Tag: developmental milestones

Developmental milestones and adjusted age for premature babies

Developmental milestones and adjusted age for premature babies

During the first year of life, a baby grows and learns very quickly. Although babies develop at their own rate, most babies reach developmental milest ...
Developmental screenings are helpful for early diagnoses

Developmental screenings are helpful for early diagnoses

Before your baby leaves the hospital, he receives a series of tests called newborn screening. These tests look for serious but rare conditions, includ ...
Here’s a tool to monitor your child’s physical development

Here’s a tool to monitor your child’s physical development

From sitting to crawling to standing, there is a wide range that is considered typical development for children at a given age. Parents often see othe ...
Vocabulary at age 2 may predict kindergarten success

Vocabulary at age 2 may predict kindergarten success

The size of a child’s vocabulary at age two may predict how well he will do in kindergarten, according to a new study. The larger the oral vocabulary, ...
Don’t delay with delays

Don’t delay with delays

Every 4 ½ minutes a baby is born with a birth defect. Many other babies experience delays or disabilities as they grow up. In fact, “as many as one in ...
What is dyspraxia?

What is dyspraxia?

Dyspraxia is a complex motor skill disorder that interferes with the activities of daily life. It can be mild or severe and affects every child differ ...
How does your state define developmental delay?

How does your state define developmental delay?

For children under the age of 3, your state’s early intervention system can provide services for a developmental delay. But all states do not define “ ...
Delays and disabilities series – a recap

Delays and disabilities series – a recap

Here is a list of all blog posts to date with links, grouped by topic. You can go back and see what pertains to you and get caught up. This post shoul ...
What is speech therapy?

What is speech therapy?

Speech and language therapy (commonly referred to simply as “speech therapy”) is a special kind of therapy to help your child communicate.  If your ch ...
Developmental milestones and delays

Developmental milestones and delays

This is the first blog post in the new series: Delays and disabilities – how to get help for your child. As I mentioned in the introductory post, h ...