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Is global developmental delay progress holding us back?

Why Global Developmental Delay Progress Is HoldingUs Back

Hospital appointments are like buses: you wait ages for one and then two come along at once. In the last two days Little Bear has had two annual reviews: one with the paediatrician and the other with his speech and language therapist. The paediatrician review was a chance to discuss what’s happened in the last

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Living in Limbo – Global Developmental Delay

Living In Limbo Life With Global Developmental Delay

Today is Global Developmental Delay Awareness Day.  A day when parents get together on social media to promote the condition, share their stories and wear yellow. Both our Bears were around 22 months old when doctors filed them under the heading ‘global developmental delay (GDD) and hypermobility’.   “What’s global developmental delay?”   This was the

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Do you need an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)?

Education Health And Care Plan

This was a question we asked ourselves a lot in the year before Big Bear went to school. Do we need an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)? EHCPs are for children and young people aged up to 25 who need more support than is available through special educational needs support. Written by your local