What are some common signs that indicate my child may need a developmental-behavioral evaluation?

Your child may require a developmental-behavioral evaluation if (s)he exhibits the following signs: 

  • On a slower time-table to meet milestones such as walking and talking 
  • Unable to balance, change positions or move efficiency 
  • Over-active, easily distracted, unable to follow directions 
  • Impulsive, quick-tempered 
  • Smaller than same age peers and not thriving despite adequate nutrition 
  • Having school failures
  • Difficulty focusing and paying attention 
  • Social, emotional and behavioral issues that are interfering with a child's daily functioning 
  • Difficulty in reading, writing, spelling and/or math
  • Becomes disturbed at the slightest change in routines or ritals 
  • Has frequent melt downs when working on school work 
  • Born with problems affecting structure or function of internal organs or physical appearance 
  • Experiencing academic difficulties or behavior problems secondary to brain injury or other pediatric condition that affects cognitive functioning (e.g. cancer, sickle cell disease, seizure disorder, etc) 
  • Showing signs of autism, such as not babbling or gesturing (pointing, waving bye-bye) by 12 months of age; not using single words by 16 months of age; not using 2-word phrases by 24 months of age; or losing language or social skills at any age