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
- Sensory processing
- Visual, gross and fine motor skills
For more information, call Mercy at 218-485-5597.