Signs that could possibly indicate developmental delays in children aged between 5-8 years:
- Stammering or other unusual speaking tones.
- Weak vocabulary and using incorrectly structured sentences.
- Poor listening skills, limited self-expression and lack of awareness of what someone else already knows in a conversation.
- Little or no interest in peer interaction and social play.
- Reliance on caregiver for feeding/dressing/washing and other self-care skills.
- Poor self control and over-impulsivity.
All children develop at differing levels depending on a number of factors. If you have any concerns about your child's development, talk to your family GP.
Facts verified by Clare Rowe, Educational & Developmental Psychologist at Sydney South Child Psychology.