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    Students ages 3-4

     
    Spring ISD's Special Education Department schedules appointments to screen 3- or 4-year old children whose parents believe their child may have a speech/language, emotional/behavior, physical or cognitive disability.

    The screening appointment may be scheduled by calling 281-891-8290

    The screening is designed to identify children with potential disabilities that may qualify them for the District's special education programs.

    Parents who can answer "yes" to any of the following questions may wish to consider having their pre-school child screened:

    • Language needs -- Are you worried because your child is not talking? Are you the only one who can understand your child?
    • Learning problems -- Is your child having difficulty learning new concepts such as color identification or counting?
    • Emotional problems -- Does your child seem to have many fears and worries or be constantly afraid? Is he/she overly aggressive or withdrawn and unresponsive?
    • Physical difficulties -- Does your child seem to have trouble seeing people or objects? Does your child seem to have trouble hearing voices or other sounds, or is he/she usually quiet? Has a physician diagnosed your child as blind or as having a severe hearing loss? Is there any special health or physical problems?

    The screening will be conducted by our appraisal specialists.  If the appraisal specialists determine that a deficit exists in one or more of the developmental areas, a full & individual evaluation for special education services will be scheduled with parental consent.  The timeline to complete a full & individual evaluation for special education is 45 school days.

     

    Students ages 5 and Older

    If you would like to request an evaluation to see if your child is eligible for special education supports and services, please contact us at 281-891-6265 or email us at childfind@springisd.org. We will contact you and the Student Support Specialists at your child’s campus to collect additional information about your child’s progress in school to assist in making the decision about whether or not we will move forward with your request. We will notify you of our decision within fifteen school days.

     

    Additional information about Special Education and your rights as the parent of a child with a disability, can be found at these links:

    Parents’ Guide to the ARD Process: English             Parent’s Guide to the ARD Process: Spanish

    Notice of Procedural Safeguards: English                 Notice of Procedural Safeguards: Spanish

    Partners Resource Network                                           Texas Parent to Parent

     

    Information about services available to your child following his/her graduation from high school can be found at these links:

    Texas Transition and Employment Guide: English  

    Texas Transition and Employment Guide: Spanish