Speech and Language Screenings
We screen each child’s language development in all the languages they speak. The research-based speech and language screener tool we use checks to ensure speech sounds, words, and how vocabulary is used is in the typical range for children of that age. After the screening, we meet with the parents to discuss the findings. If there are any concerns, the teachers and parents will discuss a plan of action, sometimes including referrals to the Hamilton County School System or Tennessee Early Intervention Services for more in-depth assessments.
Hearing and Vision Screenings
With the consent of parents, each child participates in a hearing and vision screening shortly after enrollment. After our team of nurses and trained Family Support Advocates perform the screening, the parents are informed of the results. If the parents have any concerns, our staff will assist them in obtaining further evaluation and/or treatments by providing them with a referral to a qualified specialist.