Development problems in young children are not very common, but they do happen. Among the reasons that exist for child has these problems are some medical causes such as genetic conditions like Down syndrome or a premature birth, among others. But they can also occur as a result of serious illness or accident.
When you are behind in the use of language and speech doctors typically suggest problems listening or other body parts such as the cavities of the nose and mouth, larynx and throat. While difficulties in making the calls by doctors communication attempts can point to a problem with the central nervous system.
However, routine checkups doctors also checked the children to try to see if there is any delay in development and you can use this opportunity to tell your doubts and concerns. Doctors use tests of common development and watch some motor skills such as communication and language.
If your doctor finds something that may become a concern, may recommend that you take your child to a pediatrician who specializes in developmental disabilities. There your child may have a developmental evaluation, which is slightly deeper than the routine.
And if your child seems to have a communication delay, the pediatrician may refer you to a language expert to ask you a specific assessment on the development of language.