Free child development screenings part of event

Imua Family Services and its team of specialized children’s therapists will host a free screening fair at the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday.

Families will have the opportunity to meet and speak with therapists regarding their child’s development, strengths and any possible areas of concerns. The Queen Ka’ahumanu Center stage will be surrounded by individual talk-story sessions where parents can have private one-on-one conversations at a table with Imua’s team of early childhood intervention specialists.

On stage, Auntie Ro (Rochelle Dunning, special instruction teacher) and Uncle Deano (Dean Wong, Imua’s executive director) will entertain keiki with playtime puppets and singalongs.

Special appearances will include Maui Taiko and Queen Ka’ahumanu Center Sanrio’s Hello Kitty.

Speech language pathologists will be available to communicate in American Sign Language for those who need it. Imua Family Services’ staff includes a variety of specialists such as 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. Each child/family that receives a screening from Imua’s team will receive a coupon for a free train ride on the Cubby Caboose (valid that day only).

For more information about Imua Family Services, visit or call 244-7467.