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Child Development !!

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Child Development !!

Dr. Shambhavi Seth
Consultant - Paediatrics

We are in times where most of us as parents are working many hours a day, living in smaller families and have a strong desire of giving the best to our children. In this hustle bustle, we sometimes forget that the child’s growing years are to be enjoyed equally by both the parents. We are now aware that growth and development are two different and crucial aspects of our child's growing up. Growth measures the physical gains in heights, weight etc. and development is a measure of skills which a child achieves, appropriate for his or her age in different areas like physical, social, language, emotional and cognitive.

In recent times, there has been a surge of developmental problems like autism, learning disability and behavioural problems in children. It is important to screen our children for development from time to time, as it not only helps to document their development track but also aids in early detection of any significant lags and addresses them timely with appropriate measures. Medically it is proven that the growth of brain is maximum in first five years of life, so any concerns which are addressed early, do show better results.

Child Development Clinic at Max Gurgaon offers a gamut of services:

  • Regular development screenings for all healthy children (recommended at 9 months, 12 months, 18/24 months)
  • Detection and assessment of delays in physical development, delays in language development, autism spectrum disorder etc.
  • Assessment of behavioural problems like ADHD
  • Addressal of learning problems in school going children
  • Emotional problems of children
  • Counselling on parenting issues
  • Interventions: ABA Therapy, Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy

The child development clinic has a team of skilled professionals comprising of:

  • Developmental Psychologist
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Speech Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Special Educator