-Master Yoda, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Children with behavioural and developmental disorders are being recognized more often and earlier these days. Diagnosis is improved with better screening tools and standardized of assessment tools.
Children with any developmental delay need to have work-ups that may involve consultation, physical examination and investigations (blood tests, genetics, scans, hearing and visual assessments), leading to a formulation and recommendations for intervention. Tracking then becomes important to ensure the best progress and most appropriate educational placement in order to allow for the greatest learning opportunities. Long term follow-up with the child creates a greater chance of better outcomes.