Child Development Center

Early Childhood Screenings and Intervention for

Sheridan and Johnson Counties

Call us: Sheridan 307-672-6610

Buffalo 307-684-9271

Super Friends - Super Families

Free Screenings

Office Location

Main Office

345 South Linden Avenue

Sheridan, Wyoming 82801

(307) 672-6610

(307) 674-5947 fax

 

Sheridan South Preschool

1881 South Sheridan Avenue

Sheridan, Wyoming 82801

(307) 673-2700

(307) 673-2722 fax

 

Karen's Place

1 North DeSmet Avenue

Buffalo, Wyoming 82834

(307) 684-9271

(307) 684-0141 fax

Early screening and identification of developmental needs among young children allows experts to provide appropriate interventions and create plans to improve outcomes for and support the needs of those with identified developmental delays. Research shows that early screening and intervention can greatly improve children’s development and help them learn important skills. Early screening and identification also helps concerned parents fill an important role in intervention.

The CDC offers free year round developmental screenings to children birth through 5 years of age.

What to expect during screening

Here are some examples of what the CDC’s specialists look for in each area of development:

Communication

(the ability to use and understand language)

  • Not babbling by 12 months
  • No two-word spontaneous phrases by 24 months

 

Cognitive

(the ability to understand cause and effect and to problem solve)

  • Does not participate in imitative play by 18 months
  • Doesn’t know colors or any letters by 5 years

 

Social & Emotional

(the ability to manage one’s emotions and to relate to others)

  • Does not smile at the sound of your voice by 2 months
  • Lashes out without any self-control when angry or upset

 

Fine and Gross Motor

(the ability to use large and small muscles for movement, balance, reaching, and grasping)

  • Not able to intentionally release an item by 12 months
  • Inability to walk up and down stairs at 24 months

 

Adaptive

(the ability to engage in self-help skills such as toileting, eating, and dressing)

  • Not tolerating solid foods by 12 months
  • Not staying dry during the day by 4 years

 

Vision

Our vision screening tool is powered by sophisticated technology that quickly detects indicators of the following vision issues:

  • Near-sightedness (myopia)
  • Far-sightedness (hyperopia)
  • Unequal refractive power (anisometropia)
  • Blurred vision, eye structure problem (astigmatism)
  • Pupil size deviations (anisocoria)
  • Eye misalignment (strabismus)

In just seconds, this screening provides a comprehensive, reliable
analysis that enables informed decision making about the need for
a follow-up diagnosis with an eye care specialist.

 

Hearing

Calibrated screening equipment is used to determine
the following:

  • Is the middle ear healthy and functional?
  • Can your child detect the sounds that are necessary
    for learning and safety?
  • Should your child be seen by your physician or an audiologist for further testing?

 

Post-screening

Your screening specialist will visit with you regarding your child's screening results. If there are any areas of concern our staff will visit with you regarding an evaluation.

 

© Copyright 2017 Child Development Center.  All Rights Reserved.