We treat speech-language problems


Developmental delays are significant lags in one or more areas of a child’s emotional, mental or physical growth. Developmental delays in infants and young children may occur in language or speech, vision, motor skill development, social and emotional skills and cognitive skills. It is possible for a child to have delays in more than one area. If a child demonstrates delays in all areas, it is referred to as a global developmental delay. Global developmental delay is typically due to genetic defects, a syndrome such as fetal alcohol syndrome or fragile X syndrome, or severe medical problems associated with premature birth. There are instances, however, when the cause of global delay cannot be pinpointed.

Language and speech problems are the most common type of developmental delay in children. These delays can be caused by a variety of things including a learning disability, hearing loss, a problem with muscular control, or autism spectrum disorders. At times, no cause for the delays is evident. Warning signs of possible developmental delay may appear as early as three to four months of age if the child is not responding to loud noises or babbling. A child who is not using single words by the age of one year or is not speaking at least fifteen words and using two-phrases by two years may have delayed language.

Early intervention is critical to making progress and/or catching up to age appropriate skill levels. Each child develops at his/her own pace and the range of normal development is wide. It is important, however, to be aware of any indication of possible delay and seek evaluation.

C.C.I.C., Inc. provides services to children as young as 1½ to 2 years of age. If you have concerns regarding your child’s speech and language development, our professionals can help.

Call our main office central intake number to schedule an appointment. 513-771-7655