How your child plays, learns, speaks, and acts offers important clues about your child’s development. Developmental milestones are things most children can do by a certain age.
Check the milestones your child has reached by the end of each age specified below. Talk with your child’s doctor at every visit about the milestones your child has reached and what to expect next.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children be screened for general development using standardized, validated tools at 9, 18, and 24 or 30 months and for autism at 18 and 24 months or whenever a parent or provider has a concern.
If you are concerned, act early: tell your child’s doctor if you notice any signs of possible developmental delay and ask him about your child’s developmental screening.
*This is a not a substitute for standardized, validated developmental screening tools. Learn the Signs / Act Early materials were adapted from CDC website and are free of copyright restrictions.