Developmental Screening in Albermarle, NC

First Care Medical Clinic Provides Child Developmental Screenings. We are Open Monday to Friday 9:00am-6:00pm. Located at 1426 East Main Street, Albemarle, NC 28001 For an Appointment Call (704) 228-7352 or Simply Walk-in.

Developmental Screening in Albermarle, NC

In order to ensure your child is developing at an average rate, regular developmental screenings are needed. At First Care Medical Clinic in Albermarle, NC, our board-certified doctors have years of experience in this area. Catching any developmental concerns early is crucial to correcting them and getting your child back on track. If left untreated, they could struggle to learn in school and fall behind in their education. Come in today and set up a regular screening schedule at our clinic.

What does developmental screening entail?

When we screen your child at our clinic, we will assess their strengths and identify areas where additional intervention and support would help. Some of the things we commonly screen for include:

  • Speech
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Motor impairments
  • Visual impairments
  • Hearing impairments
  • Learning difficulties

Nearly one in six children benefit from some support, and if started early, many issues can be easily corrected or even prevented.

We will screen your child also for proper social and emotional development. You and your child will complete a survey before each visit. The survey will identify areas that our providers will want to focus on for evaluation. You’ll talk one on one with our experienced doctors about any concerns you have regarding your child, and we can provide referrals to specialists if requested.

What do you look for in developmental screening?

Some of the things we will assess during your child’s screening include:

  • Gross motor skills
  • Fine motor skills
  • Personal & social development
  • Problem-solving.

What are some typical ages when my child should be screened?

Children are frequently screened when they are young to ensure they are on a good developmental track. We want to evaluate them three times a year before they turn two. If everything is on track, a yearly evaluation is usually enough

When should I request a hearing screening?

The symptoms of hearing issues with children are different than with adults. If a child’s behavior changes, a hearing screening is usually a good test to administer. Hearing issues can lead to problems with their speech development and education.

Do you screen for autism?

Yes, we can evaluate your child for autism spectrum disorder. This screening examines their skills, behaviors, interests, and communication through observation and interaction to determine if they have autism. We can screen a child at any age for autism, although generally this can be screened when they are around two years old.

What emotional and behavior screenings do you perform?

At our clinic, we can administer behavioral and psychosocial assessments. These include assessing:

  • Social-emotional functioning
  • Interaction with people
  • Anxiety
  • Communication with people

Ideally, this screening will identify emotional, cognitive, and behavioral issues early, so intervention is possible.

Where are you located?

First Care Medical Clinic is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 6 pm. We accept most major insurances and have self-pay options for the uninsured. Our walk-in clinic in Albermarle is located at 1426 East Main Street, Albemarle, NC 28001. Do you have questions about developmental screenings, or would you like to make an appointment? Call us at (704) 228-7352!

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