Child Outreach

  • To schedule a screening, please call (401) 278-0517

      

    The Providence Public Schools conducts free Child Outreach Screenings for children 3 to 5 years of age. The program provides families with information about their child’s development and offers information about other resources that are available in the community. Child Outreach is a program sponsored by the RI Department of Education and the Providence Public School Department.

      

    There are five components of the screening which are as follows:

    1. Developmental – this component shows your child’s learning skills in a variety of areas: movement, language, thinking, socialization, and behavior. Your child will be doing special activities such as hopping, counting , drawing, following directions, identifying pictures and copying shapes, to name a few.
    2. Speech – this screening shows how your child expresses himself/herself. After warming up through conversation your child will be asked to say a number of words. This helped to check his/her ability to pronounce certain sounds that are appropriate for your child’s age. This is called articulation. The second part of the speech screening focuses on expressive language: your child’s ability to verbally express him/her.
    3. Hearing – a screening which shows how your child’s hearing is at the time of the screening. This should never take the place of an audiological exam if you suspect your child may have a hearing loss.
    4. Vision – a screening using an eye chart, probably very similar to the eye chart at your pediatrician’s office.
    5. Social/Emotional – this screening is a questionnaire that you are asked to fill out in helping us to determine the needs of your child, if any, in this area.

     

     

     

    If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call (401) 278-0517.

    To schedule a screening, please e-mail childoutreachscreening@ppsd.org.

     

    If you require further information, contact Kimberly OConnell at (401) 456-9100 extension 11325 or Kimberly.OConnell@ppsd.org.