Identifying Development Problems
Children grow and develop rapidly from birth. How do you know if your child is on track with their development? Use the following resources as guides to keep track for child’s development and share any concerns you have with your child’s doctor.
SPEECH & LANGUAGE
What are signs of a speech and/or language delay? Learn how speech and language develop so you can figure out if you should be concerned.
Review some guidelines for speech and language development to determine if your toddler is on-track.
Speech-Language Pathologists can address a variety of developmental concerns.
If you are worried about your child’s speech, language, or hearing development, know the signs for concern and how to find help.
Learn about preschool language disorders- recognition, testing, and treatment.
Are you concerned your young child may be stuttering. Learn about stuttering and whether or not your child’s disfluency is typical.
Learn about the risk factors for stuttering and when to be concerned.
Healthy eyes and vision are important to a child’s development. Learn about common eye problems, how to spot eye problems, and tips for glasses/contacts.
Learn about signs of vision loss and what to do if you think your child may have vision loss (English and Spanish).
Learn about warning signs of vision problems in infants and young children.
When should my child’s eyes be checked?
Hearing is critical to a child’s social, emotional, and cognitive development. Even partial hearing loss can affect speech and language development. Learn about hearing loss, testing, and intervention.
Learn about hearing loss in children- signs and symptoms for babies and children, screening and testing, treatment and intervention.
Click here for information to understand hearing loss and when to call your pediatrician with concerns about hearing loss.
Learn about the signs and symptoms of autism.
Learn about the early signs of autism.
Learn more about how and when pediatricians screen for autism.
Learn more about what to do if your child is diagnosed with autism.
What are the next steps if you are concerned about your child and symptoms of autism.
Learn more about early signs and symptoms of autism.
What to do if you are worried your child may have autism.
Learn more about the early signs of autism from Marcus Autism Center (subsidiary of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta).
Learn about autism and bilingualism.
Use this checklist to see if your child is on-track developmentally. This free resource lets you build a list by age and skill to share with your pediatrician.
Learn how to tell if your baby’s physical development is on track and resources for what to do if you have concerns.
Parent to Parent of Georgia supports Georgia families and individuals impacted by disabilities or special health care needs.
Georgia’s early intervention program for infants and toddlers with special needs- for children birth to 3 and their families (screening and intervention).
Easterseals free comprehensive and confidential online screening tool for birth to 5.
Learn about the five areas of development that lay the foundation for success.
Identifying children birth-5 at risk of poor health outcomes/developmental delays- how to find help.