Development And Developmental Assessment
Gross motor development
Fine motor development
Speech and language development
An assessment of developmental progress is important at every clinical encounter with children. It is important to understand the normal progression of development in the early years and to develop skills in examination to assess development in babies and children of different ages.
It is hard to remember so learn the essential ones given in the table.
Developmental warning signs
There is a wide variation in the age at which milestones are met. Key warning signs of significant developmental problems are listed in the following table.