If you have concerns about your son or daughter’s development, either from your own observations or from others (such as family members, friends or staff at the childcare centre/school, etc.), your first course of action can be contact with your child’s family physician or pediatrician. Before the appointment, write a list of the specific concerns you have. Being prepared will ensure that your child’s doctor has all the essential information. You may be referred to a developmental paediatrician, psychologist, Specialized Services for Children and Youth (and its Child Development Clinic), MATC or other professional for further assessment.