Screenings/Assessments

Birth to Age 3

Instrument Purpose
Ages & Stages Questionnaire Screening To provide information regarding general development
Zimmerman Preschool Language Scale To provide information regarding expressive and receptive language development
Health/Functional Hearing and Vision To screen children for general health, hearing and vision function

Ages 3 to 5
Instrument Purpose
DIAL-4 To screen students for kindergarten readiness
Zimmerman Preschool Language Scale To provide information regarding expressive and receptive language development
Health/Functional Vision and Hearing Tympanometry To screen children for general health and sensory function
  
ASQ Developmental Screening
Parent educators will share individual results from the ASQ Developmental Screening with parents and discuss implications. Types of experiential activities that may be most beneficial to support and enhance growth based on individual results will also be discussed.  

Zimmerman Preschool Language Scale
Parent educators will share individual results from Zimmerman Preschool Language Scale with parents and discuss implications for the types of language activities/interactions that will be of greatest benefit to the child’s development.  

Health/Functional Vision and Hearing/Typanometry
Parent educators will share individual results with parents and discuss implications.  

DIAL-4
Individual results from DIAL-4 assessments will be presented to parents and implications regarding the child’s developmental readiness for the demands of kindergarten will be discussed prior to the student’s entrance into kindergarten. Results will also provide information to kindergarten teachers to use as they plan the types of experiential opportunities that are most appropriate for students in their classes.  

Professional Development
Birth to 3 parent educators receive specific targeted training in the administration and interpretation of the ASQ Developmental Screening, Zimmerman Preschool Language Scale, Health/Functional Vision and Hearing and Typanometry.  Ages 3-5 developmental screeners receive specific targeted training in the administration and interpretation of DIAL-4 assessments.  All Pre-K teachers will participate in ongoing professional development on the use of work sampling as a formative assessment procedure to determine individual student progress in order to provide the most appropriate learning experiences based on individual student needs. 

Schedule a Screening

To make an appointment for your child’s developmental screening, please call the Early Childhood Family Education Center on Meadows Parkway at 636-851-6000.