Too young for OT?

Too young for OT?

My baby is not reaching a milestone (sitting, walking, talking etc.) The nurse has advised me to go for therapy. Is this really necessary or can I wait and see if she improves on her own?

Development and learning in the first 3 years of life occurs at an exceptional rate that will never again be matched.Not only is this an important time to lay the foundations for all other development, but studies have also found “window” periods in this developmental stage where certain skills need to be acquired or are “lost”.  In other words, small problems, which are easy to address at this stage, can become big problems, which are difficult to fix in the later years. A proactive approach of early intervention can prevent or minimize physical, academic or social problems that could negatively affect your child well into adulthood.

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