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Dr. Davida Harlem to discuss milestones in development of children from birth to age 5

Dr. Davida P. Harlem, developmental psychologist and director of the Center for Developmental Adoption Medicine in Abington, will discuss developmental milestones for children from infancy to age 5 at The Center for Parenting Education, 1130 Old York Road, Abington, from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, March 12.

The program is for all parents with questions or concerns about their child’s development. The program fee is $15 and registration is required. Call The Center for Parenting Education at 215-576-0586.

Topics for discussion include:

  • What to expect from the developing infant to 5-year-old
  • Typical milestones
  • Symptoms or behaviors that might suggest developmental delays
  • Steps to take to have parental concerns addressed
  • What can be done if developmental delay is discovered

"Children grow and develop at different rates and most pass through a set of predictable milestones or age-specific tasks," Dr. Harlem said. "The four major areas of development—thinking skills, communication, physical development and social/emotional development—overlap and support one another. The seminar will review developmental stages but also consider how these guidelines apply to the individual child."

Dr. Harlem, in private practice for 25 years, founded the Center for Developmental Adoption Medicine to provide pre-adoption guidance and post-adoption services for parents and children through all stages of development. However, her presentation on March 12 is designed for all parents.

Dr. Harlem received her Ph.D in child/school psychology from the University of Pennsylvania with a clinical internship in developmental/psychological pediatrics at Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia. She also holds a master’s degree from Penn in psychological services. She is affiliated with Abington Memorial Hospital where she serves as the developmental psychologist to the Neonatal Follow-up Program. For information about specific services provided by the Center for Developmental Adoption Medicine visit