Early Intervention: Developmental Monitoring

The Early Intervention Program's Developmental Monitoring Unit assists families in tracking their child's development from birth to age 3. Families can fill out a questionnaire, called the Ages and Stages 3 Questionnaire to see how their child is developing compared to other children their age.

A Developmental Monitoring Specialist will score the questionnaire and then talk with the family about the results. The specialist may suggest next steps for the family, including: completing another questionnaire, finding fun activities to do at home to help their child develop, or an evaluation for Early Intervention services.

Children who Should Be Referred to Developmental Monitoring

  • Infants and toddlers who are not eligible for Early Intervention services
  • Babies who spent more than 10 days in a neonatal intensive care unit
  • Babies born to homeless parents
  • Babies with a history of neglect or abuse
  • Children with a family history of vision or hearing impairment
  • Children who no longer need Early Intervention, but whose families want follow-up monitoring
  • Babies who had a low birth weight
  • Premature babies
  • Babies with low Apgar scores at birth
  • Babies who might have hearing loss
  • Any other infants or toddlers who do not appear to be learning, playing, growing, walking or talking like other children their age

To make a referral to Developmental Monitoring, call 311 and say that you want to refer a child to Developmental Monitoring, or fill out a Referral Form (PDF) and fax it to the relevant number listed on the form.

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