Developmental monitoring observes how your child grows and changes over time and whether your child meets the typical developmental milestones in learning, speaking, behaving, ect.
When a child goes in for a well visit, the doctor or nurse might ask questions the child’s development or will talk and play with your child to see if he or she is developing and meeting milestones. A missed milestone could be a sign of a problem, so the doctor or another specialist will take a closer look by using a more thorough test or exam.
If a child has a developmental delay, it is important to identify it early so that the child and family can receive needed intervention services and support, that is why these screenings are important.
The Morton school district will be providing free screenings to children from 0-5 who live withing the Morton school district 709.
The screenings will be held on Sept. at Morton 709 District Office 1050 S Fourth Ave.
To make an appointment call (309) 263-0522
Parents and other caregivers can also participate in developmental monitoring. Using a brief checklist of milestones to see how the child is developing. If you notice that your child is not meeting milestones, talk with your doctor or nurse about the concerns.