The 5 Areas of Child Development


There are 5 areas of childhood development examined in each evaluation of an infant or toddler suspected of having a developmental delay or disability. The 5 areas are (1) Cognitive Development; (2) Physical Development; (3) Communication Development; (4) Social or Emotional Development; and (5) Adaptive Development.  This issue of NASET’s Parent Teacher Conference Handout will provide a quick synopsis of each of the 5 developmental areas.








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