Children with WAGR syndrome usually have significant vision impairment, as well as some degree of intellectual impairment. As a result, they may not crawl, walk, or talk at the same age as their peers.
Very young children with WAGR syndrome benefit from Early Intervention services, which can help them achieve developmental milestones more quickly than they could without such help.
In the US, early intervention services typically include developmental evaluation, physical and speech therapies, and may also include assistive technology, family training, and respite services. These services are free, and mandated by law. Children with disabling conditions such as WAGR syndrome are often referred by their pediatrician for these services shortly after birth. Parents can also contact local Early Intervention services directly: http://www.parentcenterhub.org/
Outside the US Many countries have Early Intervention services for infants and young children with disabilities. Check with your child’s physician or contact these organizations:
If there are no Early Intervention Services in your country If the place where you live does not provide services for young children with disabilities, do not despair. You can learn many interventions yourself, and accomplish a great deal with your child. The Hesperian Foundation offers a book designed for families that do not have access to early intervention services, “Helping Children Who Are Blind”