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Developmental Screening

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Each year, in accordance with state and federal law, cities and towns are mandated to implement a "Child Find" system for three and four year olds, and for all children who are of age to enter kindergarten, to identify any child who may be in need of special education services.

In order to identify any potential need for special education services, children in Lynn are screened by trained staff of the Lynn Public Schools using the Early Screening Inventory, Revised Edition (ESI-R). This screening reviews a child's development in cognition, speech/language, fine and gross motor coordination, vision, and hearing. The screening takes approximately thirty minutes.

If, as a result of the screening, potential areas of need are identified, the child is then referred to the school district's Special Education Department. The Special Education Department then contacts the parent/guardian for permission to conduct further evaluation in order to determine if there is a need for special education services.

DO YOU HAVE ANY DEVELOPMENTAL CONCERNS REGARDING YOUR 3, 4, OR 5 YEAR OLD LYNN CHILD?

The Lynn Public Schools conducts developmental screenings for preschool children, ages 3, 4, and 5, with the following developmental concerns:

Cognition

Speech/Language

Fine Motor Coordination

Gross Motor Coordination

Vision

Hearing

Screening is intended only for children whose parents/guardians have developmental concerns about their child.

To schedule a developmental screening, please contact:

Program Specialist of Early Childhood Transitions
Jennifer Northrop
(781) 477-7220 ext. 3362

Early Childhood Students