Intervention Treatments and Strategies for Young Children With Cognitive Developmental Delays

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Young Children with Cognitive Developmental Delays Nothing hits an educator harder than seeing a helpless young child being hindered by developmental delays. These children want to learn so much, but are often held back by their abilities because of developmental delays. In the case of cognitive delays, thinking skills and memory can be impacted, causing children to miss out of major cognitive milestones. As such, educators need to understand the uniqueness of each child's cognitive delays to be best able to help support more healthy development. Children with cognitive developmental delays see an impact on their normal growth. This impact is most often not physical, and can be much harder to spot, especially with very young children. Still, these cognitive delays in development can harm cognitive skills and thinking abilities. Delays in cognitive abilities often come from genetic defects or disorders, major medical problems fright after birth, or environmental exposures to harmful pollutants (WedMD 4). Whatever the cause of the delay, it can be seen in a number of signs that show how the young child is struggling to keep up with the normal cognitive development of other children their age. In children 1-2 years of age, delays can be seen in a lack of gestures, pointing to objects and the inability to understand the function of objects (WebMD 4). The inability to imitate words is another sign, which shows that cognitive delays are often correlated with speech and language

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