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As a parent, you know your child best. If your child is not meeting the milestones for his or her age, or if you think there could be a problem with the way your child plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves talk to your child’s doctor and share your concerns. Don’t wait. Acting early can make a real difference! 

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children be screened for general development using standardized, validated tools at 9, 18, and 24 or 30 months and for autism at 18 and 24 months or whenever a parent or provider has a concern. 

If you or the doctor thinks there might be a delay, ask the doctor for a referral to a specialist who can do a more in-depth evaluation of your child. 

Please look below for tools related to milestones, screenings, and organizations and tools that can help if you have concerns about your child’s development. 

Home Visiting in New Mexico

New Mexico’s Home Visiting Professionals are equipped with the tools and resources to help you navigate questions about your baby’s development. To find out more about home visiting, click here. To connect with a free home visiting program, please use our search portal to look for programs in your area!

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