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What's a first noticeable developmental delay?

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Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Eye contact

The very first thing in development is that the infant will prefer to look at a face, notably the parent.
If that dosen't happen by 2 months, there is a problem.

In brief: Eye contact

The very first thing in development is that the infant will prefer to look at a face, notably the parent.
If that dosen't happen by 2 months, there is a problem.
Dr. Teresa Carson
Dr. Teresa Carson
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Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: W T T

Walking talking and toileting are often milestones that evaluators look for. Hearing sight facial recognition and interaction are also observable issues to track.

In brief: W T T

Walking talking and toileting are often milestones that evaluators look for. Hearing sight facial recognition and interaction are also observable issues to track.
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Dr. Anthony Vertino
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral

In brief: Motor delays are the

easiest to spot. A full-term infant can turn his head side-to-side, a 2-month-old gets his head up like a turtle & a 4- month-old gets head & chest up in prone.
"Fixing" on mom's face from ~12" away by 1 month, turning to mom's voice & following mom's face 180 degrees while she's silent at 2 months.& smiling, gooing & cooing reciprocally at 2-4 mo are important. See firstsigns.org for screenings.

In brief: Motor delays are the

easiest to spot. A full-term infant can turn his head side-to-side, a 2-month-old gets his head up like a turtle & a 4- month-old gets head & chest up in prone.
"Fixing" on mom's face from ~12" away by 1 month, turning to mom's voice & following mom's face 180 degrees while she's silent at 2 months.& smiling, gooing & cooing reciprocally at 2-4 mo are important. See firstsigns.org for screenings.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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