Prospect Heights School D23
Screening Dates
Child Find is a component of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that requires states to identify, locate, and evaluate all children with disabilities, between the ages of birth to 21, who are in need of early intervention or special education services. Child Find is a continuous process of public awareness activities, screening and evaluation designed to locate, identify, and refer as early as possible all young children with disabilities and their families who are in need of Early Intervention Program (Part C) or Preschool Special Education (Part B/619) services. 
Screening dates have been established for the purposes of identifying students who are not yet of school age and are eligible for Special Education services. Please contact Chrys Sroka for more information.
August 26, 2016
September 16, 2016
October 7, 2016
November 11, 2016
December 9, 2016
January 13, 2017
February 24, 2017
March 10, 2017
April 21, 2017
May 12, 2017

Within the Prospect Heights School District, our Child Find team consists of a coordinator, specialized services specialist, psychologist, social worker, speech/language pathologist, occupational therapist, physical therapist, nurse, and a language liaison. We conduct the assessments for: 1) any child birth-to-three who may need early intervention services (PIE), all children who go through the EPIC developmental screenings and who need a full case study evaluation or speech/language evaluation, and any child who attends a private/parochial school within the district’s boundaries who may need a speech/language evaluation. A school age child who attends a private/parochial school and may need an evaluation will be served by their resident school’s individual problem solving team.

Developmental Screening Components
      Hearing / Vision
      Language Proficiency Test / If language other than English is spoken in the home
      DIAL-3 (Developmental Indicators for the Assessment of Learning) – Third Edition - Areas assessed: Language, Motor, Cognition
      Palm Beach Speech Screening / If referred by screening personnel – conducted by the Speech Pathologist.
      Parent Interview with Nurse and Social Worker (health history and social-developmental history)
      Brief intake with screening staff to determine eligibility for further evaluation and/or for the EPIC pre-school program
      Domain and consent / on site with the parent (if further evaluation is needed) 
Achieving Excellence in Learning Through an Equitable Education for All!
700 N. Schoenbeck Rd.  Prospect Heights, IL 60070    P: 847.870.3850
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