Speech, Hearing and Vision Screenings at Aspen Academy

  • Health and Wellness
Jessie Skipwith

Aspen Academy is committed to supporting a family’s role in ensuring positive, individualized developmental outcomes for all children within this community. We are proud to offer these screening opportunities each year. The screenings provide feedback on your child’s hearing, vision, speech, and motor development. A questionnaire is sent home with each family that can complete on parents’ own time that screens for behavioral, adaptive and mental health development.  If concerns exist in the behavioral or mental health areas, you can share this with Jessie Skipwith and move forward with individualized and personalized recommendations for next steps.  Knowledge is power for our teachers, families and children.

Feedback from screenings can facilitate understanding possible challenges that a student is experiencing.  While screening does not provide a diagnosis, it can provide a focus for more in-depth evaluation that can guide needed intervention and other support.  Screening provides families tools to dig a bit deeper as they work with the school to support their child’s success. 

Having a common language based on feedback from a screening:

  • Improves understanding of a child’s needs so they can achieve their personal bests in all areas of development
  • Enhances communication between home and school
  • Fosters effective collaboration between teaching team and supports

Thank you for your commitment to positive development and support. If you have any questions please reach out directly to Jessie Skipwith. Compass Developmental Consultants is also available to answer any questions you might have directly (www.compassdevelopmentalconsultants.com | 720-417-3038 | compassdevelopmental@gmail.com)

Cost: $150

When: By appointment after Teacher Conferences. Weekend dates will be October 30th and 31st. Please email Jessie Skipwith to be added to our Screening List.

Where: COVID responsive assessments will be offsite. One medical office location will be in Littleton and one medical office location will be in South Denver.

 

About the Author

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Jessie Skipwith is the Director of Elevate, Licensed School Counselor, and Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Aspen Academy.

Jessie comes to Aspen Academy with over 20 years of experience in educational leadership and student engagement. He has held head of school positions at elementary, middle and high schools, ran an all-school counseling department, provided private practice counseling services for families and individuals, and has served as the executive director of an education non-profit supporting low-income, English language learners from throughout the greater Denver area. He is a voracious reader of books about how students learn, how families and communities support developing young people, as well as books on progressive, innovative and dynamic new solutions to many of today’s life challenges. Jessie loves that Aspen Academy provides families and students with a small, nurturing and safe environment that encourages students to take healthy risks, to push themselves beyond their comfort zones, and that it inspires insatiable curiosity and wonder in students as they pursue their passions to help make the world a better place to live for all people. Outside of work, he loves to spend time with his wife and two children and enjoying Colorado’s great outdoors while hiking, golfing or skiing.