Free “Quick Peek” Developmental Screenings Available For Kids Age 1-5 at Public Library Thursday

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—This Thursday June 6 the Children’s Specialized Hospital will be providing free-of-charge, quick developmental screenings for children ages 1 to 5 years old at the New Brunswick Free Public Library, located at 60 Livingston Avenue.

The screenings, also known as Quick Peek, will be held every 30 minutes from 10am until 7pm.  Experts will be on hand and “sharing valuable resources for parents curious about their child's early development.”

According to the event announcement, “13% of children in the United States have a developmental delay and many are not identified by the time they enter kindergarten.”

Through questionnaires for parents, and through tasks and games for the children to complete, experts will test the children for developmental delays such as autism, ADHD, OCD, among many others.

Amy Norton, Quick Peek Coordinator says that she tests childrens’ “fine motor skills, gross motor skills, communication, and personal/social problem solving.”

“We know that the earlier, the better when it comes to providing services for children who have delays.”

For more information or to schedule a free screening, please call 1-888-CHILDREN ext. 5498 or email Amy Norton at [email protected] to register.

Registration is encouraged but walk-ins may be accommodated.

The New Brunswick Free Public Library and the Hospital recognize that “this community service is made possible by the Kohl’s KidsAbilities program at Children’s Specialized Hospital through the generosity of Kohl’s Cares.”

New Brunswick's Children’s Specialized Hospital, a part of the Robert Wood Johnson complex, will be holding a series of these screenings throughout the state.

The Children's Specialized Hospital describes itself as “the preeminent provider of pediatric rehabilitation services and is the largest pediatric rehabilitation health system in the United States.”

“Our hospital is dedicated to improving the lives of children and young adults by delivering superior specialized health care and medical services, in a safe and caring environment.”

A Spanish language announcement from the library:

13% de los niños en los Estados Unidos tienen retrasos en el desarrollo y muchos no son identificados hasta el momento que entren al kindergarten.

Expertos de Children’s Specialized Hospital están ofreciendo análisis de desarrollo gratis y rápido para niños entre las edades de 1 a 5 años. También ofrecen recursos valiosos para los padres interesados en el desarrollo infantil. New Brunswick Free Public Library, 6 de junio, 2013, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Para más información o para hacer una cita del análisis de desarrollo, llame al 1-888-CHILDREN ext. 5498 o visite www.childrens-specialized.org/quickpeek

Este servicio de la comunidad ha sido posible con el apoyo del programa de Koh’ls KidsAbilities de Children’s Specialized Hospital gracias a la generosidad de Kohl’s Cares.

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Molly O'Brien is a law student and reporter in the city of New Brunswick.