The Let’s Grow in Muskoka Developmental Screening Program is an integrated community project is funded by the Muskoka Best Start Network and is designed to identify the infants and children of Muskoka who may not be receiving the developmental services they require. At the screening centre a development professional will assess infants and children in areas such as speech and language, as well as gross and fine motor skills, and make appropriate referrals as necessary.
Every year too many children start junior and senior kindergarten with developmental delays or concerns that could have been addressed earlier. Sometimes these issues are missed as they are not obvious to families, and sometimes it is because families do not know where to turn for support and service. The earlier concerns are identified, the earlier infants and children can receive the appropriate services.