Laguna Beach Unified School District Offers Free Developmental Screenings

Findings will help parents and educators determine needs of children and highlight focus areas.

News release from the Laguna Beach Unified School District:

On January 30, 2013, the LBUSD School Readiness Team is providing free developmental screenings for young children three to five years of age. LBUSD Director of Special Education/Student Services Irene White states, “The Laguna Beach Unified School District is invested in getting each child off to a great start in elementary school.  Our free developmental screenings offer parents an opportunity to verify early on that their child is meeting appropriate developmental milestones at specific time intervals. Findings help parents and educators determine needs of the specific child and highlight potential focus areas.  This information helps us design interventions if needed prior to their official start in Kindergarten. Our local data clearly shows that early intervention services, if needed, can significantly improve a child’s development and readiness for school.”

The parent-interactive screening measures children’s skills in five major areas of development:

  • Communication
  • Gross Motor
  • Fine Motor
  • Problem Solving
  • Personal and Social

The event will be held from 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the Student Services Building (above the Laguna Beach High School pool), 625 Park Avenue.  The screenings will take about 30 minutes and the questionnaires are available in both English and Spanish.  The questionnaires will be reviewed by a School Readiness team member and will help identify children's strengths and weaknesses. Outcomes will be presented to each parent and will include a discussion of potential focus areas.

To schedule an appointment, please contact Early Learning Specialist Julie Olsen at jolsen@lbusd.org or 949-683-9825.


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