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  • PREPARE FOR YOUR VISIT

    • When you make the appointment, tell the doctor’s staff you have concerns about your child’s development that you want to discuss.
    • Write down your questions, concerns, and some examples; take these to the appointment.
    • Fill out the CDC Milestones Checklist for your child’s age and take it with you to share with the doctor.
    • Have other adults who know your child well  fill out a Milestones Checklist, too.
    • If you can, take another adult with you to play with your child so you can better focus on what the doctor says.

     

Tips on Talking  to Your Child's Doctor

  • ASK QUESTIONS

    • Tell the doctor you have concerns at the start of the visit and share the Milestones Checklist and any questions you might have written down.
    • If the doctor seems to be in a hurry, ask if you should schedule another visit.
    • Ask about your child’s most recent developmental screening results. If a screening has not been done, ask for one. For information about developmental screening download info here.
    • Take notes to help you remember what the doctor says and what to do next.

     

  • NEXT STEPS

    • Before you leave, make sure all of your questions have been answered. If you do not understand something, ask the doctor to explain it again or in a different way.
    • When you get home, review your notes and call the doctor’s office if you have any questions.
    • Take the steps the doctor has told you and remember to follow up with the doctor about how it went.

     

Missing Milestones?

Time to Act Early

 

Making sure all children have the help and support they need to overcome challenges, find their strengths, and reach their full potential starts early. You know your child best. If your child is missing milestones for his or her age or you have concerns about your child's development, talk to your child's doctor.

 

GET ME STARTED!

 

Developmental Milestones ChecklistSpeak with a Help Me Grow Vermont Child Development Specialist by dialing 2-1-1 x6. They can help you complete a Milestones Checklist based on your child’s age, answer any questions and address your concerns by referring you to developmental screening resources.

 

 

 

Help Me Grow Vermont

Vermont Department of Health

PO Box 70

 Burlington, VT  05402-0070

802-863-7333

info@helpmegrowvt.org

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  • ASK QUESTIONS

    • Tell the doctor you have concerns at the start of the visit and share the Milestones Checklist and any questions you might have written down.
    • If the doctor seems to be in a hurry, ask if you should schedule another visit.
    • Ask about your child’s most recent developmental screening results. If a screening has not been done, ask for one. For information about developmental screening download info here.
    • Take notes to help you remember what the doctor says and what to do next.

     

  • PREPARE FOR YOUR VISIT

    • When you make the appointment, tell the doctor’s staff you have concerns about your child’s development that you want to discuss.
    • Write down your questions, concerns, and some examples; take these to the appointment.
    • Fill out the CDC Milestones Checklist for your child’s age and take it with you to share with the doctor.
    • Have other adults who know your child well  fill out a Milestones Checklist, too.
    • If you can, take another adult with you to play with your child so you can better focus on what the doctor says.

     

  • NEXT STEPS

    • Before you leave, make sure all of your questions have been answered. If you do not understand something, ask the doctor to explain it again or in a different way.
    • When you get home, review your notes and call the doctor’s office if you have any questions.
    • Take the steps the doctor has told you and remember to follow up with the doctor about how it went.