Motor Delay

Motor Delay

  • Development of motor skills follows a predictable sequence
  • Physical abilities are a manifestation of early development
  • ‘Motor Delay’ refers to slow development of gross motor and fine motor abilities
  • Can be associated with delay in ability to sit, stand, walk, climb, grasp, write etc.
  • Could be secondary to several conditions e.g. isolated delay, global developmental delay, muscle problems, ataxia, cerebral palsy or musculoskeletal issues
  • Gross motor delays vary in severity and outcome
  • Signs of developmental delay may not be obvious
  • If you are concerned, seek help. Parents are likely to be correct majority of times
  • Motor delay could impact on other aspects of development, learning
  • Timely diagnosis leads to early intervention and better outcomes
  • Hassle-free and easy to book appointments
  • No waiting list to worry about. Book a date that is convenient to you
  • Comprehensive and evidence-based developmental assessments
  • Detailed diagnostic report that can help you in getting the right help, support and services
  • Early detection and intervention mean better outcomes for your child
  • I review reports from all settings e.g. nursery or school
  • Carry out Motor-specific developmental and family history
  • Observe/elicit child’s motor abilities and difficulties through play-based tests
  • Neurodevelopmental assessment for children under 8 years
  • Carry out full physical examination including neurology, to rule out medical problem
  • Growth assessment
  • Inspect for associated conditions e.g. LD
  • May request/review information from tests e.g. CK
  • Build a picture of your child’s strengths, weaknesses and needs
  • Provide you with a clear diagnostic report confirming the nature and severity of Motor Delay
  • Early intervention helps child reach their full potential
  • Offer you information about local and national sources of support and information
  • Give you GM & FM specific educational and environmental strategies
  • Advice regarding review by other professionals e.g. Neurologist, PT, OT where required
  • Advice regarding further tests where required e.g. CK, TFT
  • You could use medical report e.g. to gain extra support at school, claim allowances/benefits, access early intervention resources
  • You will feel empowered to enable your child from this holistic assessment and action plan
  • Present you with an option for follow-up, if required