Global Developmental Delay (GDD) is one of the most commonly diagnosed conditions among infants. It affects 1%-3% of children below five years old. GDD may be diagnosed between 3,000 and 9,000 Australian children born in any one year. Most of these children with GDD may also have an accompanying intellectual disability.
GDD refers to a condition when a child takes more time to reach typical milestones than other children of the same age. The child shows problems in at least two areas of development.
A child may show delays in cognitive, speech, language, social, and emotional skills. Physical difficulties include performing activities of daily living and gross and fine motor skills. A child’s muscle tone must be able to function well as it affects articulation and speech. Muscle tone also impacts daily activities involving gross and fine motor skills.
- What is the ear and muscle tone connection?
- What is muscle tone?
- What is the relevance of muscle tone in gross and fine motor skills?
- How common are problems in muscle tone and motor skills in children?
- What is the Tomatis® Ear-Brain-Body Stimulation Program for GDD?
- How the Tomatis® Method helps children with GDD