Watch Me Grow (WMG) helps NH families to ensure their child’s brightest future by tracking his or her growth and development. It is NH’s developmental screening, referral and information system for families with a child ages birth to six years.
Well-child visits allow your doctor to have regular contact with your child and keep track of his or her health and development. Your doctor might ask you some questions or talk and play with your child during an examination to see how he or she plays, learns, speaks, behaves, and moves. By doing this your doctor is performing a developmental screening, a short test, to tell if a child is learning basic skills when he or she should, or if there are delays. Developmental screening can also be done by parents/caregiver or other professionals in health care, community, or school settings. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children be screened for general development at 9, 18, and 24 or 30 months and or whenever a parent or provider has a concern.
Like a yardstick for measuring height, developmental screening is a tool that helps families measure important areas of their child’s development through the early years. It tells if your child’s development is on track.
- Click here for more information about what these areas of development are – Developmental Screening.
Watch Me Grow NH offers families and professionals high quality accessible and coordinated developmental screening, information and referral services and supports to ensure that children have opportunities to reach their maximum potential.
WMG provides information about a child’s health and development; screening materials based on the child’s age; timely connections to appropriate services, supports, and resources when needed.
Developmental Screenings are available through the Family Resource Centers around the state.
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