Screenings can change a child’s life. In Mississippi, most young kids don’t get them

Katina Spaulding’s daughter started walking at 15 months. Spaulding thought that was normal: This was her first child, and she had no one to compare her to.But when Spaulding enrolled her daughter in the Head Start program in Biloxi, a developmental screening revealed she wasn’t learning at her age level. Additional tests showed the little girl couldn’t hear properly because her eardrum was full of fluid.“That made her walk late, talk late– she wasn’t connecting the dots,” Spaulding said.
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