Children struggling to catch up

Starting school can reveal delays in your child.
Starting school can reveal delays in your child. 

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.