Developmental Milestones Resources

Understanding child development – ages 0-12 years – This series of fact sheets, by Dr Sarah McLean, talks through the ages and stages of child development, ranging from ages 0-12 years. They have been produced to help practitioners support parents and children during the course of this journey.

Communication Milestones – The Communication Milestones Kit is a series of A4-sized downloadable information sheets and an A3-sized poster. These outline the talking and understanding milestones for children aged 1-5 years (Speech Pathology Australia).

The Red Flags Early Identification Guide (for children aged birth to five years) – a health resource for professionals (including general practitioners, child health nurses, allied health professionals and early childhood educators) working with families, to help identify developmental concerns early, so families can receive support from the right professionals at the right time (Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service).

Trauma responses in children aged 0-24 months – by Emerging Minds.

Trauma responses in children aged 2-4 years – by Emerging Minds.

Trauma responses in children aged 5-12 years – by Emerging Minds.

Scope (Victoria) has a collection of free resources available for you to download.

Child Development and Trauma Guide – Dept of WA, Child Protection

Social and Emotional Developmental Milestones – Bullying No Way.

Play and Social Skills Development Checklist – Kid Sense.

Social Emotional Checklist for Kids and Teens – Kiddie Matters.

Centre for the Developing Child, Harvard University – Activities Guide: Enhancing and Practicing Executive Function Skills with Children from Infancy to Adolescence

Raising Children Network: A comprehensive parenting resource for all stages of development from pregnancy to newborns to teens, including disability information.

Developmental Delay: A guide for parents. Royal Children’s Melbourne Hospital

Five by Five: A supporting systems framework for child health and development – University of Adelaide.