Below are some frequently asked questions regarding childhood development. If you think your child may have a developmental disability, contact us , call 610-776-3578 or Request an Appointment .
I'm concerned about my child's development. What should I be looking for?
Typical milestones for childhood development include the following. Please keep in mind that these milestones are not exact and are different for each child.
- Rolling at or near six months
- Crawling at or near nine months
- Walking at or near 13 months
- Speaking two words at or near 13 months
- Beginning to stack blocks at or near 24 months
- Running or jumping smoothly at or near 2.5 years
- Speaking three-word sentences at or near 2.5 years
- Partially undressing self at 2.5 years
- Feeding self with spoon at or near 2.5 years
- Knows four to eight body parts by 2.5 years
- Peddling tricycle at or near 3.5 years
- Throwing ball overhand at or near 3.5 years
- Cutting with scissors at or near 3.5 years
- Copies a circle at or near 3.5 years
- Begins to know the difference between colors at or near 3.5 years
- Speaking intelligibly at or near 3.5 years
- Can dress self except for difficult fasteners by 4.5 years
- Can play simple ball games at or near 4.5 years
- Is aware of time and weather at or near 4.5 years
What about my school-age child?
Your child may need some assistance if he or she is having difficulty with:
- Poor coordination
- Dressing independently
- Poor attention span
- Understanding complex direction and problem solving
- Sentence structure and grammar
- Understanding what he or she reads
- Organizing his or her desk or notebook
- Keeping up with his or her peers