Children learn skills as they grow. These skills happen by certain ages. A
child learns skills at her own pace. You can see how your baby is doing.
Watch when she starts to crawl, walk, talk and feed herself.
If you are concerned that your baby is learning skills too slowly, talk to
your doctor. You can also call 1-800-695-0285 to get information. The call
is free. When you call, you will be told how to contact the early intervention
program in your state. Staff at your state’s early intervention program can
assist you in finding help in your area.
What is an early intervention program?
An early intervention program helps children from birth to age three. Early intervention staff can help your baby learn to roll over, sit up, crawl and grasp toys.
They also help children who are having problems with seeing, hearing and talking.
How does an early intervention program help?
It can help your child with needed services and also help you join a
Your family and early intervention staff can work together to plan services.
These services teach basic skills and can be done in your home or during
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