How do I know if my child needs Early Intervention?
If you are like most parents today, your greatest challenge is probably caring for your baby while also taking care of yourself and your responsibilities. The competing demands on your time and energy make finding the time to connect with your baby no small challenge. But daily activities, such as feeding, bathing, and grocery shopping, don't need to take time away from bonding with and enjoying your baby. In fact, these everyday moments are rich opportunities to encourage your child's development by building her:
- social skills
- communication skills
Most of all you build her desire to learn about her world.
This chart will help you understand the stages your infant passes through on her life's journey. The guidance section will give you some ideas on how to interpret the stages and use everyday moments to foster healthy development. Remember that infants and toddlers are unique and do not necessarily fall exactly into these stages. For detailed developmental information zerotothree.org