Aprendamos Intervention Team
When should a child be referred?
Babies are born learning. Your child’s most rapid development occurs from birth through his or her third birthday. The first three years set the stage for a lifetime of learning. Parents and caregivers are often concerned when a child’s development seem slower that expected. If you are concerned about your child’s development you should refer them to Early Intervention or contact their primary care provider. Developmental screenings, assessments and ongoing services are no cost to families and anyone can refer.
Below are developmental milestones and a check list you can download to see if you child is on track. If you have any questions or concerns that maybe your child need some support in certain areas give us a call or click the referral button.
To download a developmental checklist (English & Spanish) click here.
At Aprendamos we believe in families first and we strive for excellence. Our Pediatric Specialty Team is made up of therapists and providers who are specialist in their fields.
Our Pediatric Specialty Team is experiences in working with premature infants, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, medically fragile and more.
- Speech Language Pathologist with SOS or Sequential Oral Sensory Training for babies with feeding difficulties and growth/weight problems.
- Physical Therapists who are Board Certified Pediatric Specialists
- Occupational Therapists who are SIPT Certified or Sensory Integration Praxis Test Certified to treat children with Sensory issues and concerns. Also working with speech language pathologists to support feeding difficulties.
- Registered Nurse on staff with experience in treating medically fragile and high-risk children.
- Service Coordinators, Developmental Instructions, Social Workers, Family Therapists, Infant Massage, Home Visiting, Parent Education and Fathering Classes.
To download our flyer with details about our team of Pediatric Specialists (English & Spanish) click here.
Typical Child Development
By 3 Months
- Sucks and swallows well during feeding
- Reaches and grasps for things with hands
- Lifts and holds head up
By 6 Months
- Begins to use consonant and vowel combinations
- Rolls from back to tummy
- Reaches for a nearby toy while on tummy
By 9 Months
- Looks at familiar objects and people when named
- Sits without support
- Creeps and pull self up
By 12 Months
- Responds to simple instructions -“sit down”
- Plays social games such as pat-a-cake and peek-a-boo
- Pulls to stand and cruises along furniture
By 15 Months
- May use 3 to 10 words
- Has temper tantrums when frustrated
- Walks alone and seldom falls
By 18 Months
- May combine simple words
- Enjoys pretend play games or dances to music
- Drinks from a cup and uses a spoon or fork
By 24 Months
- Uses two to three word sentences
- Names several body parts
- Throws a ball overhand and kicks ball forward
By 36 Months
- May know up to 200 words in their home language
- Puts on shirt but needs help with shoes and buttons
- More than 50 percent of child’s speech is understood