As parents we all want the best for our children, the support we give them at an early age helps to boost their confidence, social skills, and quality of life. As we develop and grow there are certain milestones that we achieve which indicate a healthy and functioning brain. In some cases early intervention is necessary to help a child fully develop as certain milestones or rather lack thereof could be a sign of cognitive delay, autism, or a number of developmental issues.
Some of these indicators include not smiling by 2 months, by 4 months babies should be babbling and by 6 months they should be able to roll over unassisted. By 9 months a baby should be crawling and walking by at least 1 years old. By age 2 a child should be following instructions and by age 3 they should be forming sentences. If your child has failed to meet any of these milestones, please call (888) 653-4463 to get Early Intervention Services. Start on a path of intervention, call to schedule free evaluation services, meet with a case manager and develop a personalized family plan.
These services are offered by the New Jersey Department of Health for more information visit nj.gov/health/fhs/eis. Remember to act early to give your child the best chance at life.