Dear Developmental Doc:
When our daughter was 10 months old, she contracted a rare form of cancer. Her doctors advised us that her only chance at survival was intensive chemotherapy. We were also advised as to the risks, including the possibility of developmental delays, but felt we had no choice in order to save our daughter’s life. Today, she is a healthy 6 year old. The chemotherapy did impact her development, particularly in the areas of how to make and keep friends and in academic achievement. Do you have any suggestions as to how to help her?
Ellen W., Calabasas.