Free Developmental Screenings Available For Infants, Toddlers, And Preschoolers

By: Department of Children and Families Email
By: Department of Children and Families Email
Local organizations are partnering to provide free developmental screenings to infants, toddlers and preschool children (ages six months to five years old) of Leon and surrounding counties.

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News Release: Department of Children and Families

TALLAHASSEE – Local organizations are partnering to provide free developmental screenings to infants, toddlers and preschool children (ages six months to five years old) of Leon and surrounding counties.

The screenings will assess vision, dental, hearing, speech, language, cognitive behavior, growth and motor skills so early intervention can be provided. Parents should make an appointment for screening by calling 850-487-2630, extension 0.

The event is a collaborative effort by Whole Child Leon, the Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources Center, the Capital Area Chapter of the Florida Association of Infant Mental Health and Children’s Medical Services, in partnership with the Florida Department of Children and Families, Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend, Early Steps, the Dick Howser Center for Childhood Services, Inc., Family Network on Disabilities, Leon County Schools, and Florida State University's Communication and Early Childhood Research and Practice Center.

A child’s growth development should be monitored by the parent and health care professionals. Early detection and early intervention of developmental delays can have a substantial impact on school readiness. To learn about positive parenting tips and developmental milestones, visit http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/childdevelopment/positiveparenting/index.html

What:
Free Infant, Toddler, and Pre-school Developmental Screening

Who:
Early intervention collaborative partners, professional screeners, parents and children

Date:
Friday, April 4, 2014

Time:
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Location:
Children’s Medical Services
2390 Phillips Road
Tallahassee, Florida 32308


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