92. What should you know when having your multiples evaluated for services?

  • Each child should be assessed individually, one at a time. Ask for completely separate visits, if necessary.
  • Do not compare development in same age siblings.
  • Realize that higher order multiples may reach milestones later, but should still fall within the norm.
  • Low birth weight and prematurity may contribute to concerns. There are adjustments made for prematurity, usually up until age two.

 

Resources

 

The NICHCY website offers a large volume of information on developmental disabilities.

See the HealthyChildren.org/AAP Milestone Guidelines for Premature Babies

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