Does My Toddler Or Preschooler Need Help?
It is often around the age of two that parents and carers begin to become aware that the child is not flourishing or developing normally. Of course your child may have some or all of these problems and not have a serious condition.
Signs of difficulties include:
- Delayed language development
- Delayed milestones difficulties learning to walk, run or jump.
- Difficulty toilet training
- Prefering to play by self
- Lack of eye contact
- Walking on toes
- Head banging
- High tolerance for pain
- Recurrent ear infections
- Inability to follow more than one instruction at a time
- Sleep problems including difficulty going to sleep, staying asleep, and waking up refreshed
- Finds tags, and seams in clothing annoying
- Very fussy eater, lives off bread, pasta, yoghurt. and/or chips. Very fussy about texture of food.
- Digestive issues, food allergies, diarohea, constipation, yeast infections
- Very irritable, difficult to console, frequent tantrums
- Poor motor skills, poor coordination
- Avoids drawing and colouring activities
- Hand flapping, repetitive behaviours, stimming
- Sensitivity to loud noises
- Using toys as objects eg linning up all the yellow cars, sorting blocks by colours rather than playing with them.
- Frequent tantrums
- Overwhelmed by loud noises
- Hate having their hair cut
- Not able to or willing to get self dressed.
- Developmental regression, loss of skills, loss of language.
All these difficulties respond to therapy, the earlier that you start treatment the better the results.