Would You Like To Know
If Your Child's Development Is On Track?
A Screening May Just Be The Option You Are Looking For
By using international recognized test batteries as well as observations made by our Kinderkineticists, a screening is a process of identifying apparently healthy children who may be at risk of a motor problem, neuro-motor developmental delay, learning difficulty or physical condition such as scolioses or flat feet.
A screening can also help to detect co-morbid conditions to motor deficits such as ADHD or Autism. Parents can then be offered information, further tests and/or appropriate treatment to reduce the risk and/or any complications arising from the delay, problem or condition.
Schools book our Kinderkineticists to perform group siftings or screenings to identify children who are at risk or who will benefit from either full assessments, referrals and/or therapy. However, parents often ask for their child to be screened to determine if the child's development is on par.
Some parents are also interested in stimulating their children's development at home and therefore ask for exercises that can boost their children's development. A screening can then be used to determine a baseline of the children's abilities before providing additional exercises.
If one of our Kinderkineticists are contracted to a school as an in-house Kinderkineticist, they are also able to identify which children will benefit from a full assessment based on their regular screenings, general assessments, observations as well as a child's overall participation in the group classes.
A screening is further useful to quickly and informally determine a child's progress in therapy. It is also useful to get a complete picture of a child's global development if it's information is combined with the results from a full assessment.
A Full Assessment?
A screening takes about 20 – 30 minutes to complete whereas a full assessment can take anything between 1 - 4 hours, depending on the age of the child and what aspects are being assessed.
A screening is usually done in groups at a school and therefore saves a lot of time. It also use minimal equipment. On the other hand, a full assessment is done individually and goes into more detail to identify problematic areas that require more attention.
For these reasons, the fee with regards to a screening is much less in comparison to a full assessment.
The downfall to a screening is that a child may have a "good day" and thus “slip” through the cracks if the school does not have an in-house Kinderkineticist who can observe the children on a weekly basis and can assist in identifying possible developmental problems whilst presenting the classes.
However, a screening does give a good indication of a child’s development, especially with the help of a medical history form and feedback questionnaires from both the teacher and/or parents.
At Kwanda Kinetics,
We Can Screen And Help Determine The Following ...
Based On Experience As Well As The Use Of Certain Test Batteries,
Our Centre Is Further Able To Identify The Following Areas
That Might Be In Need For Further Assessment Or Intervention:
Speech and language related problems
Sensory processing difficulties
Fine motor problems
Parents & Professionals
Parent at preschool
Thanks so much for your effort in assessing her and for this report. It really encourages us to believe more in our daughter.
Parent of Josh
at one of our schools
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your dedication and hard work with Josh. He thoroughly enjoys Kwanda Kinetics. Thank you for the report and the effort that goes into constructing such a detailed document.
Parent at preschool
Thank you for this fantastic report and exercises.
Thank you especially for the exceptional contribution you are making to Liora's development.
At Our Practice
Bring your child to our practice for a quick screening if you would like to know if your child's development is on par. This is the preferred option if you would like to stimulate your child to reach his/her full potential!
Book a Kinderkineticist to screen the children at your school. Depending on the children's age, we have different options available. It will be one of the best investments that you can make with regards to your children's future.