It is important to rule out hearing loss as a contributing factor when there is a speech/language concern. The Oakland County Health Department provides hearing screening free of charge to four year old preschool children, kindergarten and second grade students. If your child is of this target age and is not enrolled in a school program in which hearing screening is provided, you can contact the Hearing and Vision Department at 248-424-7070. Appointments are available in Pontiac and Southfield.
If you have a concern about hearing and your child does not fall into the target age screened by the health department, please contact the Speech/Language Pathologist at your local elementary school.