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October 2017
Mercy to offer free pediatric screening on October 19

Mercy Hospital invites families to a free developmental screening in October for individuals from birth to 21 years of age.

 

“The screenings are a valuable way to identify children early on with any developmental concerns,” said Jillian Little, M.S., CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist. “This is also an opportunity for parents to ask questions regarding childhood development.”

 

Mercy’s free Pediatric Screening Day will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 19 in Mercy’s Board Room. Screenings will take approximately 30 minutes and will include developmentally appropriate screenings by speech, occupational and physical therapists. Individuals will be screened on a first come, first serve basis.

 

Routine screenings help parents/caregivers determine if their child is meeting developmental milestones, identify their child’s strengths, and address any concerns. The screenings will address:

  • Speech/language skills
  • Social development
  • Cognition
  • Sensory processing
  • Visual, gross and fine motor skills

 

For more information, call Mercy at 218-485-5597.

 

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