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Children's Specialized Hospital to Offer Free Speech Screening for Children on May 2

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Children’s Specialized Hospital will offer  free speech and language screenings for children ages 3-5 on Saturdays May 2 and 9 at the Scotch Plains Public Library (1927 Bartle Ave. in Scotch Plains) from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon. 

Appointments are requested; please call (908) 322-5007 ext. 209 to schedule. For questions about the screening, please contact Children’s Specialized Hospital speech language pathologist Michelle Plotnick, MS, CCC-SLP at (908) 301-5156.

Children’s Specialized Hospital is the nation’s leading provider of inpatient and outpatient care for children from birth to 21 years of age facing special health challenges — from chronic illnesses and complex physical disabilities like brain and spinal cord injuries, to developmental and behavioral issues like autism and mental health.

At 13 different NJ locations, the hospital's pediatric specialists partner with families to make our many innovative therapies and medical treatments more personalized and effective. For help or more info, call 888-CHILDRENS; visit www.childrens-specialized.org, Facebook: www.facebook.com/childrensspecialized or Twitter: www.twitter.com/childrensspecnj

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