Whether children are affected by physical disability or intellectual disability, the net result is oftentimes social isolation and difficulty maintaining friendships. Several signs can help tip off therapists and other healthcare professionals about a child’s veiled disability, though, and should be easily identifiable to clinicians who work with pediatric populations.

This Q&A spotlights how to identify physical and cognitive delays so that they can be addressed and possibly corrected via therapy during the crucial first 5 years of life.

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