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School Aged Developmental Milestones

Understanding & Thinking Skills

(figuring things out, planning ahead, paying attention, memory)

Right from birth, children are aware of their surroundings and want to explore them.  As your child plays and interacts with the people and objects around him, he learns about his body, his home, and the world around him.

Below are some of the typical developmental milestones for “cognitive skills” (thinking and understanding) for school aged children up to 7 years old.  After the milestones, you can find some “red flags” that might indicate a concern.

Between the ages of 5-7 years, your child will:

Red Flags for Cognitive Development (school-aged)

If you have some of the following concerns, you may want to ask for help from your child’s teacher. Your teacher may recommend that you seek further help from your doctor or another health professional such as a psychologist, speech-language pathologist, or an occupational therapist.

If you have concerns about your child at any age, please feel free to contact us to speak to a professional.  You can also make a referral to our centre at anytime.