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Developmental Delay: Learning, Understanding & Thinking

In our series on early intervention, this month, we look at Cognitive Developmental Delay, or in simple terms, delay in thinking or understanding.

By Sindhu Sivalingam with inputs from Mohammed Zaheer

Nine-year-old Akshay often found it difficult to keep up with his peers when it came to understanding lessons at school. It was only much later that his parents recognised the need to get him assessed. To their utter shock, Akshay was diagnosed with cognitive delay. Why didn’t Akshay’s parents get an inkling of the problem early? How did they miss out on ‘obvious’ signs? What if they had intervened early? For all this and more, keep reading.

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