Speech, Language, and Hearing Screenings at Bloomsburg YMCA Preschool
The Speech Pathology and Audiology graduate clinicians from The Bloomsburg University Speech, Hearing and Language Clinic recently conducted screenings at the Bloomsburg Area YMCA Preschool. Graduate students, Caitlin Sullivan, Makenzie Stutzman, Katlyn Wise and Emily Moyer, conducted screenings under the supervision of certified/licensed Speech-Language Pathologist Jennifer Alberti. Director of the YMCA, Vicki Mihalik, welcomes the group each year to screen her 3-4 and 4-5 year old classes. The results will aid in the early identification of speech, language, or hearing difficulties which may interfere with communication and future academic performance. Test results indicating whether or not further assessment is needed were sent home with the preschoolers the day of the screening. Not only was hearing directly tested, but speech, receptive language, and expressive language were also evaluated. This is a wonderful outreach that benefits both the university students as well as the preschoolers.