Developmental therapies are approaches (stimulations, exercises, experiences, etc.) and training that help your child develop important skills such as feeding, sitting, crawling, walking, or talking. Most people know these as developmental milestones and many know that developmental therapies are needed for children with delays and special needs. However, very few know that without specialized therapies, some of these skills may never develop in children with complex medical diagnosis.
Appropriate and specialized developmental therapies can make the differences in whether a child would be able to enjoy eating by mouth safely or whether a child would have enough trunk control to sit up so they can be upright enough to look around. These are quality of life issues at the center of every child with complex medical issues.