Child Find

Finding Developmental Delays

Child Find is a partnership between parents and doctors to identify children who may be at risk for developmental delays. Child Find ensures children will receive developmental monitoring, screening and referral for further evaluations as needed.

Screening & Coordinator

Upon referral, a service coordinator will notify your child's doctor to complete a developmental screening at your child's next visit. The results are then sent to the coordinator to review and make referrals as needed. The coordinator will also send information regarding age expected milestones to parents every 6 months.

Risk Criteria

Any child under age 3 who is at risk of a delay in achieving developmental milestones may be eligible. Some specific risk criteria include:

  • Birthweight less than 1500 grams
  • Elevated blood lead levels (above 19 micrograms of lead per deciliter of blood (mcg/dl))
  • Growth deficiencies/nutritional problems
  • Maternal PKU
  • Maternal prenatal alcohol/substance abuse
  • Perinatally or congenitally transmitted infections
  • Premature birth (earlier than 33 weeks)
  • Serious illness/injury with nervous system involvement
  • Spending 10 or more days in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Suspected hearing/vision impairment