Recognizing Developmental Milestones

No one knows a child better than his parent. How your child behaves and the manner in which he communicates offer important information regarding your child’s development.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends develomental screenings at 9, 18, 24 and/or 30 months. They recommend autism screenings at 18 and 24 months. If you have a concern it is your right to ask for a screening or further evaluation.

Child Find is a free evaluation offered at the state level for early childhood students. This evaluation does not require a doctor or specialist referral. Contact your child’s teacher if you feel further evaluation may be needed. Early intervention leads to better developmental results.

To assist you in assessing your child’s development, please refer to the CDC’s guidelines on milestones at 2 years, 3 years, 4 years, and 5 years.