The following list gives signs which might indicate developmental delay. Please contact Linda if you have any questions or need further information. It is important to contact your GP or Health Visitor if you have any concerns about your child’s development.

  • Hypersensitivity and over-reactivity to certain stimuli such as sound, light and touch. Motion sickness. High distractibility. General anxiety and or fearfulness. Dislike of sudden and unexpected events and of change.
  • Postural problems, walking on toes, floppy or tight muscle tone, difficulty controlling eye movements. Poor balance and co-ordination. Spatial problems. Poor sequencing skills. Poor sense of time. Poor organizational skills.
  • Poor manual dexterity. Poor pencil grip. Making mouth movements when trying to write or draw.
  • Difficulties crossing the midline of the body. Using the left and right hands interchangeably for the same task. Poor handwriting. Poor expression of ideas on paper. Difficulties in riding a bike.
  • Hypersensitivity around the lips and mouth. Swallowing and chewing food difficulties. Speech and articulation difficulties.
  • Fidgeting, bedwetting, poor concentration , poor short term memory. Dislike of certain clothing fabrics, seams, tags, waistbands and cuffs.
  • Poor posture. A tendency to ‘slump’ when sitting at a desk or table. Sitting in a ‘w’ position when on the floor. Difficulty in sitting still. Messy eater. Clumsiness. Slowness at copying tasks. Difficulty learning to swim

Contact Linda: mail@lindahardman.co.uk
Telephone: 01323 645416