Do you know of an infant, child, or adolescent who does not learn easily? All individuals develop at their own pace but some have more difficulty than others. There is a way to make a difference for these children and adolescents.
- What is Child Find?
- Who can begin the Child Find process?
- Why should we refer?
- What happens after the individual is referred?
- Who may qualify for special education services?
- What services are available?
- How much do services cost?
- Where can I call for more information?
- The parent(s) or legal guardian will be contacted by Spring Branch personnel.
- Parents and the school will decide if an evaluation is needed. The same group may develop an evaluation plan designed to assess areas of concern.
- An evaluation will be conducted by qualified school district/agency personnel.
- The parents and evaluation personnel will have a meeting to talk about evaluation results, special education eligibility and services
Help is available from your local school district for individuals who have the following disabilities according to federal and state criteria:
- Emotional Disturbance
- Hearing Impairments
- Intellectual Disability
- Multiple Disabilities
- Orthopedic Impairments
- Other Health Impairments
- Specific Learning Disability
- Speech or Language Impairment
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Visual Impairment (including Blindness)
Each individual’s need(s) will be addressed on an individualized basis by a team consisting of:
- public agency representative
- parent(s) or guardian
- evaluation personnel
The team will review evaluation information, discuss eligibility, identify area(s) of need for specialized instruction, including related services such as occupational therapy, physical therapy, or counseling, and develop a plan to fit the needs of the individual.
This information provided by:
Region IV Education Service Center
7145 West Tidwell
Houston, Texas 77092-2096