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In clinical terms, there are a few "absolute indicators," often referred to as "red flags," that identify the behavioral or developmental markers suggesting the need for further evaluation. For a parent, these "red flags" should serve as a catalyst prompting developmental screening to ensure that the child is on the right developmental path. Learn more.
It is also highly recommended that whenever a parent suspects that there may be such concerns that you go through a Referral Process to ensure your child gets the help he or she needs. Doctors used to take a "wait and see" approach, but today it is clear that early intervention is the key to the greatest possible outcomes for children with such issues. Learn more.
The following documents are intended to be helpful for you in terms of making decisions regarding parenting strategies. As you already know, issues like communication, sleeping, toileting, and eating are complicated. The following documents are not intended to be complete HOW TO GUIDES, nor are they intended to replace professional guidance. Learn more.
It is a good idea to look at a Developmental Checklist like the one from Women's and Children's Hospital of Buffalo. Keep in mind that all children develop at different rates and that checklists indicate the typical time frames for skill attainment. Looking for Developmental Red Flags can be very helpful in terms of helping you decide when it is time to get help. Learn more.