Taking a first step, waving “bye-bye,” and pointing to something interesting are all developmental milestones, or things most children can do by a certain age.
As a parent, you already have what it takes to help your child learn and grow. Easterseals can give you the tools you need to track your child’s progress, celebrate their development and act early if you have a concern. Here are things you can do:
1. Learn more about your child’s milestones.
Attend one of our free 30-minute virtual workshops with a child development expert. Receive answers to your questions and activities you can do to support your child as they grow and develop. Sign up.
View typical milestones by age.
2. Use our online tools.
Our free, easy questionnaire is a way to measure and keep track of your child’s developmental milestones. You will be asked about things your child can and cannot do. It takes about 10 minutes to complete and can be repeated as your child grows. Get started.
View the milestones list by age.
3. Ask us anything.
If you have a concern or a question, ask us by sending an email or calling 610-289-0114 x201. That’s why we are here. No cost. No obligation. Just answers.
4. Trust your instincts.
You know your child best. If you are concerned about your child’s development, don’t wait. Acting early can make a real difference.
Talk with your child’s doctor about your concerns. Ask the doctor for a referral to a specialist who can do a more in-depth evaluation of your child.
Request a free evaluation to find out if your child qualifies for intervention services. Call the CONNECT helpline at 1-800-692-7288 to be connected to your county Early Intervention program.
5. Ask for Easterseals.
You have a choice. Request Easterseals to provide services when you speak to your county Early Intervention program about services for your child.