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FCS is committed to promoting access to a flexible array of quality services to children and families with special developmental needs. Services are provided in a manner that respects families, communities and cultural differences while promoting partnership in all aspects of service delivery. Call (907) 262-6331 to refer a child for a developmental screening. x

 
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The Infant Learning Program (ILP) provides early intervention services for children 0-3 years of age who are at risk for or have developmental delays and/or disabilities. The earlier a referral is made, the better. Referral of a child with a developmental concern or disability will help the child and family benefit from accessing early intervention services and enhance early childhood development. Anyone can make a referral by calling (907) 262-6331.

Once a referral is made to ILP, we will call to schedule a developmental evaluation. The evaluation covers 5 areas of development: cognitive, personal-social, self-help, communication, and motor skills. If a child is found eligible for the program, ILP will work with the family to develop goals and identify services on an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). This can include Family Service Coordination and Specialized Instruction, as well as other services to support the child's development and help meet the family's needs. Services are provided in the child's natural environment whenever possible to promote the best opportunities for development.

   
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ILP offers any family with children 0-5 years of age an opportunity to participate in the parent-completed Ages and Stages Child (ASQ) Monitoring System through the Watch Me Grow Program. Developmental questionnaires are completed and returned by mail or online. Completed questionnaires are reviewed by a developmental specialist. If the questionnaire shows the child is developing on target, we will send the family results, along with age-appropriate activities and ideas.

Enter your Child's Ages and Stages Questionnaires online at:

https://asqonline.com/family/533ae6

If there are concerns about the child's results, a member of our team will contact the family directly. They may choose at that time to have their child's development evaluated by our early intervention staff.

   
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The Center for Disease Control recommends children have developmental screenings on a regular basis just like well-child checks. Screenings provide a quick and simple way to monitor a child's overall development. The earlier a developmental delay or disorder is detected, the better the prognosis for the child.

According to the U.S. Department of Education, fewer than 2% of all children with a developmental delay or disability are identified before the age of three. Since birth to three is a critical time in a child's development, a delay in diagnosis may have a greater effect on a child's chances for success. If you have any questions about your infant or toddler's development, please call our office to set up a FREE developmental screening.

   
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Vision ScreenScreening vision with the Plus Optix photoscreener assists in detecting potential vision abnormalities in infants and children that can lead to amblyopia and other serious vision problems if not detected early. Photoscreening can help identify vision problems, including refractive errors such as myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism (irregular curvature) and anisometropia (unequal refraction); eye alignment problems, such as strabismus; anisocoria (unequal pupil sizes); ptosis (drooping eyelid); and media opacities such as cataracts. Early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent irreversible vision loss.

   

 

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Hearing Screen
Hearing screenings are a means of evaluating a child's overall hearing function. These screenings are used to determine if there is something wrong with the hearing (auditory) portion of the inner ear. To perform this screening, a small, soft probe is placed into the ear canal. Quiet tones are sent from the probe, travel through the middle ear, and stimulate the hairs in the cochlea. The hairs respond by generating their own minute vibrations, which are detected by the probe. If the hairs in the cochlea do not generate these minute sounds, the child may need further evaluation by their physician or an audiologist.

   
Contact the Infant Learning Program at 907-262-6331 to refer a child for a developmental screening or
complete a screening using our online screening tool at: https://www.asqonline.com/family/533ae6
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