September 2010 En español | In Spanish If you're looking for information about disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities, you've come to the right place! NICHCY offers information and connections to the full spectrum of disabilities in children, including developmental delays and rare disorders. Use the links below to learn about typical developmental milestones in childhood, specific disabilities and disorders, … [Read more...]

Developmental Delay

Updated March 2012 NICHCY Disability Fact Sheet No. 9 (FS9) PDF version If you're reading this, perhaps you're concerned about your child's development. We're glad you're here, because there are many immediate things you can do to help your son or daughter. First, know that there's help available to find out just what the difficulties are, if any, and address those difficulties. The good news is that this help is usually free, and … [Read more...]

Developmental Milestones

September 2010 | Links updated, February 2013 In Spanish | En español Childhood is a time of tremendous growth and learning. How very exciting to be a baby...or a two-year-old... or get on a school bus for the first time. There's so much to know! We all come into the world like small waiting sponges, ready to absorb what's around us. Yet we're all different, too---another of life's little marvels. We also develop at different rates. Some … [Read more...]

Milestone moments

Milestone Moments is a 42-page booklet that includes milestone checklists and tips to help parents support their child’s development from age 2 months to 5 years. It also includes guidance about what to do if developmental concerns arise. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) program “Learn the Signs, Act Early” which seeks to improve early identification of children with autism and other developmental disabilities. http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/pdf/parents_pdfs/MilestoneMomentsEng508.pdf … [Read more...]

Track your child’s developmental milestones

Track Your Child’s Developmental Milestones is a brochure from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) program “Learn the Signs, Act Early” which seeks to improve early identification of children with autism and other developmental disabilities. The brochure includes a checklist of key milestones from 6 months to 4 years and a message for parents about the tracking their child’s milestones and what to do if developmental concerns … [Read more...]

Early childhood videos in English and Spanish

The Center for the Developing Child offers fascinating videos about child development. Three are now available in Spanish! La Ciencia del Desarrollo Infantil Temprano | The Science of Early Childhood Development El Impacto de la Adversidad Temprana en el Desarrollo de los Niños | The Impact of Adversity on Children’s Development Los Pilares de la Salud Durante el Transcurso de la Vida | The Foundations of Lifelong Health These videos … [Read more...]

Milestone concerns

No two children develop in exactly the same way. But children tend to follow typical patterns of development, often called milestones. These milestones provide you with a roadmap to monitor your child’s development. AbilityPath's milestone information can be sorted in two ways — by age or by area of development, such as social or cognitive. Learn more about milestones, at: http://www.abilitypath.org/areas-of-development/milestone-concerns/     … [Read more...]

What You Need to Know about NICHCY’s Disability Fact Sheets

By Elaine Mulligan, Project Director, National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) Are you an educator with a new student in your class who has Attention Deficit /Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD)? If so, there’s a NICHCY fact sheet that can help you prepare. Are you a parent whose child was recently identified as having a learning disability? If so, there’s a NICHCY’s fact sheet that can help you understand how … [Read more...]

Baby communication milestones | Video

This 7-minute public service video for parents uses video of babies and toddlers to show the communication milestones expected in typically developing children. Also discussed are what parents should do if they suspect their child has a developmental delay. (posted December 18, 2012)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZSjm0drIGM  … [Read more...]

Infant and toddler development and milestones

This resource comes from PBS' series on child development and will help parents know what milestones to expect in their baby's growth, as well as track that growth on a timeline.  Pick from three age ranges: 0-6 months, 6 months-12 months, and 12-24 months. (posted January 4, 2013)http://www.pbs.org/parents/child-development/baby-and-toddler/baby-toddler-milestones/  … [Read more...]

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