at risk

What is developmental delay?

What children are "at risk" for developmental delays:  

  • Prematurity or low-birth weight
  • Multiple (twins/triplets)
  • Labor complications or cesarean-section delivery
  • Ear infections 
  • Adoptive and foster families 
  • Family history
  • Bilingual
  • Single parents
  • Teen-parents  
  • Diverse background
  • Low socioeconomic status 
  • Limited prenatal and/or early health care