4 Ways to Get a Developmental Screening for Your Child
Ask your pediatrician to give your child a developmental screening.
Ask your childcare provider or preschool if they offer developmental screenings.
Making Meaning from a Screening
After you complete the screening, you may have questions. One in six children have developmental concerns that would benefit from follow up. Research has shown that the sooner developmental services begin, the better the outcome. There are many services that can support a child’s development, including speech therapy, physical therapy, and developmentally appropriate social activities.
Talking with their health care provider about your concerns can help you determine the best next steps. Your child’s daycare or preschool can also be a partner in supporting your child’s development.
At any time in the process, Help Me Grow is here to walk you through the screening results and to answer your questions.
Why Do a Developmental Screening?
- Screening is a fun way to get to know your child
- Screening results can help you talk to your doctor or other professionals about any concerns with your child
- Online screenings are FREE for parents in San Mateo County, thanks to funding from First 5 San Mateo County.
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