learning.

5. Vision, Visual Processing and Learning.

6. Hearing, Auditory Processing and Learning.

7. How a Psychologist Can Help.

Appendix I: Checklist of Initial Observations.

Appendix II: Rhymes.

Appendix III: Central Auditory Processing Disorders Leaflet.

 Appendix IV: Useful Resources. References. Index.

This is a mainstream book on developmental delay giving you a great insight into the problem. It is suitable for both parents and teachers. If you are interested in movement activities to help to address these problems you may want to look at the Brain Gym programme.



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