Tracking Growth & Development

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Tips

  • If your child falls between 2 ages, use the earlier NDDS (e.g., for a 4½ year old use the NDDS™ for a 4 year old.).
  • No need to adjust for prematurity.

Why track development

Identify and respond to your child’s developmental needs as early as possible. It can make a big difference.

Advantages for your child

Advantages for parents

How to track development - The NDDS

We recommend using the Nipissing District Developmental Screen™ (NDDS) (external link) can help. It is a quick survey that looks at the key skills most children should master at a specific age. It can help you determine if there are any areas of your child’s development that may need extra help.

  • There is an NDDS for 13 key stages of development, from 1 month - 6 years of age.

  • Sample page from the 18-month NDDS
    • 1 & 2 months
    • 4 months
    • 6 months
    • 9 months
    • 12 months
    • 15 months
    • 18 months – important
    • 2 year
    • 30 months
    • 3 year
    • 4 years
    • 5 years
    • 6 years

How can I get an Nipissing District Developmental Screen™ (NDDS)?

How will I know if my child needs extra help?

  • If you have checked 1 or more "No" responses, your child may benefit from extra help.

What should I do if I’ve checked 1 or more “no” responses?