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AblePlay™

AblePlay has rated NogginStik.  AblePlay rates and reviews toys and play products for children of all abilities and is part of the nonprofit National Lekotek Center.  Go to their website to see the NogginStik rating and complete evaluation.

American Academy of Pediatrics

Has a wealth of parent information and practice guidelines related to well-visit checkups, treatments, all available on their website.

Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University

This website is an excellent resource for information and videos regarding brain development and the science of early childhood.http://developingchild.harvard.edu/resources/multimedia/videos/three_core_concepts/brain_architecture

Pathways Awareness Foundation

Many babies are not receiving the amount of tummy time needed to develop strong muscles. Because of too little tummy time, delays such as delayed sitting, crawling, walking, and even language skills can occur.
Visit  www.pathways.org for information on the importance of tummy time and how to help prevent motor delays.

Easter Seals

Every year, over 5 million children under age 5 in the U.S. are at risk for developmental delays and disabilities. Easter Seals, through support from CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, provides parents with FREE access to the Ages & Stages Questionnaires®, Third Edition, one of many general screening tools.  Visit the Easter Seals website to find out if your child is developing on time.

Your State's Early Intervention System

Each state offers Early Intervention services.  Early Intervention services for infants and toddlers with delays and difficulties (birth-age 3) have been a part of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) since 1986.  Concerned parents are encouraged to use Pathways.org link to connect with the early intervention services for infants and toddlers in their state.