Arkansas Chilren’s Northwest is celebrating Better Speech and Hearing Month.
The hospital will be offering free hearing screenings, speech consultation and ear checks on Friday.
That will be happening from 2-5 p.m. in the afternoon at its location in Springdale.
Ellie Cooper, a speech language pathologist at the hospital, said this is a perfect time for parents to ask professionals about how their child is developing.
“So if parents are concerned about their child’s communication and they just want an informal conversation with a speech pathologist — ‘Is this normal yet?’ ‘Should my child still be saying belt seat?’ that sort of thing’– we’ll be able to talk with them,” said Ellie Cooper, speech language pathologist.
No registration is required for this event. All the organization asks is that you click “going” on its event page on Facebook.