Updated: Sep 2, 2020
As a teacher, certified in working with children with disabilities, I know the importance of observing and identifying when children are not meeting usual developmental benchmarks. Knowing developmental benchmarks enables parents and educators to recognize that additional screening might be necessary in order to determine if there are problems in development (ex. not walking between 12-17 month, cognitive delays, speech delays, etc.). In addition, some children with learning disabilities may not display any unusual developmental signs until they are asked to perform school-related tasks. If you suspect your child may need intervention, please do not hesitate to contact your child's doctor for further evaluation. Don't wait...early intervention works!