Milestones for Toddlers by the End of 18 Months

Milestones for Toddlers by the End of 18 Months
Milestones for Toddlers by the End of 18 Months 

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

qIs not able to reach standing position from lying down position
qIn not able to squat and return to standing position
qDoes not creep up and down stairs
qDoes not walk well
qDoes not use both sides of body equally
qDoes not scribble (after exposure to crayons and watching someone else scribble)
qDoes not point to common objects and pictures
qDoes not use 20 words
qDoes not understand 50 words
qDoes not follow simple directions without visual cues
qDoes not make eye contact with people or toys
qDoes not attend to a self chosen activity for more than 5 minutes
qDoes not remove simple clothing items (hats, mittens)
qDoes not attempt to self feed
qHas other feeding issues such as difficulty or trouble biting, chewing, or swallowing)
qExperiences a dramatic loss of skills he/she once had

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

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. 

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.