As your child grows you will notice many DEVELOPMENTAL CHANGES that occur at different ages. An important way that your pediatrician monitors development is through asking questions about achievement of “MILESTONES”. Milestones are abilities obtained by children at different ages, some are as simple as rolling over and some may be more complex (for example: the ability to make 2-3 word sentences). Milestones can be categorized as GROSS MOTOR, FINE MOTOR, LANGUAGE SKILLS, and SOCIAL SKILLS.

If you or your pediatrician feels that there may be a delay in attaining milestones it is important to detect delays early so that services may be provided as needed.  Studies prove that through early intervention children are able to achieve their MAXIMUM DEVELOPMENTAL POTENTIALS. Below is a link provided by the CDC which outlines the milestones from birth through age 5. The site also provides a developmental milestone checklist for you to use.

CDC MILESTONES

Please contact your pediatrician if you have any questions regarding your child’s development.

 

The information presented in this section is not intended to take the place of your personal physician’s advice or diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Information is intended for your general knowledge only

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