Laughlin Children’s Center (LCC) offers a Multidisciplinary Screening Program for children aged 3 – 7 years. The sessions will be conducted by experienced clinicians from Laughlin’s Speech-Language, Occupational Therapy, Psychology and Academic departments.
Because of the Center’s wide scope of service offerings and tradition of focusing on the whole child, LCC is uniquely qualified to conduct assessments in multiple disciplines. The concept of comprehensive screenings was developed because 30-40% of Laughlin clients need more than one service. Parallel and related delays or issues often exist between speech and OT, visual motor skills and reading, a speech delay and low self-esteem, etc.
Participating children are screened for potential delays or difficulties by four experts: an occupational therapist, speech therapist, licensed mental health counselor, and early childhood academic specialist, all in the span of just one hour. The occupational therapist, speech therapist, and early childhood teacher will each have 20 minutes to spend one-on-one with participating children, to identify potential challenges. Specific procedures and assessment tools will be used in the various components of the program.
There is no fee for this service. A screening is a pass/fail procedure to identify children who require further assessment or referral to other professional and/or medical services.
Screenings are held several times a year typically once in the fall, winter, and spring.
Call the Center for information about the next screening date. 412-741-4087.