87. Who would want an Early Intervention evaluation?
parent of a child born preterm (before 38 weeks gestation), and any parent who has a concerns regarding how his or her child
is walking, talking, playing, learning and behaving should consider an
EI evaluation. Each child is entitled to a no-cost full developmental
evaluation which will determine if your child is eligible for services.
Since multiples and babies born preterm are at higher risk of developmental
delays, these infant should be evaluated for developmental milestones
periodically during the first few years of life such as at 1 month, 3
months, 6 months, 1 year, 18 months, 2 years and 3 years. Even if your
child(ren) have reached the developmental milestones at one of the visits,
continuing to have them reevaluated at the suggested ages above is critical
since every age and stage presents its own set of developmental challenges.
See our free Developmental Milestones page for a list of charts and interactive developmental assessment tools
The Zero to Three website is a comprehensive resource for parents of children age three and under.
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