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Do you know the developmental milestone for young children?

June 7th, 2019

As they grow, children are always learning new things. Below are just some of the things you should look for as your child grows. Use this as a guide, and if you have any concerns, talk with your child’s medical provider. 

At 6 months, many children

  • respond to own name
  • respond to other people’s emotions and often seem happy
  • copy sounds
  • like to play with others, especially parents

At 1 year (12 months), many children
  • use simple gestures, like shaking head “no” or waving “bye-bye” 
  • say “mama” and “dada” and exclamations like “uh-oh!”
  • copy gestures
  • respond to simple spoken requests
At 1 ½ years (18 months), many children
  • play simple pretend, such as feeding a doll 
  • point to show others something interesting
  • show a full range of emotions, such as happy, sad, angry
  • say several single words

At 2 years (24 months), many children

  • say sentences with 2 to 4 words
  • follow simple instructions
  • get excited when with other children
  • point to things or pictures when they are named
At 3 years (36 months), many children
  • show affection for friends without prompting
  • carry on a conversation using 2 to 3 sentences
  • copy adults and friends
  • play make-believe with dolls, animals, and people
At 4 years (48 months), many children
  • tell stories 
  • would rather play with other children than by themselves
  • play cooperatively with others
Questions to ask your child’s doctor:
  • Is my child’s development on track for his or her age?
  • How can I track my child’s development?
  • What should I do if I’m worried about my child’s progress?
  • Where can I get more information?
Learn more by visiting, www.cdc.gov/actearly 1-800-CDC-INFO
Learn the Signs. Act Early.

* Information adapted from the Center for Disease Control.


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Ensuring the safety of the children we serve and our staff is our primary concern. In a moment where our community and nation is preparing for a potential outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) the leadership of Siskin Children’s Institute has decided to close all of our programs, including the Siskin Center for Developmental Pediatrics, Early Learning Center, Home and Community-Based Early Intervention, Family Voices, and all Therapy Clinic Services including Occupational, Physical, Speech, and Applied Behavior Analysis.

 

Effective immediately Siskin Children's Institute will be closed to the public through Friday, April 24. 

Although closed to the public, there are critical aspects of our organization that will remain operational. We will be providing limited medical care, therapy services, ABA services, and home visiting services via tele-health.

 

Please be safe, follow safety protocols, wash your hands, and take care of your loved ones as we navigate through this challenging time.


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