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Free Developmental Screenings for Pre-schoolers

May 26, 2004 – St. Thomas and St. John parents can bring their 3-year-old and 4-year-old children to a free developmental screening on Saturday, June 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Department of Human Services Preschool Services Office in the Knud Hansen Complex.
A press release from the Department of Education stated, "During the screenings, specialists and therapists will evaluate participants for speech and language, motor skills, cognitive development, social, emotional and self-help skills. Children deemed at risk for developmental or speech delays will be referred for early intervention services. Parents who suspect that their child may be at risk for delays are encouraged to take advantage of this free service. Additionally, preschools and day care centers that have concerns about a child's developmental progress are encouraged to inform parents about these special screenings."
No child will be screened without parental permission and a completed information form must be signed by a parent or guardian and submitted prior to the child's participation in the screenings.
For additional information about these screenings contact Paulette Holub or Jan Rashid in the Special Education Early, Childhood Office at 774-4399 or Masikia Lewis in the Human Services, Preschool Services Office at 774-5370.

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