Hartsburg-Emden to provide early childhood screening April 22
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[March 17, 2014]
EMDEN — Hartsburg-Emden CUSD 21,
in cooperation with the Tri-County Special Education Association,
will conduct early childhood screening on April 22 from 2 to 6 p.m.
at the elementary school. This service is free.
Parents of children from birth to 3 years old and parents of 3- and
4-year-old children are asked to phone Mrs. Fletcher at 217-376-3151
between 7:45 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. before April 8 to register their
children and make appointments. Any child who will be 5 years old
before Sept. 1 should not register for the assessment.
screening process will observe 3- to 4-year-old children's fine and
gross motor skills (hop, skip, jump, etc.); conceptual development
skills (color, numbers, etc.); and communication skills (speech,
language, problem-solving, etc.). The screening process for both
birth-3 and the 3- and 4-year-olds will give parents and the school
district an indication if children are functioning at appropriate
age levels in the above areas. Parents will be informed of problem
areas as well as areas of acceptable performance.
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Children 3-5 years old with potential learning difficulties
discovered by the screening may require further assessment from the
school psychologist, school social worker or speech language
pathologist. Should potential learning problems be revealed through
further evaluation, the child may become eligible for an early
childhood program in the fall.
Parents with questions about the birth to 3 screening or the 3-
to 4-year-old screening should contact Ashley Aper, special
education administrator, at 217-871-5454 or
[Text from file received
Hartsburg-Emden District 21, Emden Elementary School]