Preschool Special Education
Special Learning & Eligibility for Services
Evaluations and special education services or programs are provided for children ages 3 to 5 who have or are suspected of having a disability that effects their learning. When your child is referred to the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE), you will be asked to select one of the approved evaluation teams and sign a consent form for your child to be evaluated at no cost to you or your family. A copy of the evaluation report will be provided to you and other CPSE members. The committee will then meet to review the evaluation results and determine your child's eligibility for services as a preschooler with a disability based on eligibility criteria established by the New York State Education Department (NYSED).
Individualized Education Program
If your child is found to be an eligible preschool student with a disability, you and the other CPSE members will write an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for your child that will list the special education services to be provided, how often and for how long. Services may include:
- Instruction From a Special Education Teacher
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Speech Therapy
These services may take place at home, daycare, a community preschool setting or any other child care location. If the committee feels it is necessary, your child may also be placed in a special education classroom for which transportation is also provided. Funding for these special education services and programs is provided by Wyoming County along with funds from the State and Medicaid.
Referrals can be made to the CPSE chairperson in your school district.
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