When to Refer
Are you concerned about a baby or toddler’s development?
“He hasn’t rolled over yet.”
“The little girl next door is already sitting up on her own!”
“She should be saying a few words by now.”
Babies and toddlers have a lot of new skills to learn, so it’s always of concern when a child’s development seems slow or more difficult than would normally be expected. Our Birth to Three developmental milestones sheet outlines some of the typical skills that babies and toddlers learn by certain ages. It’s a resource to consult if you’re concerned that a child may have a developmental delay.
What to do?
If you think that a child is not developing at the same pace or in the same way as most children his or her age. You can get in touch with the Birth to Three System and ask for an evaluation which is free of charge. Based on that evaluation, your child may be eligible for early intervention supports.
Parents don’t have to wait for a referral to early intervention, if you’re concerned about your child’s development, you may contact 1-800- 505-7000 ask to have your child evaluated.
For more information or to refer a family who may need help with their child’s development call Birth to Three System 1-800-505-7000