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6 months to 12 months

Possible Signs of Delay

Gross Motor and Sensory

By 7 months
– has weakness on one side when moving
– pulls on one side only when crawling or walking along furniture
– has stiff, tight, or floppy muscles
– does not sit without support

By 11-12 months
– does not crawl on belly or progress to hands and knees
– does not bring objects to mouth often
– does not bear weight on legs with support standing
– prefers one position only such as only sitting or standing
– has trouble transitioning to solid foods

Fine Motor and Vision
– squats; experiences light sensitivity
– has consistent tearing or eye drainage
– eyes increasingly cross after 3 months of age; or one eye consistently turns out
– has trouble with moving eyes in all directions
– does not follow near and far objects with both eyes

Cognitive and Behavior

By 7 months
– shows minimal affection towards the caregiver; refuses to cuddle
– does not seem to enjoy being around people
– does not attempt to attract attention of others

By 12 months
– does not point to objects
– does not search for hidden objects
– does not use gestures, such as shaking the head or waving

Communication

– does not babble
– does not respond to sounds
– does not use gestures, such as shaking the head or waving
– does not have any single words

Social and Emotional

– has a lot of trouble being comforted at night
– shows little enjoyment around other people
– does not attempt to attract attention of others
– does not laugh
– has trouble with new objects or experiences

Daily Routines

– has trouble feeding self
– has trouble making the transition to solid foods
– drools excessively
– does not bring objects to mouth often