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As adoptive and foster parents, we know that this journey to care for children who have experienced trauma and loss early in life can be challenging. We've complied the following list of resources to help you along the way but if you don't quite know where to begin feel free to check out our FAQ section here. If you have any questions or just want to connect with someone in person, please feel free to reach out to us!
LMFT, Adoptive Parent, Alliance Leader
What is developmental screening and why is it important?
Not every delay is visible to the eye. Developmental delays and disabilities, such as autism, emotional disturbances, speech and
language disorders often go undetected until a child enters elementary school. Study after study has shown that the earlier a delay is recognized and intervention is begun, the better the child’s chance of substantial improvement. Developmental screening is one of the best things you can do to ensure a child’s success in school and life (which is why so many organizations have made it a top priority.) If you have a foster or adoptive child, make sure to ask your social worker if your child has been screened.