District Site

410 Central Ave. N.
New Prague, MN 56071

phone: 952-758-1700
fax: 952-758-1799


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When to make a referral

This page contains answers to common questions about when to make a referral:

When should I be concerned about my infant/toddler's speech?

If Your Child . . . . .

  • cannot say "Mama" and "Da-da by age 1 
  • cannot say the names of a few toys and people by age 18 months 
  • is not talking in two or three word sentences by age 2 
  • is not understood by people outside the family by age 4


When should I have my child's hearing evaluated?

If Your Child . . . . .

  • does not turn to face the source of strange sounds or voices by six months old 
  • has frequent ear infections or running ears 
  • talks in a very loud or very soft voice 
  • does not respond when you call from another room 
  • turns the same ear toward a sound he/she wishes to hear


When should I have my child's vision evaluated?

If Your Child . . . . .

  • is often unable to locate and pick up small objects which were dropped 
  • frequently rubs eyes or complains that eyes hurt 
  • has reddened, watering or encrusted eyelids 
  • holds head in a strained or awkward position (tilts head to either side- 
  • thrusts head forward or backward) when trying to look at a particular object 
  • sometimes or always crosses one or both eyes


When should I be concerned about my child's motor skills?

If Your Child . . . . . 

  • is unable to sit up without support by age 8 months 
  • cannot walk without help by age 16 months 
  • does not walk up and down steps by age 2 1/2 
  • is unable to balance on one foot for a short time by age 4 
  • cannot throw a ball overhand and catch a large ball to him/her by age 4


When should I be concerned about my child's playskills?

If Your Child . . . . .

  • does not play games like peek-a-boo, patty cake, and waving bye-bye by age 1 
  • does not imitate parents doing routine household chores by age 2 to 3 
  • does nto enjoy playing alone with toys, pots/pans, sand, etc. by age 3 
  • does not play group games such as hide-and-seek, tag-ball, etc. with other 
  • children by age 4 
  • does not share and take turns by age 5


When should I be concerned about my child's cognitive skills?

If Your Child . . . . .

  • does not react to his/her own name when called by age 1 
  • is unable to identify hair, eyes, ears, nose and mouth by pointing to them by age 2 
  • does not understand simple stories told or read by age 3 
  • does not give logical answers to such questions as "What do you do when you 
  • are sleepy?" or "What do you do when you are hungry" by age 4


When should I be concerned about my child's behaving?

If Your Child . . . . .

  • does not actively assist in learning self-help skills 
  • uses play materials inappropriately (throws, stamps on) 
  • usually doesn't comply with adult's requests 
  • displays excessive behaviors such as hitting, crying temper tantrums, 
  • withdrawl, wetting or soiling trousers

To make a referral for screening or evaluation at New Prague Area Schools, please contact Renee Hartman,  Help Me Grow intake at 952-758-1728.