Thursday, October 26, 2017

Early Intervention Free screenings

The Darke County General Health District Early Intervention Program is hosting a FREE screening day for infants and toddlers (newborns and children up to three years of age) who are Darke County residents. Child development research has established that the rate of human learning and development is more rapid during the preschool years. Timing of intervention becomes particularly important when a child runs the risk of missing an opportunity to learn during a state of readiness. If the most teachable moments are not taken advantage of a child may have difficulty learning that skill. Additionally, growth in each area of development is related to growth in the other areas. So, if there is a difficulty in one area (eg. speech and language), it is likely to influence development in other areas (eg. social and emotional).

The FREE developmental screening will take place on November 15th. They include checks for motor, communication, cognitive, self-help, and social/emotional skills. The screenings will take place at the Darke County General Health District, 300 Garst Ave., Greenville. Screenings are by appointment. To schedule an appointment call (937) 547-9392.

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