Lauderdale County Schools-Child Find Initative.10-16-19
What is Child Find?
Lauderdale County Schools
Child Find Initiative
The Lauderdale County School System’s Child Find program identifies children between the ages of three and twenty-one with special education needs including developmental delays, specific learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, speech/language impairments, other health impairments, blind, functional delays, impairments, orthopedic impairments, visual impairments, physical impairments, autism, serious emotional disturbance, multiple disabilities, intellectually gifted, and traumatic brain injury. Educational needs will be determined through parent interviews and child evaluations. Areas evaluated may include, but are not limited to: vision, hearing, speech and language, motor, cognitive, and adaptive development.
Following the evaluation, if a child is determined to meet Tennessee State Eligibility Standards and to be in need of special education services, an Individual Education Program (IEP) will be developed for the child. This type of program is a free and appropriate program that meets the child’s educational needs.