Should I be Concerned?
Normal development in children is monitored by looking at his or her skills in the following areas:
- Gross Motor
Involves large movements driven by larger muscle groups and includes sitting, catching a ball, balancing, standing, jumping, walking,running and changing positions.
- Fine Motor
Involves small movements in the hands, wrists, and fingers which allow us to grasp small objects, eat, write, draw, dress ourselves, play and do many other things.
- Social Emotional
Involves getting along with others, expressing feelings, forming relationships.
- Self-help and Daily Routines
Involves eating, dressing, sleeping, etc.
Involves understanding, using sounds, using body language and gestures, and communicating wants and needs.
- Cognitive / Thinking skills
Involves learning, reasoning, understanding, problem solving,
If you feel like your child is falling behind in any of these areas, you may want to Contact Us to schedule an evaluation
For more information about developmental milestones and what most children can do when they are in a specific age range, see the helpful links below.
Developmental Milestones Information:
- Top Questions About Fine-Motor Delays and Gross-Motor Delays in Toddlers
- Zero To Three: Early Development Tips and Tools
- Age-based Handouts
- Mouth Development-What Parent’s Need To Know
- Melanie Potock Pediatric Feeding Expert and Author
- Steps Toward Crawling
- Kids Health – Growth and Development (click on any area of development for articles and information)
- Learn all about Cerebral Palsy and other common birth injuries here