Child Find Screenings
HELENA SCHOOL DISTRICT #1 AND FAMILY OUTREACH CHILD FIND SCREENING CLINICS FOR INFANTS, TODDLERS AND PRESCHOOLERS
To assist the Helena Public Schools and Family Outreach in the mandate to identify, locate and evaluate all children with disabilities residing within the boundaries of the Helena Public Schools, ages birth through 18 years, the Helena Special Education Child Find program will include eight screening clinics. Appointments for these clinics will be scheduled through Ray Bjork Learning Center. The clinics will be held at the Ray Bjork Learning Center at 1600 8th Avenue in Helena. The clinics have been scheduled for the following Fridays from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. during the 2016-2017 school year:
Friday, November 4, 2016
Friday, December 2, 2016
Friday, January 6, 2017
Friday, February 3, 2017
Friday, March 3, 2017
Friday, April 7, 2017
The Child Find Screening Clinics are designed for children ages birth through 5 years. The purpose of these clinics is to identify infants, toddlers and preschool students who may have developmental delays or special needs. Parental concerns may be in any area of their child’s development. Parents will receive follow-up letters after the screening advising them of recommendations.
Recommendations for those children showing delays in one or more areas might include:
- Referral to appropriate community agencies.
- Suggestions for home intervention programming.
- Referral to Special Education Preschool for additional assessments and services.
- Further medical evaluations, i.e. hearing concerns or additional diagnostic testing.
- Referral to school district speech-language pathologist.
If you have further questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call the Ray Bjork Learning Center at (406) 324-2900. Thank you for your cooperation in this effort to help young children.
Christine Trefzger, M.S., CCC-SLP Teri Lilletvedt
Child Find Screening Clinic Coordinator Program Manager, Family Outreach
More info: child-find-brochure-16-17