When young children experience stressful life events, they often have developmental delays that affect their cognition, language, social, emotional and motor skills. Assessments and Screenings provide a reliable tool to monitor a child’s developmental abilities to evaluate whether early intervention is necessary.
Each year our diagnostic team offers developmental screenings for more than 200 children ages six weeks to six years. Many of these are for children who have been placed in foster care and may be at risk for developmental delays. These screenings provide an overview of a child’s developmental abilities to gauge whether treatment is recommended at The Children’s Place or one of our community partners.
What is an assessment?
- Can they identify colors?
- Can they sort objects?
- Do they know their ABCs?
- Do they make eye contact?
- Can they separate from their caregiver easily?
- Can they use a fork and spoon?
- Do they know their last name?
- Do they know how old they are?