What is a Child Find Screening?
Screening is a free check of your child’s development including:
• Large muscle development
• Eye-hand coordination (fine motor skills)
• Personal-social skills
• Self-help skills
What is the purpose of a Child Find Screening?
The purpose of the screen is to identify any factors that may interfere with your child’s learning, growth, and development. The screening is also provided to help parents identify their child’s strengths and weaknesses and provide home suggestions.
What happens during a Child Find Screening?
During the screening, your child may stack small blocks, cut with a scissors, draw, count, name colors, jump, and have fun! Following the screening, a trained professional will talk with you about the results of the screening. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions about your child’s development. You may be given home suggestions, referred on for further testing, or be scheduled to have skills rechecked at a later date. The screening process usually takes about 45 minutes.
Who is eligible to be screened?
Any child, birth to age five, whose family or care givers would like more information about their child’s development. All school districts within Washington State have Child Find screenings available. If your family is living in a temporary situation, you may contact the district where you are staying to attend a screening.