Identifying children’s developmental issues before they start school can change their developmental path, and improve outcomes for the children, their families and communities.
The free Project Sprouts developmental screening program coming to Parkes, Peak Hill, Trundle and Tullamore for children aged 3-5 years old, will help to identify lifestyle, development or illness-related issues.
It includes fine and gross motor skills assessment, speech and language assessment, hearing and a dental check.
A speech pathologist will check if the children have any difficulties with speech, language, swallowing, fluency or voice, and an occupational therapist will check if children have difficulties with their motor skills, sensory processing, behaviour or regulation.
Children requiring further assessment will be referred to appropriate local services, and those with complex needs may be referred to Royal Far West’s Paediatric Developmental Program.
Screenings will be held in Peak Hill, Parkes, Tullamore and Trundle from 19 to 23 October. Go to www.royalfarwest.org.au/programs/clinicians-in-community/ to see the times and locations, and to register.
Children must be registered to attend. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information please call Grace on 8966 8557.