To assure that families of young
children with developmental delays
have the resources and support
they need to reach their goals.
WHAT IS A DEVELOPMENTAL DELAY?
A developmental delay is when a child is behind schedule
reaching early childhood milestones. These significant lags
may occur in one or more areas of growth: emotional,
mental or physical.
Types of delays:
- Communication – speech and language
- Cognitive – thinking and learning
- Motor - movement
- Social/emotional – relationships, interactions
- Self-help – feeding, dressing
REMEMBER: Children develop at their own pace. However,
if you are concerned that your child may have some delays,
early intervention is the best way to help them. Call ECI for an
evaluation. If you are eligible, ECI will determine your need
and recommend services. Fees are based on a sliding scale.
Take a look at the developmental milestones.