Child & Family Connections #20

Specializing in infant and toddler development.

Services Offered:

  • Assistive Technology
  • Audiology/Aural Rehabilitation
  • Family Training and Support
  • Developmental Therapy
  • Health Consultation
  • Medical Diagnostic Services
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychological/Counseling
  • Service Coordination
  • Social Work
  • Speech/Language Therapy
  • Transportation
  • Vision Services

Our caring and dedicated Service Coordinators will work closely with you and your child to determine the services best suited to your individual needs.

How Our Services Work:

When you call Child & Family Connections, a Service Coordinator will begin by meeting with you and to listen to your concerns and assist you in choosing the most appropriate Early Intervention specialists to evaluate your child.

After initial evaluations have been completed, the results of the testing and/or medical records are used to determine eligibility. If your child is eligible, the service team develops a plan that is designed to address the specific priorities and concerns of your family.

After the Individualized Family Service Plan is implemented, it will be updated every six months or as changes are necessary, until services are no longer required, or your child’s third birthday.

What other supports does Early Intervention offer?

  • Service Coordination¬†– Identification of, and linkage to other resources.
  • Parent Liaison Services – Establish linkages with other parents with similar concerns as you.
  • Transitioning Services¬†– Planning and preparation for smooth transitions within and from the Early Intervention Services System.

Is there a cost for these Services?

Evaluations are always free. If your child is determined eligible, there may be a participation fee based on income and family size.

Child and Family Connections #20 services the following Illinois Counties: Bond, Christian, Clay, Crawford, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Lawerence, Macoupin, Montgomery, and Richland.

We are located at:
Lincolnland Building
1901 S. 4th Street, Suite 209
Effingham, IL 62401

For more information, call 1-888-459-KIDS (5437) or 217-318-3512.


What should my child be doing at this age?

The following developmental checklist is only a guideline. All Children develop at a different rate.

At 1 month:

  • Raise head slightly when lying on stomach
  • Briefly watch objects
  • Make¬†noise in throat sounds

At 3 months:

  • Lift head and chest when lying on stomach
  • Following a moving person with their eyes
  • Smile when someone speaks to them

At 6 months:

  • Sit with support
  • Roll from their backs onto their stomachs
  • Move objects from one hand to the other
  • Turn when they hear a sound

At 12 months:

  • Pull up to a standing position
  • Nod their head to say yes
  • Say two or three words
  • Pick things up with thumbs and finger

At 18 months:

  • Walk (maybe run a bit)
  • Use 5-10 words
  • Understand simple directions
  • Mark on paper with crayons

At 24 months:

  • Kick a large ball
  • Turn pages of a book
  • Ask for items by name
  • Use 2 or 3 words together

The earlier a developmental delay or disability is identified, the better the chance that Early Intervention services can help your child reach his or her full potential.