Check each of the 3 categories of development below and see if your child is developing properly.
There are certain functions and behaviors that should be displayed at certain stages of development. If your child is not developing properly, it is recommended to speak with a pediatric therapy professional.
At each of the below stages if your child is not displaying the indicated signs, there may be something wrong.
By this time your child should be babbling, pointing or gesturing. If not, something might be wrong.
No single words are being spoken
No spontaneous 2-word phrases
If your child is regressing in social or language skills, Speech Therapy may be recommended.
What does a Speech-Language Therapist do?
Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, and cognitive-communication disorders.
By 3-4 Months
Midline head/hand control is limited
By 9 Months
Rolling over on their own is a challenge
By 11 Months
Sitting up alone is an obstacle
By 14 Months
Standing alone is difficult
By 17 Months
Ability to walk normally is restricted
- Movement of trunk or extremities is strenuous
- W-sitting, out-toeing, in-toeing
- Functional independence or coordination of gross motor skills is tough
- Injury, muscle weakness, hyper/hypo-mobility
What does a physical therapist do?
Pediatric physical therapists specialize in treating conditions related to genetic, neurological and orthopedic disorders.
By 5 months
Does not grasp for toys or bring objects to his/her mouth
By 10 Months
Has not taken to eating pureed foods
By 2 years
Rejects table foods
By 6 years
Trouble sitting for tabletop tasks still persists
- Coughing, gagging or vomiting during meals
- Less than normal weight gain or growth
- Resists being cuddled; arches away when held
What does an Occupational Therapist do?
Occupational therapists help improve kids’ cognitive, physical, and motor skills and enhance their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment.