No two children develop in exactly the same way. But children tend to follow typical patterns of development, often called milestones. These milestones provide you with a roadmap to monitor your child’s development. Our milestone information can be sorted in two ways — by age or by area of development, such as social or cognitive. If you suspect your child may have delays, speak with a pediatrician right away. Early diagnosis and intervention are critical in helping your child reach his or her greatest potential.