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Can my pediatrician diagnose sensory-related developmental disabilities?

Your child's pediatrician will check to make sure your child is hitting certain developmental milestones, such as babbling, waving, and speaking. In addition, a pediatrician may observe your child to see if any typical signs of developmental disorders are present. If your pediatrician suspects a sensory-related developmental disability, they may refer your child to a specialist.

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