According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) ALL children need both developmental monitoring and developmental screening. 
Taking a first step, waving “bye-bye” and pointing to something interesting are all developmental milestones, or things most children can do by a certain age. Children reach many milestones in how they play, learn, speak, act, and move. Developmental monitoring and developmental screening are ways to look for your child’s developmental milestones. 
You- parents, grandparents, and/ or caregivers- can monitor your child’s development by looking at age-expected milestones. By doing so you can learn what to expect and identify any concerns early. You can find easy, free checklists at www.cdc.gov/Milestones.
While you monitor your child’s development, you might find that your child may need more help with his/ her development. Some developmental delays may not be obvious to your pediatrician, and therefore a developmental screening is crucial. 
The Educational and Developmental Intervention Services ARMY program (EDIS) has developmental specialists that can conduct free developmental screenings, using a formal, validated screening tool called the Ages and Stages Questionnaire. A formal developmental will let us know if a comprehensive evaluation is required.  
If your child is between birth and 36 months of age, is a dependent of an Active Duty or AGR member assigned to Puerto Rico, and you would like to have a developmental screening, call the ARMY EDIS Program at (787) 707-2165/ 2167 to make an appointment with a developmental specialist.