The Seattle Times


Monday, January 13, 2014

Controversy plagues school mental health screening

Matthew Palma poses for a photo with Stephanie Dana-Schmidt during a November play therapy session at school in West Palm Beach, Fla. Matthew attended play sessions as part of Primary Project, which screens 3,000 kindergarten and first-graders in Palm Beach County each year through a one-page assessment completed by teachers. Matthew's mom says his confidence improved dramatically and the now fifth grader isn't afraid to talk to adults or raise his hand in class.