Why be concerned?
Our job as parents is to give our children the best opportunity for their success. One of the ways we can do this is to make sure they grow up with all of the resources and capabilities possible for them.
In the first five years of their lives, all of their basic emotions, behaviors, and thinking processes are developed in a complex set of steps (or tasks). Successful completion of these basic tasks gives them their abilities to function appropriately as adults in this world.
In the next few years, after your child has started school, there are some additional things you want to watch for to make sure your child does not have any possible developmental warning-signs.
If your child is not developing on the normal schedule, or if your child is displaying some of the possible warning-signs, you need to take action to get your child back on track.
What can you do to keep track of
Imagine going to your child's pediatrician with this information. Instead of answering a questionnaire in your doctor's office about your child's developmental progress, you simply give the doctor a current copy of the Developmental Checklist Report for your child. The information is provided in both graphic and text format. It is easy to see, read, and understand. It is a complete record of your child's developmental progress. It is a snapshot of your child's developmental process.
Successful completion of these developmental tasks is essential for proper development. Here is a partial list of our capabilities which come from proper development in those first five years:
Our coordination and balance,
Our attention and concentration,
Our learning capabilities,
Our speaking and language skills,
Our reading and writing facility,
Our math capabilities,
Our ability to sit still and be calm,
Our ability to work and play with others, and
As a parent you can make sure your child is on track by completing this developmental checklist. Psychological and medical professionals agree that early identification of developmental problems makes it easier to help a child.
A free service that lets me help my child? I want to do this now.
This Developmental Checklist helps you understand your child's developmental stages and helps you track your child's developmental process. The report will help you recognize your child's developmental progress and if there are any possible developmental warning-signs. It will help you discover if you need your health care provider to examine your child for any of the following developmental problems:
|Developmental Delay||Developmental Disability|
|Dyslexia||PDD (Pervasive Developmental Disorder)|
|LD (Learning Disability)||Autism|
|ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)||Asperger's|
|APD (Auditory Processing Disorder)||GDD (Global Disability Disorder)|
It will help you recognize that there might be problems for your child relating to any these or other developmental disorders, developmental problems, or developmental difficulties.
This developmental survey is easy to use and will take you less than 30 minutes to complete. This is a small investment to make every few months to keep track of your child's developmental progress.
Do It Later?
Maybe you like the idea and want to fill in the checklist later when you have time to devote to it. It is probably a good idea to bookmark this page (or the checklist) so you can return and complete the checklist properly.
Check It Out Now?
Maybe you like the idea, but are not sure if this is appropriate for you or for your child. It would probably be helpful for you to go to the checklist and look at it, to see if it is appropriate for you and your child.