Keeping track of your child’s milestones is a great way to monitor their health and development. Developmental milestones are physical and behavioral signs of development in children.
As a provider of behavior analysis in Florida we often address a child’s milestones during visits. Here are some milestones a four-year-old toddler should be able to do according to the CDC:
- Social and Emotional
Can cooperate and play with other children. They usually are more creative with make-believe play and can tell what’s real and what’s make-believe. Children of this age can talk about their likes and interests
- Language and communication
Can sing a song or a poem from memory such as “wheels on the bus” and “itsy bitsy spider.” They can tell stories and can say their first and last names.
- Cognitive learning, thinking, and problem-solving
Can name some colors and numbers with an understanding of the idea of counting. They can also understand the idea of “same” and “different.”
- Movement and physical development
Can hop and stand on one foot for up to 2 seconds. They can also catch a bounced ball most of the time.
If your child can’t perform any of those milestones it may be a good time to consult a behavior analyst. However, it should not be a cause for alarm. Some children may skip over milestones while others take more time.
You can come over at Autism Interacts ABA to have a behavior analysis in Tampa Bay. Our professional staff will help determine whether your child is experiencing delays and how you could address them.
We also provide other services such as parent training, verbal behavior, and ABA therapy in New Port Richey, Florida.