Early childhood evaluations
What is a developmental delay?
Children develop at their own pace and can vary in reaching milestones. However, it’s helpful for parents or caretakers to be aware of any red flags in the developmental areas. Diagnosis and early treatment can help significantly.
Use the document below as a preliminary guide for measuring developmental milestones.
Pam Edstrom & Joe Lamberton Early Childhood Evaluation Center
Evaluations for kids ages 3 to 5 years old
The Early Childhood Evaluation Center provides assessment services to help identify children ages 3 through 5 who may have developmental delays.
Schedule an appointment by calling 360-313-4853. Clinic hours are by appointment only.
If your family is living in a temporary situation, you may contact the district where you are staying to attend a screening.
During your family’s appointment at the early childhood center, the evaluation team will gather background information and conduct a developmental screening with your child. Your child’s vision and hearing also will be screened during this time. The team will review the results of the screening with you at the end of the appointment. Working as a team, we will determine the next steps for your child.
In some cases, children need further evaluation. If this is the case for your child, another appointment will be scheduled to further assess your child’s area(s) of need. Children may be assessed in the areas of speech and language, fine and gross motor skills, adaptive skills, social skills or cognition skills. The early childhood evaluation team consists of a school psychologist, a speech and language pathologist, a physical therapist, an occupational therapist, an audiologist, a nurse and a special education teacher. Additional specialists can be brought in if needed.
If a child is eligible for services, an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) will be created to address his or her needs.
Students who are identified as needing services may be served in a variety of different settings based on your child’s unique needs. During the IEP meeting, you and the team will determine your child’s placement for services. As a parent, you are an active part of this process.
Early Support for Infants and Toddlers
Evaluation for children ages birth to 3 years old
Several agencies partner with us to provide a full range of services for infants and toddlers, from birth to 3 years of age.
Agencies include Innovative Services NW Pediatric Therapy, Clark College Child and Family Studies Early Intervention Program and Educational Service District 112’s Early Intervention Program.
Call to schedule an appointment.