Occupational Therapy Screening

Determines whether your child has reached expected development milestones in fine, visual and gross motor skills including grasp, handwriting, buttoning, zipping, cutting, balance, and strength

Speech Screening

Determines whether your child has reached expected developmental levels in speech and language and if there are any hearing and/ or vocal quality issues. In addition, a pure-tone hearing screening will be completed to identify hearing loss.

Psychology Screening

A brief discussion with the clinical staff of the psychology department regarding any concerns you might have about your child. You may be offered a questionnaire to help identify if the symptoms or behavior indicate follow up. Information will be available on a variety of topics

Academic Screening

An early childhood teacher will administer the standardized Brigance Screens III to evaluate academic skills and cognitive development, including literacy and mathematics skills

What You Can Expect

This comprehensive assessment will serve to reassure parents that their children are developing according to standard norms, or confirm the need to take further steps.

Early detection of delays or difficulties which fall outside of typical norms for children in the 3 – 7 age bracket, whether in speech, hearing, motor coordination, behavior, and/or early academics, is a crucial first step towards remediation.

Research shows that unaddressed speech and language delays can lead to learning disabilities. Early intervention has a significant impact on a child’s learning and development at school and in play and social skills. In order to succeed in this increasingly competitive world, children must be in possession of certain tools.

Helping children obtain and understand these tools is the basis of Laughlin’s mission. LCC’s Multidisciplinary Screening Program will ensure a brighter future for a greater number of children from our region.

Parents/guardians will receive a copy of the Screening Results at the completion of the appointment. The report will include recommendations for children who present with challenges and may benefit from further evaluation. All parents are encouraged to call with questions.