Special Needs Kids: Why Parents Should Keep Records of Their Child's Milestones by Amanda Heyser

Special Needs
6 years ago

Special Needs Kids: Why Parents Should Keep Records of Their Child's Milestones

April is Autism Awareness Month. Did you know that the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) reports 1:88 children are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder?

My daughter has a developmental disability and the experience of seeing her reach developmental milestones was filled with worry. I documented the milestones on a calendar and kept a daily journal. It helped me to remember events that I could share at our appointments. It also gave me an outlet for my emotions. I recently found our journal and I have our story to share with her.

Always contact your pediatrician if you have concerns about your child's development.

start discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions (COPCs): Chronic Pain Increases the Risk of Long Covid

How Clean Are Your Family's Toothbrushes? Here's Why It's So Important!

Healthy Toothbrush Tips: 5 Simple Steps to a Germ-free Toothbrush