Wellness - Disabilities | 0-9 yrs

How To Identify Special Children

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Are you the parent of a child who has special needs? Do you care for a child who has developmental delay or has a diagnosed disability? Having children with special needs creates additional challenges for parents.

Identifying whether a child has special needs should be done as early as possible so that proper interventions can be initiated early on. But identifying a child with special needs is not an easy task.

According to brighthubeducation.com, several assessment instruments are available for identifying special children. Even many schools nowadays use screening tests to find out if a child might have special needs. These screening tools help in detecting academic or learning problems, behavioural problems, signs of speech and language disorders, or sensory or physical issues in young children. They are also used to assess and test students who are already in the special education program.

Some of the screening and assessment instruments are Battelle Developmental Inventory, Child behaviour checklist and Peabody Developmental Motor Scale.

A major contributor to speedy recovery is early detection. So, the next time you worry about your child with special needs, remember that, over time, and with help, your child can start leading a healthy and normal life.

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