The University of Iowa is screening children for reading and writingdifficulties this month. Dr. Ann Michael, director of the Wendell JohnsonSpeech and Hearing Center, says this is the first in a series of preventionprogramsThe free screenings target children between the ages of four-and-a-half tosix through a series of activities. The center staff can then judge if thechild is a candidate for reading and writing trouble.Nationwide, over six percent of children have trouble learning to read andwrite. Michael recommends that all parents have their children screened, butsome medical conditions increase the risk of problems.Screenings at U of I are held Mondays and Tuesdays from one to five p-mthrough September 28th. If you are unable to get to a screening, contactyour school’s speech pathologist or your family doctor. To learn morecontact Dr. Michael at the University of Iowa’s Speech and Hearing Center.
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