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12 months to 18 months

Signs of Possible Delay

Gross Motor and Sensory
– does not crawl, stand or walk
– lack of interest in exploring the world through movement
– uses one hand or leg much more than the other
– has trouble progressing with solid textures, biting, and chewing

Fine Motor and Vision
– has decreased ability or interest in grasping and exploring objects
– uses one hand much more than the other
– squats or tilts head while looking at an object
– rubs the eyes when not sleepy or tears excessively

Cognitive and Behavior
– shows lack of interest in grasping and exploring objects with the hands
– shows lack of interest in picture books and toys
– shows lack on interest in playing with other children and adults

Communication and Hearing

– does not try to imitate sounds or words
– does not combine two words
– has limited vocabulary (less than 10 words)
– lacks imitation of actions, gestures or words
– has decreased understanding of the function of common objects
– does not follow or understand one-step instructions

Daily Routines

– has trouble progressing with solid textures, biting and chewing
– drools excessively
– is not interested or able to feed self with fingers or utensils