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Child Find

Child Find is an on-going process of locating, identifying, and evaluating the needs of all children with disabilities from age 3 through age 21. Child Find applies to all children, including children who attend private, home, and public schools.
For more information please call the GCISD Child Find Office at (817)251-5488

 Early Childhood Developmental Review

The Early Childhood Developmental Review process for children ages 3-5 are scheduled bimonthly at the district's Special Education Center located inside the Professional Development and Education Center at 5800 Colleyville Blvd., Colleyville, TX. The purpose of the Early Childhood Developmental Review is to determine if more in-depth, formal evaluation is necessary in any of the eligibility categories. The events are intended to involve input from parents; diagnostic staff including a Speech-Language Therapist; nurse; one or more special education teachers; and, depending on the student's unique needs, additional personnel including but not limited to occupational therapist, physical therapist, and psychologist.
GCISD works in collaboration with Early Childhood Intervention of Tarrant County (ECI) to promote a smooth transition from 0-3 year-old services to GCISD 3-21 year-old district services. GCISD special services begins work with parents 90-120 days prior to the child's third birthday to determine if there is a special education eligibility. If the child is found eligible, the district works with parents to prepare a plan for serving the child coinciding with the child's third birthday. The early childhood developmental review process includes the following areas:
  • brief background history
  • vision and hearing
  • speech and language
  • developmental areas of motor, concepts, and language
For more information about the review process, contact the Child Find Office (817)251-5488
A Parent's Guide to Early Childhood Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education