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Developmental Resources for Parents

Submitted by Alida Engel, CCC-SLP

CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR CHILD’S DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRESS?  If you want information on evaluations and treatment, the Center for Speech and Learning, LLC in New Haven, CT has created a list of child development resources available to New Haven area parents.  Use these resources to determine whether your concerns merit more attention.  If you are aware of other resources we might add, please inform us!

Is your child on-track developmentally?

Help talking with doctors and educators

 Good places to get your child evaluated

  • For a speech evaluation, or to receive a free stuttering screening, call the Center for Speech and Learning in New Haven, CT— #203-397-3224
  • If concerned about developmental progress of your birth-to-age-3 child who might benefit from an evaluation, call the Child Development INFOLINE toll-free— #800-505-7000.
  • If your child is 3 to 5 years old, call your local public school, even if he or she is not yet enrolled, and ask to have your child evaluated.
  • The Yale Child Study Center Conducts evaluations.  To make an appointment or for information on their clinical services, call Betty Litto, #203-785-3420, or email betty.litto@yale.edu
  • Also, the Yale Department of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: For information contact Gail Novey, #203-785-7251.  For scheduling, #203-785-4081.  Ask to be placed on the waiting list.  They accept insurance.
  • The Yale Toddler Developmental Disabilities Studies Clinic works with young children, but does not take insurance.  Contact Evelyn, #203-764-5933.

The best way to alleviate concerns about a speech or learning delay is to see a speech pathologist

  • Center for Speech and Learning, LLC, 801 Edgewood Avenue in New Haven.  #203-397-3224  Email: info@CenterForSpeechAndLearning.com .  Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurance accepted.
  • For additional listings of speech pathologists: http://www.asha.org/proserv/
  • Southern Connecticut State University provides developmental evaluations for which they require a modest fee.  They do not accept insurance.  Southern Connecticut State University, Department of Communication Disorders, Center for Communication Disorders, Davis Hall Room 012, 501 Crescent Street, New Haven.  #203-392-5955.  E-mail:  mcnamarak2@southernct.edu

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4 Comments Post a comment
  1. Doug McKee #

    The link for CDC developmental milestones listed above is incorrect; it should be:

    http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/milestones/index.html

    Other than that, this is a really useful list! Thanks!

    January 30, 2012
  2. Thanks Doug,

    I will fix that as soon as possible. I am glad you find the list useful and would appreciate more suggestions if you can think of them.

    I would love to list activities for special needs children jon Kid Haven so plesase pass them on and I will get them posted.

    Alida Engel, CCC/SLP, BRS-FD

    January 30, 2012
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