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Growth and development are fundamental areas of concern for parents and pediatricians alike. Growth can be measured in a concrete way on a growth chart, but development is not always so easy to measure. Development in all areas (gross motor, fine motor, language, social, and emotional realms) occurs along a continuum and all children achieve their various developmental milestones at different ages. Even though all children develop at different rates, there are certain key milestones that we use to track your child’s development.

The CDC has a website with some developmental milestones guidelines. Please remember that these are only guidelines and you should contact us with any concerns about your child’s development.

Whenever you have a concern about your child’s development, we encourage you to discuss your concerns with us. We can address your concerns at your child’s next check-up or at a separate appointment that addresses your developmental questions.

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