If you suspect your child is showing signs of cognitive, motor skills or other developmental problems, or your child has never been screened, here’s where you can turn for help.
„ Count Your Kid In, which is authorized by the Kansas State Department of Education, checks such things as hearing, vision, cognitive skills and motor skills for infants and preschoolers. Some districts require that incoming children be screened by this free program. For locations and times of scheduled clinics, contact your district office.
The Butler County School Board Council sponsors Count Your Kid In clinics for students in the Andover, Augusta, Bluestem, Circle, Douglass, El Dorado, Flinthills, Remington and Rose Hill school districts. Call 800-353-8561 to schedule an appointment.
„ Heartspring offers free developmental screenings for children from birth to age 5 by appointment. Call 316-634-8710 to schedule an appointment.
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„ The Fundamental Learning Center serves children 5 and older with reading, writing and spelling difficulties caused by a variety of sources including dyslexia. Options include a $100 assessment with a written report or a $50 placement screening — the same assessment but without a written report for the parent at the end of the appointment. For more information, visit www.funlearn.org or call 316-684-7323.
„ Rainbows United works with Connecting Point to offer Sedgwick County children from birth to age 5 free developmental screenings. Call 316-267-3535 or visit www.rainbowsunited.org/community-screen_success.php to receive the “kid notes” necessary for screening and schedule an appointment.