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CHILD FIND. 8/26/05 1 Child Find2 Child Find  Consistent with requirements of IDEA (300.111) and State Rules (II.A(1-3)), each LEA shall ensure that.

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1 CHILD FIND

2 8/26/05 1 Child Find2 Child Find  Consistent with requirements of IDEA ( ) and State Rules (II.A(1-3)), each LEA shall ensure that all students with disabilities ages 0-21 residing in the LEA who are in need of special education and related services are identified, located, and evaluated.

3 8/26/05 1 Child Find3 Child Find applies to students…  Highly mobile, such as migrant and homeless.  Suspected of having disability even though advancing from grade to grade.  0-21  Private school students.  Includes students from out of state placed by parents or agencies in private schools or residential facilities.

4 8/26/05 1 Child Find4 FIND means..  Search out and find.  Educate staff on signs that student might have a disability.  Playground supervisors, teachers, principals, parents, neighbors.  Be alert but not paranoid.

5 8/26/05 1 Child Find5 How do we find the babies, toddlers, and preschoolers?  Inform hospital, local physicians.  Interagency agreements with public health and early intervention.  Public announcements.  Newspapers.  Posters in school offices.  Flyer at post office.  Grapevine.  Church organizations.

6 8/26/05 1 Child Find6 Clues that child might have a disability  Parents tell a special education teacher or principal that they suspect child has a disability.  Student is struggling academically, functionally, socially, and/or emotionally.

7 8/26/05 1 Child Find7 What if..  Teacher tells principal child may have disability.  Another person refers student for evaluation.  Classroom and school interventions haven’t helped.

8 8/26/05 1 Child Find8 Always  Be alert for students who are having difficulty with educational performance.  What is educational performance?

9 8/26/05 1 Child Find9 Educational Performance  Academic achievement  Functional performance  Developmental markers  Emotional regulation  Social relationships  Communication

10 8/26/05 1 Child Find10 Regular Education Interventions  History of failed classroom interventions and/or programs.  Interventions correctly implemented.  Data collected and analyzed.  Proved ineffective.  Before referring student for special education evaluation.  Applies to some preschoolers.


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