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Free child developmental screenings offered this month

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The Oklahoma City-County Health Department will offer free development screenings for children age 5 and younger this month at the following times and locations:

  • Edmond – 1 to 5 p.m. July 11.
  • Warr Acres – 9 a.m. to noon July 13.
  • Midwest City – 1 to 5 p.m. July 17.
  • Choctaw – 1 to 5 p.m. July 19.
  • The Village – 1 to 5 p.m. July 24.
  • Northwest Oklahoma City – 9 a.m. to noon July 26.

The private sessions last about an hour. The professionals check your child’s speech, behavior and other developmental milestones. There’s a small fee depending on income, but nobody is turned away because of the inability to pay. Medicaid is accepted. Appointments are required. To schedule one, call 425-4412.

I took my daughter to a screening a couple years ago – when she was just about to turn 1 – and it was great. I learned so much. I would recommend this to any parent. In fact, I recommend this to myself. My daughter’s almost 3 now. Maybe it’s time I take her back.

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Carrie Coppernoll

Carrie Coppernoll is a columnist and reporter. She was named the top personal columnist in Oklahoma in 2009 and 2010 by the Associated Press and Association of Newspaper Editors. She was also named the 2008 Journalist of the Year by the Oklahoma... Read more ›