The following are red flags in a child’s development that can prevent a child from learning. If you notice any red flags contact ECI at (915) 534-4324 or fill out an online referral.

Infant girl and boy lying on their bellies on the floor


  • Cannot bend arms or legs
  • Does not smile, move or look at you when you talk or play with her
  • Does not want to be held
  • Does not make sounds by 3 months
  • Does not babble by 6 months
Toddler boy playing in sandbox with orange bucket


  • Temper tantrums that last 20 minutes or longer
  • Breaks things on purpose
  • Hurts or bites other people
  • Does not look at you when you call her name
  • Does not play with toys
  • Flaps hands, rocks or sways over and over
  • Does not point at objects he wants
  • Not talking by 12 months
Toddler girl with jean jacket smiling

Any Age

  • Is fussy or cries a lot, even when not tired or hungry
  • Has trouble falling asleep or staying asleep
  • Does not notice people
  • Is unhappy most of the time
  • Quits talking or babbling, loses social skills