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Understanding Social Developmental Delay

In the last of our series on developmental delay and early intervention, we focus on social developmental delay. Find out how to help a child who has difficulty in interacting with others.

By Team ParentCircle with inputs from Dr Anuradha Srinivasan, Dr Sangeetha Madhu and Ms Shreya Sahoo

After having lived abroad for 5 years, Biju and Sakshi excitedly returned to India with their 1.5-year-old son Dhurva. They planned to live with their extended family that included Biju’s parents, his two elder brothers and their families. But, their happiness soon faded when they saw how Dhurva struggled to adapt to his new life. He wasn’t interested in speaking to anyone, and his interactions with his cousins always ended up in physical fights.

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