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Vicki Contie, Margaret Georgiann (illustrations), Mary Sullivan, Lauren Waddell, Harrison Wein and Jennifer Wenger
Is Baby Babbling on Schedule? Milestones in Speech and Language
As a new parent, youíre probably paying close attention to important milestones in your childís life: the first tooth, the first time your baby grasps an object, the first time he or she rolls over, sits up, crawls and walks. But do you know when your child should start speaking ....
Spotting Autism Spectrum Disorders Early Detection Important for Outcome Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) begin in early childhood and last through a lifetime. Most experts agree that early intervention can improve a childís quality of life for years to come. A recent study found that itís possible to detect signs of autism in some children as young as 14 months old, the earliest the disorder
has ever been identified.