FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wailuku, HI, August 19 – On Saturday, September 7, 2013 Imua Family Services, and our team of specialized children’s therapists, is hosting a free drop-in fair at Queen Ka`ahumanu Shopping Center in Kahului. Families can meet and speak with our therapists regarding their children’s strengths and any possible areas of concerns, growth, behavior and development. If parents are unsure of developmental milestones their children should be reaching; this is the perfect opportunity to find out if your child is on track. So if you have questions regarding your child’s development, Imua’s staff will provide answers to empower your child and your family.
Around the Queen’s center stage Imua will set up individual talk story tables where parents can have private one on one conversation with Imua’s highly trained staff. On stage Auntie Ro (Rochelle Dunning, Special Instruction Teacher) and Uncle Deano (Dean Wong, Imua’s Executive Director) entertain with Puppets and sing-a-longs. (see pic attached) Special appearances will include Maui Taiko on stage at 11:30 AM and special guest appearance by Hello Kitty both in the morning and in the afternoon.
Speech Language Pathologist Ashley Jung will be available to communicate in American Sign Language and be able to provide information to families who need to learn to communicate via sign language and participate in ongoing class support. Other Imua therapists on hand to answer questions will include Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Physical Therapists, Special Instruction Teachers and Educators as well as Imua’s Care Coordination services staff.
The event focuses on children from birth through age 6 milestones and development. Each child/family that receives a developmental screening from Imua’s team will receive a coupon for a free train ride on the Cubby Caboose that day!
Imua Family Services is the island’s leader in providing comprehensive early childhood development services to children with developmental delays, special needs and disabilities and to their families with the support and resources needed to achieve their full potential in life. Each year, over 2,500 community members on Maui and Lanai receive support from Imua Family Services through the Infant & Child Development Program, Early Childhood Development Program, Newborn Hearing Screening, and Camp Imua.
If you would like more information about Imua Family Services, please visit our website at www.imuafamilyservices.org or call 244-7467.
Dean Wong Executive Director with puppet “Kai” who is a little slow to speak, Rochelle Dunning Imua Special Instruction Teacher with puppet “Malia” a little girl who wears orthotic leg braces and uses special walkers. Malia and Kai plans to attend E Holomua Kakou!