Global Developmental Delay – is a condition where a child presents with a significant developmental delay. Global Developmental Delay can be described as a condition were a child presents with a significant delay in speech, cognition or physical ability in comparison to developmental norms. One, multiple or all areas can present with a delay (e.g. speech, cognition or physical development). These delays can be seen from the age of 3 months or later. There may be an underlying medical condition which would need to be investigated by a Paediatrician. Developmental norms need to be reached so that a child develops all necessary skills to engage in school and play activities as they get older.