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Getting Ready for this Visit

little girl playing with puzzleWrite down your questions. Share your child's new accomplishments and fully participate in this visit as a partner in your child's health.

Children with special needs: Discuss how things are going for you and your child—concerns, needs, or support services. If he is in Early Intervention, bring your Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). Mention treatments or visits to specialists, and home visits.

At this age, your child may:

  • Listen to a story
  • Imitate what you are doing
  • Speak 2 or 3 words (more than just "Mama" or "Dada")
  • Follow simple directions
  • Scribble as if writing something important
  • Walk forward and backward
  • Put blocks in a cup
  • Drink from a cup


What's Important for this Visit

YOUR questions and concerns are the #1 priority! Your health care provider may also discuss:

  • Communication and social development: Helping your child learn to get along with others, make choices, and love reading

  • Sleep routines: Bedtime routines

  • Temper tantrums and discipline: Setting limits for your toddler; helping your child learn to cope with day-to-day frustrations

  • Healthy teeth: Good oral health habits for you and your child

  • Safety: Wearing safety belts; being alert for poison and fire hazards


The 15 Month Visit: What To Expect

Your health care provider will check your child from head to toe, checking eyes, mouth, etc.; measure height, weight, and head size; ask questions to see how your child is developing, and ask about changes in your family. May carry out screening tests if needed.

  • Immunizations: See chart for any needed at this age.