"She wasn't the same as my two boys; I thought maybe girls might be slower to develop." "I could tell right away he didn't move and play like other kids." "She liked school until second grade, but then she started to fall behind. She didn't even want to go." "Learning to walk frustrated him; he would lay there and cry." "My happy baby and toddler became a furious and rigid preschooler."
You know your child. If you are concerned with the way he or she interacts with people or their world, talk to your child's doctor. Give him or her some specific examples of what is worrying you. We have included some checklists and tools to get you started.
Because children develop rapidly the first few years of life, it is especially important to monitor their growth.