The evaluation team includes a Speech-Language Pathologist and an Educational Diagnostician. The team may also include any of the following professionals based upon the student's unique needs: Licensed Specialist in School Psychology, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, Deaf or Hard of Hearing Specialist, and/or Visual Impairment Specialist.
Play Based Assessment
The preschool evaluation team uses a play based assessment approach to evaluate preschool aged children in Anna ISD. Play based assessments provide a flexible, dynamic and holistic perspective on your child’s individual development, including their strengths and needs. This assessment process also recognizes the importance of play as a natural context for development, and acknowledges the expertise and contributions of family members as well as of a variety of early childhood professionals. Families are involved in all portions of the assessment, and are treated as partners in the assessment process.
Admission/Review/Dismissal (ARD) meeting will be held within 30 calendar days from the date of the full individual evaluation. Should the ARD Committee determine that the student is eligible to receive special education services, an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) will be developed by the ARD Committee for your child. At a minimum, the ARD Committee includes parents/guardians, teachers, evaluator, and an administrator/principal.
If your child is 3-5 years of age and you are concerned, call 972.924.1016.
Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)
Special Education service provided for children ages 3-5 who meet specific eligibility criteria and demonstrate a need for specially designed instruction. Services are provided to meet the unique and individual needs of each student who has been identified with a disability. Anna ISD offers a continuum of service options based upon the least restrictive environment or the child’s natural environment if he/she did not have a disability.
Service options might include the following:
Speech and/or Language Services
Integrated Preschool Classroom
Self-Contained Early Childhood Special Education Classroom
As a parent/guardian of a child who resides within the Anna ISD boundaries, you have the right to request a preschool evaluation for your child at any time. There is no cost associated with this evaluation.