What is early development?

Early development is the sequential pattern of growth that occurs in our children from before birth, up to 3.5 years of age.

A child’s rate of growth in early development can depend largely on genetic factors, events in pre-natal and post-natal life and environmental conditions.

The main areas of growth that a child’s development is measured in is typically:

  • Physical – the rate of physical growth of the body such as length/height, weight, head circumference etc
  • Cognition – the development of thinking skills like logic, object permanence and problem solving
  • Language – understanding of, responding to and learning of language skills appropriately
  • Social-emotional – interacting with others, expressing emotions and developing relationships
  • Motor – the development of refined movement patterns, strength, balance and dexterity to support self-care, safety and independence
What are milestones?

We know that each child develops at their own rate, and it is important not to stress over your baby or toddler taking a little longer than others to reach milestones.

However, milestones remain an important part in measuring, tracking and predicting growth for our young ones. A mild to moderate delay in one or more milestone areas is an indication to seek further information from your medical professional and allied health team. The earliest possible detection of a delay in meeting milestones can be helpful in minimizing future impacts on skill development for your child.

Interested in checking your child’s milestones? Use our checklist below.

Spring Forward is excited to offer the Bayley Developmental Assessment. An amazing tool to assess and diagnose developmental delays in young children under 3.5 years. Find out more about the Bayley Assessment here.

CHECK YOUR CHILD'S DEVELOPMENT

First, we’ll need a little more information about you and your child.

Score:

While we have made every attempt to ensure that the results are reliable. There is no guarantee of the accuracy of the results obtained. We'd advise booking an intake consult should you be concerned about your child's development to ensure an accurate assessment.

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What is early development?

Early development is the sequential pattern of growth that occurs in our children from before birth, up to 3.5 years of age.

A child’s rate of growth in early development can depend largely on genetic factors, events in pre-natal and post-natal life and environmental conditions.

The main areas of growth that a child’s development is measured in is typically:

  • Physical – the rate of physical growth of the body such as length/height, weight, head circumference etc
  • Cognition – the development of thinking skills like logic, object permanence and problem solving
  • Language – understanding of, responding to and learning of language skills appropriately
  • Social-emotional – interacting with others, expressing emotions and developing relationships
  • Motor – the development of refined movement patterns, strength, balance and dexterity to support self-care, safety and independence
What are milestones?

We know that each child develops at their own rate, and it is important not to stress over your baby or toddler taking a little longer than others to reach milestones.

However, milestones remain an important part in measuring, tracking and predicting growth for our young ones. A mild to moderate delay in one or more milestone areas is an indication to seek further information from your medical professional and allied health team. The earliest possible detection of a delay in meeting milestones can be helpful in minimizing future impacts on skill development for your child.

Interested in checking your child’s milestones? Use our checklist below.

Spring Forward is excited to offer the Bayley Developmental Assessment. An amazing tool to assess and diagnose developmental delays in young children under 3.5 years. Find out more about the Bayley Assessment here.

CHECK YOUR CHILD'S DEVELOPMENT

First, we’ll need a little more information about you and your child.

Score:

While we have made every attempt to ensure that the results are reliable. There is no guarantee of the accuracy of the results obtained. We'd advise booking an intake consult should you be concerned about your child's development to ensure an accurate assessment.

+ Read More

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