I just read a new statistic that really frightens me.
Less than 1 in 5 kids get the proper diagnosis & treatment for developmental delays.
Alright~let that sink in.
Reread if necessary.
Less than 1 in 5 kids~gets the proper diagnosis & treatment for developmental delays.
Let me put it in perspective~the pictures of Luke below (all four of them), represent the children that are not being diagnosed and served in our country.
So for every "Luke" at the top, there are 4 "Lukes" that aren't diagnosed or treated.
How can this be?
I knew that there were children going undiagnosed or not receiving the proper diagnosis and even those that weren't receiving the proper treatment and therapy,
but knowing that it is this many children...really sickens me.
It also makes me think.
Is it because there isn't enough help available?
Are there not enough professionals that know what they need to be looking for?
Or is it that the signs are there and people are turning their backs?
Are some people living in denial and ultimately harming their children?
Whatever the reasons~it is a CRYING SHAME!!!