The Reduction of Infant Mortality in Illinois

The Family Case Management Program and Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)


The graph displays the proportion of 12-month-old children in WIC or FCM who had been screened for developmental delay at least once in the prior 12 months.

Chart 7: WIC & FCM Developmental Assessment at 12 Months of Age FY 04 - FY 08

Description of Chart 7: WIC & FCM Developmental Assessment at 12 Months of Age FY 04 - FY 08

Month 12 month 
Developmental
Assessments %
Dec-03 70.45%
Mar-04 70.95%
Jun-04 71.17%
Sep-04 74.81%
Dec-04 75.87%
Mar-05 77.40%
Jun-05 76.90%
Sep-05 77.83%
Dec-05 78.24%
Mar-06 79.78%
Jun-06 80.43%
Sep-06 80.28%
Dec-06 80.20%
Mar-07 80.52%
Jun-07 80.44%
Sep-07 80.25%
Dec-07 81.67%
Mar-08 82.07%
Jun-08 80.76%

Infants and young children should be screened routinely for evidence of delays in cognitive, linguistic, motor, social and emotional development. Through routine screening, developmental delays can be promptly identified and therapy initiated.

The Department monitors the proportion of infants in the FCM program who have been screened for problems with physical or cognitive development at least once every year.