How Can I Help My Child’s Development?
Proper nutrition, exercise, and rest are very important for children’s health and development. Providing a safe and loving home and spending time with your child — playing, singing, reading, and even just talking — can also make a big difference in his or her development.
For other ideas of activities to do with your child, and for child safety information, go to www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/child/ and look in the “Developmental Milestones” section.
Why is Developmental Screening Important?
When a developmental delay is not recognized early, children must wait to get the help they need This can make it hard for them to learn when they start school. In the United States, 17 percent of children have a developmental or behavioral disability such as autism, intellectual disability, or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). In addition, many children have delays in language or other areas. But less than half of children with problems are identified before starting school. During this time, the child could have received help for these problems and may even have entered school more ready to learn.
Developmental Screening Dates
October 6, 2017 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm in Room 217 at the County Schools Office
January 12, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm in Room 217 at the County Schools Office