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Global Developmental Delay

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Rachael James

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Global Developmental Delay
What is Global Developmental Delay?
Academic and classroom opportunities
Social opportunities
Interactions with others
By Charlotte Macdonald, Kelsea Jefferies,
Felicity Bennett and Rachael James
Case study: Hailey
Thank you for
Any questions?
Hailey is now 18 she had Global Developmental Delay when she was in Pre-primary
Hailey had delays in all areas but the most significant was speech
Once Hailey was diagnosed her school community and other services helped her to develop her speech and other skills
*name is changed
Interactions with teachers, peers and the community
- speech and communication
- trouble remembering tasks
- problem solving
- trouble understanding
- high levels of frustration
- low social skills
- trouble understanding
rules of the game
- communication issues
- trouble turn taking
- physical limitations
- physical limitations
- speech and communication
(More 4 Kids, n.d.)
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Department of Education (2013). Global Developmental Delay (GDD). Retrieved from http://file:///C:/Users/Rachael/Downloads/2012%20GLOBAL%20DEVELOPMENT%20DELAY%2021.11.12%20(2).pdf

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(Georgia Deaprtment of Human Services , n.d.)
Global Developmental Delay (otherwise referred to as GDD) is when a child's development is significantly delayed in two or more developmental areas. These areas include; gross & fine motor (physical) development, speech and language development, cognitive development and social and emotional development.
There is no one specific cause for GDD but instead are many factors that can affect how a child develops.
inherited disorders
environment, diet and social
screening at child heath centre or hospital
assessment at child assessment centres
occupational therapist, speech pathologist, physiotherapist
special childcare centres
early education & training centres
What is it?
Children with GDD may not be able to
communicate socially because:
Lack of skills for
speech and hearing
Cannot cognitively understand
social situations
Cannot express their
emotions effectively
How can we help?
Speech therapy
Specific teaching
Adapt classroom
Social Stories
• 6 months: Cannot keep the head steady and cannot reach out with hands to grasp objects
• 1 year: Cannot stand holding onto furniture and cannot pick up small objects with the thumb and index finger
• 1.5 years: Cannot walk alone
• 2 years: Cannot say single words and cannot follow simple instructions
• 2.5 years: Cannot scribble with a pen on paper and cannot combine single words
• 3 years: Cannot speak in simple sentences

Physical Development
Inclusion strategies
Cognitive Development
Children with a cognitive delay may:
Speech and Language
Children with a speech and language delay may:

Inclusion strategies
Have difficulty understanding new concepts
Be distracted by noise or other stimulus
Have difficulty understanding direction
Have difficulties in play situations e.g. turn taking and sharing
Inclusion strategies
Give time to complete tasks
Break down tasks into smaller steps
Use the child's interests when planning
Acknowledge achievement
Have difficultly speaking
Have difficulty engaging in communication with teachers and peers
Have difficultly expressing choices

Use pictures to reinforce what has been said
Clear and concise instructions
Label elements within the room
Use picture cards to sequence the daily routine
Other forms or communication can be used e.g. Makaton and Auslan
Children with a physical delay may:
Tire easily
Fall down or bump into objects
Have delays in fine and gross motor skills
Visual or hearing difficulties
Creating simple obstacle courses
Finger plays
Adapting the equipment e.g. large pencils, crayons, non slip mat under paper
Sitting the child at the front of the group
Setting up clear walkways
Creating a space where the child can take a break or rest when tired
Using a microphone
(Sydney Childrens Hospital, 2009), (Do2learn, 2013), (Department of Education , 2013),(Murata & Tan, 2009)

(St Chads Medical Practice, 2014)
(Speechbuddies, n.d.)

(Teacher Network, 2014)
(AL-Salam Medical Clinic, n.d.)
Inclusion is key!
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