Importance of Developmental Screenings

Developmental screenings help identify any delays in your child’s social and emotional development or growth. These screenings help you get connected earlier to needed supports in your child’s life. The developmental screenings also help identify needed supports to prevent a child from falling behind because of a developmental delay and help them achieve age-appropriate milestones.

If you are not sure where developmental screenings are offered, contact your local early learning coalition to learn more about the free screenings offered in the School Readiness program. You can also dial 2-1-1 to reach the Help Me Grow contact line and they will help you connect with a developmental screening or connect you to an agency that provides them in your area. Help Me Grow has many resources that can help you support your child’s development.

You can also access a developmental screening tool called the Ages and Stages Questionnaire. Because children learn and grow at different rates, even the most attentive parents can miss some important milestones. Completing a developmental screening will give you a “snapshot” of your child’s development. If you need further help or are concerned about the results of your child’s developmental screening, speak with your child’s health care provider, contact The Early Learning Coalition of Flagler & Volusia, or connect with Help Me Grow for more information or answers to your questions.