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Preschool Screening and Birth-to-3 Speech Services

Birth to 3 Speech Services

Are you worried about your toddler’s speech or language?
Contact BHASED Speech-Language Pathologists. We serve children under the age of 3 years with a delay in expressive and/or receptive language.

What do services look like?

Parents and caregivers are a child’s first and most important teachers. Our primary goal is to help families improve their child’s communication skills. Initial play-based evaluation and services are provided in the child’s home or daycare setting by a licensed speech-language pathologist once or twice monthly.

What happens at age 3?

If continued speech-language services are needed, a referral may be made to the local school district. A preschool screening through BHASED may be recommended.

Birth to 3 Years of Age

Jenny Winn
Phone: (309) 865-6919
Email: jwinn@bhased.org

Jill Reynolds
Phone: (309) 865-6924
Email: jreynolds@bhased.org

Preschool Screening

Contact the BHASED Preschool Screening Team for a developmental, behavioral, and speech/language screening.

What is a preschool screening?

Any or all of the following may occur:

  • Individual screening of vocabulary, fine and gross motor, and basic school skills.
  • Questionnaire and interview completed with parents or teachers.

What happens next?

As a result of screening, one or more of the following services may be provided.

  • Additional screening by a speech-language pathologist
  • Referral to the child’s local school district for further evaluation and possible placement in an appropriate early childhood education program
  • Referral to other agencies.

* Screenings are provided throughout the school year in local daycare centers, preschools, and elementary schools. Additional screenings are provided for children not enrolled in daycare or preschool, or who may have missed their public school screening.

Preschool Screening Program
Denice Durbin
Phone: (309) 865-6920
Email: ddurbin@bhased.org