Appointment is necessary.

A free screening clinic for children from birth to 5 years of age will be held in Pratt to help parents to determine if their child's development is age appropriate. The screening is planned for Monday, July 29 at the First United Methodist Church, 100 N. Jackson. Appointments are necessary so appropriate testing can be accomplished.

Areas to be tested include concepts, motor skills, social development, speech, and vision. Immunization, physical and nutritional information will also be available. The exclusive Ero-Scan OAE will be on-site to test hearing and the SureSight™ Vision Screener will test vision. This equipment eliminates the need of a verbal response from a child, allowing children of all ages and ability to have a successful screening. This equipment was funded by the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

he screening clinic is sponsored by the regional Inter-Agency Coordinating Council. Agencies participating in this clinic include: Arrowhead West, Inc., a tiny-k Network, South Central Kansas Special Education Cooperative District, Pratt County Health Department, Head Start-Kansas Children's Service League, Parents As Teachers, USD 382 and 438. The staff from these agencies will assist in the identification of any special needs your child may have and in locating services to meet those needs.

To schedule an appointment to have your child tested please call (620) 933-2181.