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Checklist for Growing Children

Checklist for growing children


Here is what you can expect your child to be doing, from birth to age three. If your baby seems different, call your local Early Intervention Program.

3 months of age 6 months of age

- Follow moving objects with their eyes - Turn their heads toward bright colors and lights

- Turn toward the source of the normal sound - Move both eyes in the same direction together

- Reach for objects and pick them up - Recognize bottle or breast

- Switch toys from one hand to the other - Respond to their mother's voice

- Play with their toes - Make cooing sounds

- Help hold the bottle during feeding - Bring their hands together

- Recognize familiar faces - Wiggle and kick with arms and legs

- Imitate speech sounds - Lift head when on the stomach

- Respond to soft sounds, especially talking - Become quiet in response to sound, especially to speech

- Rollover - Smile


12 months of age 18 months of age

- Get to a sitting position without help - Like to push and pull objects

- Pull to a standing position - Say at least six words

- Stand briefly without support - Follow simple direction (Bring the ball)

- Crawl - Pull off shoes, socks, and mittens

- Imitate adults using a cup or telephone - Pull off shoes, socks, and mittens

- Play peek-a-boo and patty cake - Can point to a picture that you name in a book

- Wave bye-bye - Feed themselves

- Put objects in a container - Make marks on paper with crayons

- Say at least one word - Walk backward

- Make ma-ma or da-da sounds - Point, make sounds, or try to use words to ask for things

- Say no, shake their head or push away things they don't want

2 years old 3 years old

- Use 2 to 3-word sentences - Throw a ball overhand

- Say about 50 words - Ride a tricycle

- Recognize familiar pictures - Put on their shoes

- Kick a ball forward - Open the door

- Feed themselves with a spoon - Turn one page at a time

- Demand a lot of your attention - Play with other children for a few minutes

- Turn two or three pages together - Repeat common rhymes

- Like to imitate their parent - Use 3 to 5-word sentences

- Identify hair, eyes, ears, and nose by pointing - Name at least one color correctly

- Build a tower of four blocks

- Show affection

*Downloaded from the NYS DOH publication: "Early Help Makes a Difference"

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Therapeutic Services

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AMERIMED EIP provides home- and community-based early intervention services in all five boroughs of New York City. Therapeutic services and evaluations include:

·         Speech-Language Pathology

·         Occupational Therapy

·         Physical Therapy

·         Special Instruction

·         Nutrition Services

·         ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis).

·         Social Work 

We also provide initial and ongoing service coordination to assist families in every step of the EI process.

Many of the AMERIMED EIP providers and staff are fluent in Russian, Hebrew, Ukrainian, Arabic, Polish, Spanish, Albanian, Korean, Yiddish, Hindi, Punjabi, and other languages.

All professional staff members are New York State Licensed and/or Certified

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