Child Developmental Assessments

Check-ups are important for your child, just to see that everything is on track. Check-ups are done at six weeks, five months, ten months, 1 year and then every six months until they go to school (grade 1).

At the different ages, different things are looked at. For example at six weeks neurological development as well as weight is assessed. At five months starting solids are discussed. At ten months it is important to look at safety in the household because the child is starting to become more mobile. At one year we start to look at how the child is forming words. At this age it is easier to see muscular and motor problems. At eighteen months speech becomes very important. The child’s words should increase, and understanding improves. At two years of age short two to three word sentences should be spoken and then speech develops at a rapid rate.