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Imua Family Services Hosts Free Child Screening Fair, Sept. 6

September 5, 2014, 8:28 PM HST
* Updated November 1, 7:00 AM
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Photo Credit: Imua Family Services/E Holomua 2013 of Uncle Deano with Kai and Aunty Christina with Malia ready to play with the keiki.

Photo Credit: Imua Family Services/E Holomua 2013 of Uncle Deano with Kai and Aunty Christina with Malia ready to play with the keiki.

By Wendy Osher

The Maui-based Imua Family Services nonprofit organization hosts a free screening with a team of specialized children’s therapists at the Queen Kaʻahumanu Shopping Center this Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The organization provides early child development and therapeutic services to children with developmental delays, special needs, and disabilities.  Services are geared toward children from birth to age six and their families.

The staff at Imua Family Services includes specialists in occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, physical therapy, and special instruction teachers.

During the event, therapists will be available to discuss child development with families and caregivers, and share information to aid in their understanding of typical developmental milestones.

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The event features “individual talk-story sessions” in which parents can engage in private one-one-one conversations with members of Imua’s team specialists.

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Event organizers say it is a “perfect opportunity to find out where your child is,” developmentally and provide answers “to empower your child and family.”

On stage, organization executive director Dean Wong, and special instruction teacher Rochelle Dunning, will be on hand to entertain kids with playtime puppets and sing-a-longs.

Event organizers say there will also be special appearances from Maui Taiko and Sanrio’s Hello Kitty from the Queen Kaʻahumanu Center.

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