More young kids diagnosed with developmental delays in Singapore

Last year, KKH Women's and Children's Hospital and the National University Hospital diagnosed about 5,000 new cases of developmental delay in pre-schoolers, said the Ministry of Health. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
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SINGAPORE - More young children have been diagnosed with developmental delays, with new cases rising by about 25 per cent in the last five years and doubling since 2010.

The trend is set to grow, with experts observing disconcerting signs among children because of pandemic-induced habits.

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