Screening FAQ

What will happen when we arrive? You will check in at the SHES office upon arrival and we will guide you to the preschool pod. There will be a brief introduction to staff members. At this time staff members will lead your child into the screening area. Your confidence at the time of separation is the best way to make this a smooth transition. However, you are also welcome to walk with your child to the screening area and help them get settled.

What will my child be doing while I wait? Our early childhood staff will engage your child in games and play activities while observing the following developmental areas: cognitive, speech and language, fine motor, gross motor, and social/emotional skills. A standardized screening tool is used for these observations. We also screen every child's vision and hearing.

When will I find out the result of the screening? After screenings are over the screening team reviews all of the information on each child to determine eligibility for the program. The results and recommendations are shared with parents/guardians during your scheduled consultation with the school psychologist.

What happens next? Depending on the information you provided and what we observe on screening day, our team will make a recommendation. These may include:

  • Parents work with the student at home and come back in six months for a screening to check progress.
  • Further evaluation. With your consent a more formal evaluation may be conducted in one or more developmental areas.
  • A peer model spot or placement on a waiting list.

 

 

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