What to Expect the Day of Your Child’s Appointment
Please bring the following (if you have them available)
- Screening is accomplished through games and play. We want this to be a pleasant experience for you and your child. Please talk with your child about what to expect on this day.
- Your child will be screened in six areas. The areas include motor, concepts, language, behavior, self-help, and social.
- Motor includes large and fine motor skills. Your child will be asked to jump, skip, put blocks together, and use a pencil to copy.
- Concepts will include counting, and naming pictures, colors, body parts, and shapes.
- Language will include saying words to see if there are any concerns with speech, and looking at pictures and naming them. There are also tasks relating to letters and sounds.
- Behavior will be screened through observation.
- Self-help and Social consists of a parent questionnaire with questions about your child’s skills in these areas.
- Vision and hearing will also be screened to see if there are any concerns in these areas.
- The screening process usually takes 1½ to 2 hours.
- You will be asked to complete paperwork while your child is screened. The paperwork will include: registration forms, permission forms and questionnaires about your child’s likes and dislikes.
- Verification of household income if you would like to be considered for this eligibility category.
- Birth Certificate (certified)
- Immunization Certificate
- Physical Exam
- Eye Exam
- Legal Guardianship (if applicable)