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Do You Have A Concern About Your Child?

Do You Have A Concern About Your Child?

The Early Learning Coalition (ELC) offers free hearing, vision, and developmental screenings to all School Readiness children between the ages of birth to five years old.

Hearing Screening Services

The ELC's free hearing screen starts with placing a small probe into the child's ears. The probe sends a sound into the ear and, if the ear is working properly, the ear produces a soft "echo". The ear probe is able to hear this sound and displays a "pass" or "refer" result.

Vision Screening Services

The ELC's free vision screen looks for common vision problems in children, such as near- and farsightedness, astigmatism, and unequal power between the eyes. To administer the screen, a handheld device is held at eye level and away from the child's face. The Vision Screener is able to print the screening results for families to take with them to a vision doctor, if referred. 

Developmental Screening

The ELC's free developmental questionnaire screens a child's development in five areas: communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving, and personal-social skills. In cases where a child needs help, the ELC creates an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) for the child's care provider. The ILP provides the care provider with activities to promote development in the areas where the child scored low. 

Screening Results

The ELC can immediately print results of all development, hearing and vision screenings. If the screening results show any concerns, an Early Intervention Specialist assists the family and care provider with intervention services.

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