Special Needs / Inclusion

Have you ever wondered about your child’s development?

Maybe you have asked yourself the following questions?

  • How is my child developing?
  • What skills has my child already acquired and what is the next milestone?
  • My child is not talking or he can’t say “th” sounds well, is that ok?

We at the Early Learning Coalition are excited about assisting you along the pathway of Child Development in whatever way possible. We will ask you to complete an Ages and Stages Questionnaire as part of the School Readiness funding process. It is during the Ages and Stages Questionnaire process that all of these important questions will get answered.

  • The results of the questionnaire will guide your child’s teacher on how to support his learning, and which area of development to focus on
  • It will also allow us the opportunity to offer you, appropriate child activities and/or community resources if your child needs additional support.

Child screening is an important part of our School Readiness Services as it:

  • Provides valuable information to your child’s teacher so that he or she can attend to the individual need of your child by providing targeted activities
  • Informs you of how your child is developing for his age
  • Enables us (ELCMC) to offer you additional services if needed.

By completing the ASQ, you are giving permission to screen your child for as long as you are receiving School Readiness Funding. Screening services may include the following with your partnership:

  • Developmental Screening
  • Social-Emotional Screening to be completed if you have questions or concerns about your child’s social-emotional development or behavior
  • Referral to community agencies for further evaluation if needed; with the understanding that ELCMC will do so only after the screening results are discussed with you
  • Release of information with your child care provider and other community agencies for the purpose of coordinating intervention services
  • Observing your child in his classroom environment (upon your request only).

Take the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ)

ASQ-3 and ASQ-SE-2

The ASQ-3 assesses your child’s communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem-solving, and personal social skills while the ASQ-SE-2 assesses your child’s social-emotional development


Autism Speaks – First Concern to Action Tool Kit

Outreach Alliance Supporting Neurodevelopment

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