• How is my child evaluated?

    Screening: 

    The SCIU Early Intervention Program screening activities are designed to gather information about the child’s development in several areas:
    • Cognitive and learning skills
    • Large and small motor skills
    • Self-help skills
    • Social skills
    • Speech and language skills

    SCIU staff will collect information about the child’s development. This information is used to determine if further testing is necessary.

    Evaluation:

    Children who do not meet basic developmental standards for their age level are offered a comprehensive evaluation. Parents must give permission for the evaluation to be completed and participate as a partner in the process. The evaluation is completed by a team of highly qualified professionals appropriate for the identified areas of concern. The results of the evaluation are compiled into a written evaluation report.

    To be eligible for preschool special education services, a child must have a qualifying disability or a 25% developmental delay and need specially designed instruction to participate in a preschool setting. A student who is found eligible for services is re-evaluated at least every two years to determine continued eligibility.