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From birth to the teen years, find out what to expect in each stage of development.

Stages and Development

Expressive language advances from primarily using gestures and babbling at age 1, to using words, simple phrases, and some early sentence structures between ages 2 and 3.

A child's speech and language development becomes more advanced beginning around age 3 through age 5.

Your child's rapid brain development between the ages of 12 and 24 months causes amazing changes to happen-such as talking, walking, and remembering-as he or she enters the toddler years.

The ages between 2 and 5 are often called the preschool years. During these years, children change from clumsy toddlers into lively explorers of their world.

Check out what your increasingly independent and active child is up to.

For a parent, discovering that your child is entering puberty early can be alarming. Why is it happening? Can your child really handle the effects -- both physical and psychological?

Development Disorders

hildren with autism and related disorders often are confused in their thinking and generally have problems understanding the world around them.

A learning disability is a problem that affects how a person receives and processes information

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attention deficit disorder (ADD) have symptoms that may begin in childhood and continue into adulthood.

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