Does your child have developmental delays ?
If you are concerned that your child may have developmental delays, the list below may help to evaluate his or her abilities. For any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Between one and two months old:
- sucks well, lips are tight around the nipple;
- opens mouth for bottle or nipple when nipple touches mouth;
- can partly roll onto side;
- head is lolling but is able to stabilize the movements;
- observes faces;
- makes different sounds;
- lifts and momentarily supports head up while lying on stomach;
- calms when a familiar person provides care.
- sits briefly while leaning on both hands for support;
- almost strong enough to support entire body weight;
- rolls over from back to front and front to back;
- responds to own name;
- is able to grasp and hold an object;
- brings hands or a toy to his mouth;
- strokes hair and face of a familiar person;
- can stretch arms and use hands to try to grasp an object.
- searches for a hidden toy;
- produces different types of sounds, like ba,ba,ba, ma,ma,ma;
- makes noises to draw attention;
- sits unsupported for at least five minutes;
- can support entire body weight while holding onto furniture;
- goes from a crawling position into a sitting position;
- stays in a sitting position with both hands free for playing.
- participates in a game with another child (with a ball or a toy car);
- stands up from a sitting position (with the help of furniture);
- eats independently with a spoon (can cause huge mess);
- takes off socks;
- withdraws objects from a container;
- points to certain body parts;
- imitates sounds with you;
- points to pictures in a book.
- tries to pronounce two words or more (language is not necessarily clear);
- imitates some animal sounds;
- walks sideways while holding onto furniture;
- repeats a funny gesture;
- crawls up the stairs;
- stays seated for at least five minutes on the "potty chair".
- names pictures in a book;
- points to one body part when asked ("Where is your nose?" or "Where is your hair?");
- pulls and pushes toys while walking;
- is affectionate with other children, adults or pets;
- uses familiar gestures, like wave "hello" and "good-bye";
- stacks three blocks.
- runs clumsily;
- seems to have good hearing and does not have recurring earaches;
- strings two words together, like "more cookie " or "want blanket";
- asks for help;
- wishes to be more independent and do things alone;
- imitates certain gestures that accompany a story.
- listens to a story or music for at least five minutes;
- avoids familiar dangers, like the road or broken glass;
- eats entire meal without help;
- kicks a stationary ball forward;
- screws and unscrews a loose cap;
- greets peers and familiar adults when reminded;
- imitates someone counting to three;
- can follow two consecutive directions.
- can describe two events in the order they occurred;
- can follow three consecutive directions;
- puts on own mittens;
- uses the toilet in time, undresses, wipes, flushes, and pulls up pants without help;
- cuts out curvy shapes using scissors;
- pedals a tricycle.
- traces big block letters randomly on a sheet;
- holds pencil correctly and uses a sharpener;
- talks clearly, like an adult most of the time;
- throws and catches a ball;
- talks about a best friend;
- dresses without help, can button-up and fasten a belt buckle.