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Child Find



The purpose of child find is to locate and evaluate children who are suspected of having a 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 Physical Therapy.

Who May Refer Children?
Referrals for screening may be made be parents, teachers, physicians, public service agencies, or other concerned individuals.



Child Find Brochure (english)   Child Find Brochure (Spanish)

What is the child Find Process?
Step 1

A screening process may occur to determine the possibility of delays in the development of the child.

Step 2
An evaluation may occur to assess eligibility for pre-school special education programs and to identify the child's strengths and needs.

Step 3
Once eligibility has been established, an individualized program is planned by an IEP ( Individual Educational
Program ) Team, which includes the parent/guardian of the child.
Educational intervention may continue when the child enters school, and may be maintained until the age of 21, depending on the child's individual needs.

Eligibility areas are:
Developmental Delay
Emotional Disturbance
Functional Delay
Hearing Impairment
Intellectually Gifted
Mental Retardation
Multiple Disabilities
Orthopedic/Physical Impairment
Other Health Impairment
Specific Learning Disability
Speech/Language Impairment
Traumatic Brain Injury
Visual Impairment



It is the policy of the Hawkins County School System not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability in its educational programs or employment policies as required by Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, Title IX (1972 Educational Amendments), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.