Is Your Child’s Physical Development on Track?
children develop at their own pace. Sometimes however, a
child may not do certain activities that other children the
same age are doing -- like sitting without support, rolling
over, walking or other physical skills. Parents may question
whether their child has a physical developmental delay.
you tell if your child’s physical development is on track?
online tools and guides can be a good start. The American
Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers an interactive tool
called “Physical Developmental Delays: What to Look For,”
available at healthychildren.org/motordelay. Available in
English and Spanish, this interactive tool helps parents
learn more about their child’s physical development, and how
to talk to their child’s pediatrician about their concerns.
physical developmental delay can be a sign of a serious
health condition, so it’s important to discuss your concerns
with your child’s pediatrician and get help as needed.