What is a Developmental Specialist?

A developmental specialist is someone who works with children, their parents and other professionals in assessing a child’s developmental strengths, needs, and goals…and can offer caregivers advice and strategies on how to best work with the child to achieve goals and maximize development.

Human development is highly variable. Children reach different points of development at different rates and some children could use additional supports to reach particular stages and goals.

A developmental specialist is someone who works with children, their parents and other professionals in assessing a child’s developmental strengths, needs, and goals. Specialists are highly knowledgeable in typical and atypical development, can recognize the symptoms of a developmental issue, and can offer caregivers advice and strategies on how to best work with the child to overcome the problem and maximize development.

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