New York State mandates that all children entering kindergarten be screened. The purpose of screening is to briefly assess your child's development in the areas of: academics, speech/language abilities, fine/gross motor skills, and vision/hearing. Support services (e.g. Speech Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Academic Intervention Support) may be available to assist your child if they demonstrate weakness in any of these areas and it directly impacts their academic success. Please keep in mind, this screening is only a snapshot of your child's abilities at that moment in time.