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Concerns with Development

What normal development for my child?

A great resource to read to see what is the expected development of your child is the Birth to Five book or have a look at the Solihull Approach guidance. If you are concerned about your child’s development speak to your GP or health visitor if available.

Have fun and build your little one’s brain

Every child develops at a different rate and reaches different development milestones at different times. It is to be expected and perfectly normal.

Some children may have a developmental delay and may take longer to reach certain milestones. Some conditions may mean your baby might not be able to cuddled.

However you can still build your babies brain!

Enjoying stories, rhymes and games is a great ay to encourage their development. If they won’t cuddle, can you talk? Or play, relax and respond? Even if the games for their age are to difficult right now can they play other games more suited to the development?

We encourage you to click through the links on this website and find the activity ideas that suit your child best.

Support from Health Professionals

Health Visitors

By now you have probably met your health visitor already. They pay a crucial role in supporting you with your baby’s development and are trained to spot signs of developmental delay.

What assessments to expect from your health visitor?

  • 10-14 days
  • 6-8 weeks
  • 12 months
  • 2 1/2 years

It is really important you see your health visitor at these times. If you have any concerns about your child’s development then speak to your health visitor.

Alternatively you can speak to your GP.

Support for Children with Additional Needs

There are various sources of support and advice for parents, children and young people right from the early years settings through to adolescence. To get more information on the services you are able to access click here.

If you are concerned that your child may have an Autism Spectrum Condition please see our Autism Section.