Year by Year: Early Intervention, Early Screening and Special Education Evaluation
Andrew M.I. Lee, JD
From the day kids are born, we want the best for them. But sometimes, they fall behind in areas like physical ability, language, and school. The good news is your state or your local public school may be able to help.
Depending on your child’s age, here’s where to get help if your child is behind.
Birth Through Age 2
Where to get help: Early intervention from your state
Does your baby or toddler seem to be behind other kids in development?
Where to get help: Special education from the public school
Is your child having difficulty and not making progress in school?
You might see your child…
Not reading or doing math at grade level
Disrupting class or not behaving
Not holding a pencil correctly
Struggling to follow directions
Your child may qualify for an
with free special education services. This could include instruction tailored to your child’s unique needs. Another option is a
with accommodations, like technology or extra time, to help your child work around barriers to learning.