Development Delay

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A child or newborn with a developmental delay is one who, in comparison to other kids of his or her age, has not yet developed the skills that are expected of them. There might be delays in the area of social skills, play, language and communication, cognitive development and motor function.


Developmental delays can be attributed to a variety of factors, such as:

  • Hereditary or acquired conditions like Down Syndrome.
  • Extreme psychological trauma, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
  • Metabolic diseases such as PKU (Phenylketonuria)
  • Brain injury, such as that caused by shaken child syndrome.
  • Exposure to some harmful compounds, such as lead poisoning or alcohol exposure during pregnancy.
  • Lack of access to food or the environment.
  • A few extremely severe infections.


Few of the most common signs of developmental delay.

  • Compared to kids of the same age, they learn and grow slowly.
  • Inability to link actions to effects.
  • The inability to crawl, sit up, roll over, or walk.
  • Difficulty in solving problems.
  • Social-communication difficulties.

Can the developmental delay in a child be prevented?

Developmental delays aren’t always preventable since medical researchers don’t always understand why they occur. Pregnant women should stay away from toxins and attend all of their prenatal visits. Early intervention is the most effective strategy for avoiding developmental delays.

Why choose Omni Hospitals?

At Giggle, an excellent team of developmental paediatricians as well as a broad selection of specialised therapists for  pelvic floor rehabilitation have a great deal of experience & understanding working with kids who have developmental difficulties. We strive to make your child’s stay at the hospital comfortable by combining cutting-edge technology with services like pharmacy and laboratory that meet top-notch standards.

Contact the world-class doctors having expertise in treating paediatric problems at Omni and improve the quality of life your child must have.


Q1. How much time may the condition of developmental delay persist?

Ans. People with developmental delays can improve their condition and make progress, but it is a lifetime condition.

Q2. Are developmental delays hereditary or genetic?

Ans. The causes of developmental delay can range from genetic mutations to environmental exposures, and studies indicate that up to 40% of cases may be hereditary in nature.

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