Problems We Address

Developmental Delays


Developmental delays refer to a group of conditions resulting from an impairment in physical, learning, language or behavioral areas. They begin during the developmental period in childhood, can impact daily functioning, and typically last into adulthood. Most delays are noted when a child fails to reach developmental milestones, such as walking or speaking, around the expected age. Some common developmental disabilities include ADHD, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), cerebral palsy, hearing loss and learning disabilities.


Between 2009 and 2017, about one in six children ages 3 to 17 years old were diagnosed with a developmental disability. Diagnosis of developmental disabilities has increased from 2011 to 2017. Research has also indicated that children with developmental disorders are at a greater risk of developing mental health conditions. 


North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center offers comprehensive diagnostics assessments by highly qualified teams of caring psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and mental health counselors with special expertise in diagnosing and treating children. Our Learning to Learn Center offers specialized screening, diagnosis and tutoring for children suspected of having learning and attention deficit problems and developmental disorders. For more information about our services, please call us at 516-626-1971.


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Learning to Learn Center



CDC: Developmental Disabilities

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