Developmental milestones, such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time and waving “bye-bye”, offer important clues about a child’s developmental health. Monitoring each child’s milestones will help determine if his or her development is on track. If there are potential signs of delay, early treatment is important to improve a child’s skills and abilities. With regular well-child visits, parents can work with their child's pediatrician to learn about next steps and any recommended services.
"Neurological and developmental conditions show their first signs and symptoms in childhood. Parents/Caregivers usually sense a difference in development before any healthcare provider is aware of the signs. If you suspect your loved one is not developing on schedule, have that child in your life evaluated as soon as possible. Next to loving them, it is the best thing you can do for them. "
Keith Fisher, MD, MHCDS, FASAM
Medical Director, Humana Military