Do you have a child or know of a child who seems to have difficulty learning?
Help is available.
The purpose of Child Find is to locate and evaluate children who are suspected of having a disability. If it is determined that the disability interferes with learning, special education and/or related services may be recommended. Related services may include (but are not limited to): Speech/Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Counseling Services.
Who may refer children?
Anyone can refer a child, including:
- Parents/legal guardians
- Other family members
- School personnel
- Child care providers
- Community agencies
- Infant & toddler programs
When should a child be referred to Child Find?
- When birth complications or a medical disorder interferes with development and/or learning
- When the child seems to have difficulty understanding simple directions
- When the child seems to have difficulty hearing or seeing
- When you or others outside the family don't understand the child's speech
- When the child appears to be learning slower than other children his/her age
- When the child appears to have social or emotional difficulties that affect his/her ability to learn