Social developmental delays in children
Delays in child development can be physical, emotional, cognitive or social. They occur when a child fails to develop at the same basic rate as other children of the same age. Developmental delays of any kind have a negative effect on the acquisition of social skills. Often, this happens because the parents and children do not understand and, therefore, cannot adapt to atypical development. The earlier developmental delays are detected in your child, the easier it will be to aid him in learning necessary and age-appropriate social skills.Child victims of abuse and neglect are also at risk for a delay in social skill development. Photo Credit Comstock/Comstock/Getty Images
Developmental delays are caused by a number of different situations and disabilities. Some children are born with abnormalities that can contribute to delays in development, such as Down syndrome and autism. Other factors that also put children at risk for delays that affect social skills are environmental or psychological. Some common examples include abuse, neglect and reactive-attachment disorder. Paying close attention to your child’s or student’s interaction with others helps determine the presence of developmental delays and helps ensure the child attains adequate social skills.Children with developmental delays find it hard to socialize, often leading to isolation from peers. Photo Credit Jupiterimages, Creatas Images/Creatas/Getty Images
Children that do not reach developmental milestones when they should tend to feel out of place around their peers. In situations in which a developmental delay is physical or cognitive in nature, as opposed to social, a child’s social-skills acquisition is still negatively affected. Due to the stress that comes with difficulty in developing, it is more likely that a child will not take the time and effort necessary to make friends or form other social relationships. As a child gets older, this inability to function in social situations will make school and life, in general, increasingly difficult.Children with pervasive developmental disorders sometimes find it difficult to control emotions. Photo Credit BananaStock/BananaStock/Getty Images
Pervasive developmental disorders - which include autism, Asperger’s syndrome, child disintegration disorder and Rett Syndrome - are characterized by different degrees of social, communication and behavioral problems. Autistic children, for example, have communication challengers that range from never speaking to relatively normal language development. Children diagnosed with pervasive developmental disorders find it difficult to be in social situations because of an inability to control emotions, relate to others and develop conversational skills.Socializing children with delays in development at an early age helps in learning social skills. Photo Credit Pixland/Pixland/Getty Images
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