Signs that could possibly indicate developmental delays in 8-12 year olds:
- Still struggling with bladder control.
- Has poor peer interaction at school and never wants to participate in any group activities.
- Makes minimal eye contact and has difficulty applying social rules across different situations.
- Has difficulty in keeping up with academic demands.
- Has minimal capacity to show sympathy and empathy towards others.
- Has poor emotional regulation – such as having angry and/or emotional outbursts with minimal triggers.
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.