Online Developmental Screening with Help Me Grow Yolo County

Learn how to complete a free and confidential developmental screening on your mobile device with Help Me Grow yolo County.

Understanding your child's frustrating behaviors- Basics

In this video, Nicole Mion, an Early Intervention Specialist and Child Development Master Teacher from the Northern California Children's Therapy Center's Help Me Grow Yolo County program, will describe common frustrations between child and caregiver and walk you through how you can better understand each other.
Topics include Managing Expectations (yours and theirs) and Managing Transitions

Typical Speech Development

Peri Walker, a speech therapist talks about typical speech language development and potential red flags.

Transitioning from Sitting to All Fours

Rika Matsuda, PT demonstrates how to facilitate helping children transition from sitting position to being on all fours.

Transitioning from laying to sitting

Rika Matsuda, physical therapist, demonstrates how to facilitate helping children transition from laying position to sitting.

Elli Seal-Mayr, occupational therapist, discussing sleeping issues for young children.

Oral Motor Exercises

Peri Walker, speech therapist, discusses oral motor skills-movements in mouth used for speech and eating and exercises to do at home.

Handwashing

Andrea Krause, occupational therapist, discussing early self care skill handwashing. Topics include Managing Expectations (yours and theirs) and Managing Transitions

Floortime

Peri Walker, a speech therapist talks about floortime, a play based developmental approach that can be used with any child.

Dressing

Andrea Krause, occupational therapist, discussing how parents can work with their children on getting dressed.

Crawling

Rika Matsuda, physical therapist, demonstrates how to facilitate helping children transition from laying position to sitting. Topics include Managing Expectations (yours and theirs) and Managing Transitions

Common Signs

Katie Nguyen, speech pathologist, shows common signs that can be used with young children.

Chewing Skills

Peri Walker, a speech therapist talks how to help your child's chewing skills, specifically from puree to solid food.

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What is Help Me Grow Yolo County?

Help Me Grow Yolo County is a proud program of the Northern California Children’s Therapy Center and First 5 Yolo. First 5 Yolo funds Help Me Grow Yolo County and aggregate data is shared by First 5 Yolo.

The mission of Help Me Grow Yolo County is to promote healthy development for every child in our community. We offer free and confidential services connecting families with children birth to 5 to community resources. Providing families with information and resources that strengthen families and address their individual needs. We help families who have questions about their child’s developmental milestones; when to be concerned and who to go to for more support.

Help Me Grow is a comprehensive and integrated national system designed to address the need for early identification of developmental and/or behavioral concerns and to link children and their families to community-based developmental and behavioral services and supports.

Early detection and connection to services lead to the best outcomes for children with developmental or behavioral challenges.
Early detection and intervention are critical for optimal outcomes for children, but too often children miss this opportunity. Help Me Grow Yolo County provides free developmental screenings to promote early detection and intervention.

Help Me Grow supports families, child health care, early care and education, and human service providers. The community can use Help Me Grow to identify early signs of developmental or behavioral concerns and the available community resources to address their needs.

By calling the Help Me Grow Yolo County at 1-844-410-GROW (4769) or emailing us at information@helpmegrowyolo.org, parents, childcare providers, early educators, and health care providers can access all services for all young children who live in Yolo County in real-time. If they would like further information, a free developmental screening is offered to determine any areas of concern. After identifying areas of concern, HMG provides information and connections to community-based resources.

The Help Me Grow System

The core components of the Help Me Grow system have been shown to decrease medical costs, build family resilience and protective factors, as well as maximize the efficiency of social service networks by creating a pathway for access to services through a central utilization model. Help Me Grow is here to help families access existing resources for children through age five. The core components of the Help Me Grow system are:

  • A telephone access point that links families of young children with sources of support and services to address concerns about a child’s health, development, behavior and learning in a child’s first five years of life.
  • Child health care and education provider outreach training’s to educate our community about child development and the importance of early detection and intervention.
  • Community outreach to promote the use of Help Me Grow and to provide networking opportunities for the community.
  • Data collection to understand all aspects of the Help Me Grow system, including the identification of gaps and barriers in order to provide more effective services.

For more information about:
Help Me Grow National, please click here Help Me Grow California, please click here First 5 California, click here First 5 Yolo, please click here Northern California Children’s Therapy Center, click here