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Screening will assess needs of young children

A free Child Find event scheduled for Sept. 12 through Oct. 1 will help identify infants and toddlers whose development may not be within the expected ranges and who may need evaluation and assessment.

The Spokane Regional Health District, in partnership with the Spokane County Interagency Coordinating Council, is hosting the second annual communitywide event for children under 3 years old.

The areas screened are:

•Cognitive: ability to learn.

•Physical: ability to move, see and hear.

•Communication: ability to understand language and express needs.

•Social or emotional: ability to relate with others.

•Adaptive skill: ability to dress, eat and take care of self.

There will be different sites for families to choose from with professionals from various disciplines working in early intervention.

For information or to schedule an appointment, call the Spokane Regional Health District’s Infant Toddler Network at 324-1651.

The sites may include: Holy Family Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation Department, Spokane Ear Nose and Throat Clinic, Spokane Guilds’ School and Neuromuscular Center, Youthful Horizons, West Valley School District, Riverside School District, The Northwest Center for Children’s Rehabilitation at St. Luke’s, and Pediatric Therapy Specialists.

With parental permission, the results of the screening will be shared with the child’s primary medical provider.

Family resources coordinators will be available at every site to assist families with additional resources.

Enroll now for free preschool

Head Start, Early Head Start and Early Childhood Education Assistance Program offer free preschool to qualified families in the greater Spokane area.

There are 31 neighborhood sites offering the program, each offering unique child care and family support services.

Children 5 years old and younger are eligible for the program. Classes and services begin this month.

For location and availability and other questions, call 533-4800.

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