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Tracking Your Child’s Development
Why is it important to track my child’s development?
- Identifying and responding to your child’s developmental needs as early as possible can make a big difference.
Advantages for your child:
- Access important services and supports early
- Improve key skills needed to support learning
- Feeling good about themselves
Advantages for parents:
- Learn about activities that you can do with your child to support his/her development
- Discover community services and supports
- Increase your confidence knowing that you are doing everything you can for your child
- Having a sense that you are not alone
How can I track my child’s development?
- A ‘Developmental Screen’ such as the LookSee Checklist by NDDS
- It is a quick survey that looks at the key skills most children should master at a specific age
- It can help you determine if there are any areas of your child’s development that may need extra help
- There is a checklist for 13 key stages of development, from 1 month – 6 years of age
- 1 & 2 months
- 4 months
- 6 months
- 9 months
- 12 months
- 15 months
- 18 months – important
- 2 years
- 30 months
- 3 years
- 4 years
- 5 years
- 6 years
- If your child falls between 2 ages, use the earlier checklist (e.g. for a 4.5 year old, use the NDDSTM for a 4 year old)
- There is no need to adjust for prematurity
How can I get a Looksee Checklist?
- Please visit www.lookseechecklist.com and follow prompts to access screens.
How will I know if my child needs extra help?
- If you have checked 1 or more “no” responses, your child may benefit from extra help.
What should I do if I’ve checked 1 or more “No” responses?
- Consult with a nurse on the Maternal and Child Health team at the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit.
- Simcoe: 519-426-6170
- Caledonia: 905-318-6623
we can provide you with information and resources to support children and families
- Talk to your health care and/or childcare provider about concerns.