CHILD FIND SCREENINGS

SCHEDULE A CHILD FIND SCREENING

To schedule a free Child Find screening, please call or email Kelli Blockley.

Kelli Blockley, ERC Registrar/Attendance Secretary
kblockley@mtbaker.wednet.edu
(360) 617-4515

The Mount Baker School District provides free Child Find screenings to locate and identify children and youth, ages birth through 21 years, with delays or disabilities who may be in need of early intervention or special education services. These screening clinics are held throughout the year on an appointment basis. Upon completion of the screening, a member of the Screening Team will explain the results to the child's parent/guardian. If the screening results indicate the child is having difficulty in one or more areas, a meeting will be scheduled to refer the student for a possible Special Education evaluation.

Areas of Developmental Concern

Examples

Speech and Language (talking)

  • Using words and/or sentences

Learning and Understanding (academic)

  • Readiness to read

  • Readiness for math

  • Reading

  • Spelling and writing

Behavior and/or Social Skills

  • Overactive

  • Uncommunicative

  • Acting out

  • Peer relationships (e.g., does not play well with others)

Self-Help Skills

  • Feeding

  • Dressing

  • Toilet training

Motor Skills (coordination and movement)

  • Fine muscle development (e.g., difficulty drawing)

  • Large muscle development (e.g., difficulty riding pedal toys)

  • Walking (e.g., falls, difficulties with balance, bumps into objects)

Vision and/or Hearing

  • Issues with vision and/or hearing

WHO CAN BE HELPED THROUGH CHILD FIND?

Child Find is a component of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) that requires states to locate, identify, and evaluate all children with disabilities, age's birth through 21 years, who are in need of early intervention or special education services. These include:

  • Learning Disability

  • Developmental Delay

  • Speech or Language Impairment

  • Orthopedic Impairment

  • Hearing Impairment/Deafness

  • Other Health Impairment

  • Visual Impairment/Blindness

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Intellectual Disability

  • Emotional/Behavioral Disability

  • Autism

  • Multiple Disabilities

The Mount Baker School District complies with federal and state Child Find rules and regulations. Child Find applies to all children residing within the district boundaries, including children who attend private schools, home school, highly mobile children, migrant children, homeless children, and children in foster care [20 U.S.C. 1412(a)(3)].