Preschool Special Education
Who Do We Serve?
· From birth: BISD provides services to children beginning at birth if the child is eligible for services due to vision and/or hearing loss.
· Ages 3 – 5: BISD provides services starting at age 3 for a child that is identified as eligible for special education services.Why Is Early Intervention Important?
Early education can be critical because of the amount of learning that takes place in the preschool years. Children learn by exploring their environment through their play activities.
How Is Eligibility For Special Education Services Determined?
BISD will use information from a variety of sources including parent referral information, observation, and "team" evaluation determine eligibility according to state and federal guidelines. The services provided are determined by an Individual Education Planning Team Committee. The parents are part of this committee.
Areas of Instruction
Instruction is based on individual needs of the child and instruction is provided in developmental areas that lead to school readiness
- reading readiness
- math readiness
- gross motor
- fine motor
Other related services may be provided in order to support acquisition of skills.
Where Are Preschool Special Education Services Provided
A continuum of special education services is available to BISD such as speech-language therapy services only, general education services with modifications/supports and/or self-contained special education services. Each child receives services based in his/her individualized educational plan.
How to Make a Referral for Preschool Special Education Services.
To make a referral or obtain additional information contact your neighborhood school or (817) 547-5725.
NOTE: SERVICES PROVIDED AT NO COST TO THE PARENTIf you have any questions,please contact Jamie Thomas at ( 817) 547-5725 or Email Jamie Thomas.