These advice sheets were first published in 2012 and both parents and professionals have found the information, advice and support invaluable in helping them to meet the needs of children and young people in development of their physical, occupational and communication skills. They were last updated in 2024.

They include information on the following areas:

  • Developmental milestones
  • Common and acceptable variations in typical development
  • Problems you may see and what to do
  • Service information

Visit Early Years advice sheets page and School age advice sheets page for more information. There is some overlap between the two, so please do look at both sections.

The advice sheets are part of the Children and Young People Therapy Service Fact Files. We are in the process of reviewing other advice sheets and will add these to these areas as they are completed.  If you have any feedback about the fact files we would welcome your comments and suggestions.  Please email

Last reviewed: April 24, 2024 by Gemma

Next review due: October 24, 2024

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