Local Center Offers Comprehensive Free Screening For Kids

Mar 31, 2016

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Children’s Medical Services in Tallahassee is holding a free developmental screening for local kids. The tests are designed to assess a range of concerns from dental problems to autism.

It is targeted for children 6-months to 5-years-old. Sarah McElhaney, a researcher from FSU’s Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine, says the screening is important for early intervention.

“That’s one of the wonderful things that we’re doing; being able to catch things early and get a child funneled into services to help mitigate what could perhaps become a problem later,” McElhaney says.

The free screening takes place April 8 at Children’s Medical Services and is limited to 50 spots.