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CONTACT: BECKY SOGLIN
2130 Medical Laboratories
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-6660; fax (319) 335-8034
e-mail: becky-soglin@uiowa.edu

Release: Feb. 2, 2000

UI offers free screenings for children at risk for reading, writing difficulties

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Center will offer free screenings to identify children ages 4 1/2 to 6 who are at risk for developing reading and writing problems. The screenings will be Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., from Feb. 1 to March 30.

Children with language delays and/or a family history of reading problems are candidates for the one-hour screening procedure. Center staff will provide results and recommendations for follow-up care.

For more information, call Ann Michael, Ph.D., center director, at (319) 335-8698 or to make an appointment, call (319) 335-8736.