Developmental Screenings (Birth to Five)
(BIRTH TO AGE 5)
Lansing offers developmental screenings for children birth to five years old in the areas of cognition, speech/ language, motor, social, vision, and hearing once a month on an appointment basis.
If you have a concern about your child's development, to schedule an appointment:
- For children ages 0 - 36 months, please complete this form and email to Deb Matthews at email@example.com.
- For children ages 3 - 5 (not kindergarten eligible), please click here to book a screening.
Screening clinics are held at Lansing Special Education office located at:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How can I help my child prepare for screening day?
After reading the FAQs below, talk with your child about what the appointment will be like. Your confidence and enthusiasm will help to make the morning a positive one. Having concerns about development can naturally cause stress for parents, but your child will simply know he or she is coming to play if you approach it positively.
What will happen when we arrive?
You will check in upon arrival, and we will guide your child into the screening area. You will be escorted to the parent waiting area. Your confidence at the time of separation is the best way to make this a smooth transition.
What will my child be doing while I wait?
Your child will be visiting various "stations," each staffed with an early childhood professional who will engage your child in games and play activities while observing across developmental areas. We also screen every child's communication, cognition/pre-academics, social and emotional, self-help/adaptive, motor, vision and hearing.
How long will it take?
It takes most children about an hour to complete the screening, although it could take more or less time depending upon a number of factors. We have magazines available, but you may choose to bring along something to pass the time.