Developmental Delay in Miami, FL
WeMind Institute specializes in pediatric neurological care, as well as treatment for headaches and migraines, testing for ADHD, and children with autism. We offer diagnostic services for pediatric developmental delay for children who live in Miami, Doral, the greater Miami area, and the surrounding areas of Florida.
What is Developmental Delay?
Teachers, physicians, pediatricians, developmental clinicians, and other professionals involved in your child’s care use baseline standards to measure your child’s developmental progress. While some children excel or meet the standards, other children may demonstrate areas of developmental delays. The most significant is a global developmental delay in which a child falls below the standards in several areas. Another type of developmental delay that is observed is a cognitive delay in toddlers that may indicate a learning disability.
How Much Does Treatment for Developmental Delay Cost?
WeMind Institute accepts most medical insurances for developmental delay treatment. Our patient coordinator reviews your coverage and explains any out-of-pocket costs that you may incur, such as co-payments, deductibles, and co-insurance.
What Are Some Developmental Delays in Children?
- Cognitive delays
- Language and speech delays
- Emotional delays
- Social delays
- Daily living
- Motor skills
What Are the Signs of Developmental Delay in Children?
- Problems with walking or picking up objects (motor skills)
- Difficulty eating, dressing, brushing teeth, and bathing (daily living)
- Challenges in social environments
- Expressing emotions in certain situations, such as a baby who does not smile or laugh
- Challenges in understanding words that are being spoken
- Difficulty learning the alphabet, how to count numbers, or name colors
It is important to note that skills develop over time, and the determination of a developmental delay in a child is based on standardized levels of performance.
What Are the Reasons for Developmental Delays in Children?
The reasons for developmental delays in children can range from medical conditions to environmental factors and problems that begin before and during birth. Parents should exercise caution when attempting to determine the reason for and nature of a child’s developmental delay.
How is Developmental Delay in Children Treated?
There is a key difference between a developmental delay and a developmental disability. The first implies that the child can improve, while the other indicates that a child may face lifelong challenges. The first step in treatment is to have your child diagnosed. Dr. Vasconcellos will then outline measures to improve your child’s development journey.
Why Choose WeMind Institute for Pediatric Neurology Treatment?
WeMind Institute works with children from birth to approximately 22 years old. Dr. Vasconcellos is a board-certified neurologist who specializes in pediatric neurology and headache medicine for families in Miami, Doral, the greater Miami area, and the surrounding communities in Florida. We also specialize in pediatric headaches and migraines, testing for ADHD, and working with children who have autism. WeMind Institute is known for offering the QbTest to diagnose ADHD, and we link parents with supplemental community programs for children with neurological disorders, including scholarships and school programs.
Dr. Elza Vasconcellos is a board-certified neurologist who specializes in pediatric neurology and headache medicine for families in Miami, Doral, the greater Miami area, and the surrounding communities in Florida. Contact us today to learn more about our services for pediatric developmental delay and schedule an appointment.