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Health Visitor - 3 year Development check...Why???

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gingerbear Tue 05-Jul-05 16:14:28

Why does a HV need to come to my house to see if DD can talk, build a tower with blocks and recognise colours??

Please can someone explain? I think it is a waste of time and resources.

I haven't seen my HV for at least 18 months, and lovely as she is, I really can't see the point.

QueenOfQuotes Tue 05-Jul-05 16:16:11

Because sadly not all parents are 'aware' as to whether their child is 'behind' - having them 'assess' each child as 'standard' allows those who 'do' have problems (be is social, emotional, development etc etc) to be 'flagged' and where nessecary followed up - ie speach therapy.

strugstu Tue 05-Jul-05 16:32:08

GB u are perfectly entitled to tell your health visitor that u dont want a developmental check - its not compulsory-
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