Most of the time, a delay in development is nothing to worry about. Every child develops differently, and there is a wide range of what is considered to be ‘normal’. However, in the rare situation that there is a problem, finding it early can ensure your child gets the help they need to reach their full potential.1–3
If your child is not walking well by 18 months, or cannot get up from the floor to stand, it may be a sign of a muscle problem.2,4,5
Other signs you may notice include:2,3,5,6
Use this checklist to help identify developmental concerns early, so you can get the help and support you need.
Some of the common signs of DMD are not always easy to identify. Watch the video below to see what these symptoms may look like in day-to-day life, and why recognising them as early as possible is so important.
If you suspect that your child or young person has a developmental delay or signs of DMD, it is important to speak to your family doctor as soon as possible.2 Download the Doctor’s appointment discussion guide to help prepare for your visit with the doctor
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