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Pediatric Developmental Delay

If your child has been diagnosed with a developmental delay, it means that his or her intellectual abilities are developing at a rate significantly below average in one or more of these areas: cognitive development, physical development, communications development, social or emotional development, or adaptive development. 
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As a result, your child might be experiencing difficulty in learning and social adjustment.

Our Approach

Physicians and behavioral health specialists at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital will perform diagnostic tests on your child to evaluate his or her capabilities in several areas, including fine and gross motor skills, intellectual abilities, speech and language, memory and attention, social skills, and emotional control. Once levels of ability have been documented, we will work with you to determine appropriate treatment options.

Treatments, Tests, and Procedures

Pediatric Counseling

Healthy development for children and adolescents includes physical as well as emotional well being. Our behavioral health programs include counseling services, evaluations and testing, development assessments, and behavior management skills.
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Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists help people of all ages return to the activities of daily life after injury, developmental disorders, illness ,or surgery. These everyday activities may include dressing, bathing, home management skills, and leisure activities.
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Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists work with children and their families to promote participation in functional activities or occupations that are meaningful to them, including self-care, motor skills, and play skills. Occupational therapy also can help when issues of self-regulation/adaptive behavior.
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Speech and Language Pathology

Sometimes called speech therapists, speech-language pathologists work with children and adults to improve their ability to communicate with others. They also treat people with swallowing problems.
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Pediatric Speech and Language Therapy

If your child has issues with speech, language, cognition or voice, our therapists are here to help. Speech-language pathologists are therapist specially trained to work with your child to improve the ability to communicate with others.
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There may be other treatments, test, and procedures for this diagnosis, including:

  • Assistive Devices
  • Nutrition Services
  • Physical Therapy

Call your preferred location to schedule an appointment or submit an online request.