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Child Development

It is exciting to watch a child grow, reaching major milestones like walking and talking. You can encourage your child’s healthy development by actively engaging them by talking, reading, singing and playing.

 

Milestones
Developmental milestones are behaviors or skills children gain as they grow and learn. Milestones can include physical, social, emotional, communication or thinking skills.

 

Screening
Monitoring your child’s development is a good way to catch any potential issues or delays.It is recommended that all children have developmental screenings at least three times before their third birthday (rather than once before age 5). American Academy of Pediatrics recommends general developmental screening at 9, 18, and 30 months, and autism-specific screening at 18 and 24 months.

Watch Me Grow
This program helps families understand their child’s unique developmental needs and gives each child the best chance to reach his or her full potential.

 

Family Resource Center
Gatepath’s Family Resource Center provides parent-to-parent support, outreach, information and referral services to families of children with special needs and disabilities.