Milestones for Toddlers by the end of 24 months 2 Years

Consider discussing with your child’s physician if one or more of the following are observed:

qDoes not walk or run
qDoes not balance well when standing
qWalks only on toes
qSays less than 25 words
qDoes not combine 2 words (e.g. “go bye-bye”, “me eat”, “uh-oh mommy”)
qDoes not show knowledge of the function of common objects (talking on toy phone, drink from cup, read book)
qDoes not push a wheeled toy
qDoes not attend to an activity for longer than 10 minutes (not T.V.)
qDoes not comprehend simple yes/no questions (e.g. “Do you want more juice?”)
qDoes not stack blocks after a model
qDoes not scribble (after exposure to crayons and watching someone else scribble)
qDoes not imitate words/actions
qDoes not self feed
qHas feeding issues such as trouble or difficulty biting, chewing, or swallowing
qExperiences a dramatic loss of skills he/she once had

Each child develops at his/her own pace. Do not be alarmed if your child does not follow this exact sequence. If you have concerns about your child’s development, contact your doctor

A child in this age range would be referred to the Early Intervention Program. For more information contact your physician or the Public Health Department in your county:

Oswego County Health Services EI (315) 349-3500
Onondaga County Health Dept Special Svs (315) 435-3230
Jefferson County Community Services: (315) 785-3283
Lewis County Public Health Agency: (315) 376-5849
Madison County Public Health Department: (315) 366-2361
Oneida County Health Department: (315) 798-5249

You may request that Little Lukes coordinate the evaluation or provide Early Intervention services including speech therapy, occupational therapy or physical therapy.   Little Lukes is a leading provider of Early Intervention pediatric therapy services in Central New York including Syracuse, Oswego and Watertown areas.   Visit for information. 

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