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To disregard the 12 month check list

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AwayAtSea Mon 16-Jan-17 20:26:54

According to the checklist my wonderful, funny, perfect 11 month old is classed as having global development delay. My HV has made me feel like she's not doing anything she should and now I'm terrified for her future.

She's 11 months old. Surely she's going to get there in her own time?

TallulahBetty Mon 16-Jan-17 20:27:26

What isn't she doing?

KindergartenKop Mon 16-Jan-17 20:31:28

Tbh, while lots of kids do catch up in their own time, any issues that can be picked up before school will improve your child's chance of doing well there. I know a lot of kids who've had speech and language therapy aged 3 ish and it has really helped them catch up.

PumpkinPie2016 Mon 16-Jan-17 20:37:32

I'm sorry the results have upset yousad

What sorts of things is she not doing?

Sometimes children catch up but if there is a problem then identifying it early can make a huge difference.

I was at school with a boy who could barely speak at age 4 and any words he did have were unclear. He and speech therapy and two years later you would never know he's had difficulties.

Can you see the HV again to talk things through further? Or can your GP help?

sonyaya Mon 16-Jan-17 20:39:52

We were worried when my nephew wasn't pointing at his 12 month check, and the HV was saying he should have been. A year on he is thriving and happy and it was nothing to worry about.

I'm no expert but I think they worry people unnecessarily a lot of the time at these checks.

NotShittingYou Mon 16-Jan-17 20:42:53

global development delay OP I don't think a HV would use that phrase flippantly. I think it would be unwise to dismiss their findings. What kind of action did she/he recommend?

glueandstick Mon 16-Jan-17 20:43:37

What's on the list?

Allthewaves Mon 16-Jan-17 20:52:55

what's hv recommending? A check up in 6 months or seeing a specialist?

Yura Mon 16-Jan-17 21:28:26

If there are any issues it's very important that they are addressed early, as this makes it most likely for the child to catch up.
What is your daughter doing/not doing?
My son had months of physio therapy around that age - it helped so much. Ignoring issues tends to make them worse, and therapy at that age is often fun for the child, not scary at all.

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