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How will I know if my child has a developmental delay?

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Dr. Darin Brannan
Specializes in Pediatrics
Developmental: Your pediatrician should be able to tell if there are significant delays. However, there are a number of assessment tool, one of the more common is ages and stages that are specific for ages and help not only assess fine, gross motor, but communication (verbal, non-verbal), socialization, etc. You could ask your doctor to use this to see where your child is compared to his or her peers.
Answered on Feb 5, 2015
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Dr. Kathryn Akin
36 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
The PEDS screening test is also good and easy to use. The MCHAT should be used on all patients at some time between 18 and 36 months of age. These are all easily answered questionnaires given to parents to fill out.
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