Early Developmental Intervention (EDI)

Families with a child who has developmental delays or a disability face many challenges. Covenant Medical Center’s Early Developmental Intervention (EDI) program recognizes these challenges and has pediatric trained professionals who are dedicated to helping each child communicate, play, move, learn and live life to the fullest.

The Early Developmental Intervention (EDI) program provides physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy services for children of all ages. Children with a variety of developmental delays and medical conditions are seen by EDI. For more information, call 319.272.5600.

Your Baby's Development
Your child should reach certain milestones as they continue to develop and grow. Below is a timeline that shows the normal development pattern for a child two months up to five years of age. A child can stray from this timeline and still be within the range of normal, but it's best to discuss any concerns with your pediatrician.

Timeline of Childhood Milestones by Months and Years*

2 Mon Smiles at the sound of your voice and follows you with their eyes as you move around a room
3 Mon Raises head and chest when lying on stomach; Grasps objects; Smiles at other people
4 Mon Babbles, laughs, and tries to imitate sounds; holds head steady
6 Mon Rolls from back to stomach, and stomach to back; Moves objects from hand to hand
7 Mon Responds to own name; Finds partially hidden objects
9 Mon Sits without support; crawls; babbles "mama" and "dada"
12 Mon Walks with or without support; Says at least one word; Enjoys imitating people
18 Mon Walks independently, drinks from a cup, says at least 15 words, points to body parts
2 Years Runs and jumps; Speaks in two-word sentences; Follows simple instructions; Begins make-believe play
3 Years Climbs well; Speaks in multiword sentences; Sorts objects by shape and color
4 Years Gets along with people outside the family; Draws circles and squares; Rides a tricycle
5 Years Tells name and address; Jumps, hops, and skips; Gets dressed; Counts 10 or more objects

*Information Courtesy of WebMD, developed based on input from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).