Telltale signs for delays

Struggling students ... helping your kids stay in front.
Struggling students ... helping your kids stay in front. 

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.