By CLYDE FORD
Staff Writer, Charles Town
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Jefferson County health care professionals are donating their time Saturday to help screen youngsters from newborns to age 5 for problems that could block their development.
The screening program, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Moose Lodge on W.Va. 9 in Ranson, is meant to help catch any problems that could keep children from developing fully, said Cathy Spence, a Head Start teacher. The screening is free to all children from newborns to 5 years old, she said.
About 30 to 50 professionals are expected to be offering tests Saturday, she said. Hearing specialists, optometrists, speech therapists, physicians, occupational and physical therapists, and developmental specialists will be there.