Preschool Developmental Screenings for children ages 3 to 5 years
A preschool developmental screening is most often conducted by the educational diagnostician and speech-language pathologist on a student’s home campus at the request of a parent when concerns are present in the areas of self-help, behavior, cognition, communication, social interactions, or motor skills. Prior to the scheduling of this screening, the school nurse must be contacted to set up a vision and hearing appointment. Any difficulties in hearing or sight should be ruled out prior to screenings or assessments in order to ensure the validity of results. Please contact Mary-Jo Amaral, MBE’s school nurse, at 281-641-2905, to schedule this appointment. The developmental screening may then be scheduled by contacting the educational diagnostician, Blessy George, at 281-641-2904, or Erin Nolan, speech-language pathologist, at 281-641-2945.
Prior to the developmental screening, the following copies are also needed:
- Birth Certificate (state issued certificate)
- Proof of Residency (recent utility bill - not a phone bill)
- Immunization Record (with physician signature or stamp)
- Parent or Guardian's Driver's License
On the day of scheduled screening (with diagnostician and SLP), please arrive on time and with all above requested documentation. Typically, the developmental screening takes one to 2 hours. Upon completion of the screening, the assessment personnel will review results with parents and make recommendations regarding whether referral for a more in-depth evaluation may be indicated.
**If your child participates in a Mother's Day Out or preschool program, teacher information will be requested related to classroom strengths and weaknesses.
**If there is exposure to a second language in the home other than English (even if the child does not speak this second language), additional background information and language screening by district assigned bilingual assessment personnel may needed.