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Every child is unique and develops at their own individual pace. This is perfectly normal, but if you are noticing differences in your child’s learning, play, movement, or communication, those can be signs for concern. 
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The connections in a baby’s brain are most adaptable in the first three years of life. These connections are the foundation for learning, behavior, and health. Over time, these connections become harder to change. 

That’s why every month in early development matters. At Gillette Children’s, we provide a comprehensive evaluation for infants and toddlers who are at higher risk of developmental delays. 

Developmental delay can affect any child, but our neurodevelopmental experts often look for risk factors like: 

  • Children born before 33 weeks.  
  • Needing extended oxygen support in a neonatal intensive care unit or upon discharge.
  • Abnormal head ultrasound.   
  • Illness at or around the time of birth.    
  • Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy, with or without cooling protocol. 
  • Infant developmental concerns.   
  • Persistent fisting hands.   
  • Persistent head lag. 
  • Delayed sitting. 
  • Stiffness or tightness in legs.  
  • Hand preferences before 12 months. 
  • Asymmetry in postures or movements.  

You know your child best. If you or your primary care provider thinks there might be a developmental delay, don’t wait to act. Ask your doctor for a referral to Gillette for a more in-depth evaluation of your child. 

Gillette Infant and Toddler Development Evaluation specialists can help find answers and start building a treatment plan. 


Request an Infant and Toddler Development Evaluation

To request an evaluation for your infant or toddler, fill out our online appointment request form. Someone will get in touch to schedule you with a specialist.


What to Expect at an Infant and Toddler Development Evaluation Appointment

At an Infant Development Evaluation appointment, you can expect to be seen by experts who specialize in the identification of developmental delays including a physiatrist, a neurologist and trained therapists. We analyze results from multiple assessments and work with families to create a comprehensive treatment plan.  
If your child’s evaluation does result in the need for additional testing or treatment, your family can know that you’re exactly where you need to be going forward. Gillette Children’s is a world leader in treating pediatric developmental conditions. We will help you navigate every step of the way.


Integrated Care for Infant and Toddler Development

Gillette has the largest group of infant and toddler evaluation and treatment experts in the Midwest. Including trained experts in the General Movements Assessment (GMA), Hammersmith Neurological Exam (HINE) and other assessments addressing specific developmental milestones. 

Providers who offer Infant and Toddler Development Evaluation and treatment at Gillette might collaborate with a wide range of Gillette specialists to create a comprehensive treatment plan for your child.  

We also work closely with specialists in:  

To learn more about how the Infant Development Evaluation team can help your child, call 651-290-8707. For more information about the services we offer at Gillette, search Conditions and Care