Special Education Process

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The Issaquah School District's Childfind Program is designed to locate and offer assistance to infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children, between the ages of birth and 21, who may have developmental delays or learning problems. Early identification of problems can make a big difference in a child's future school success.

Identification for Infants and Toddlers

For infants and toddlers, birth to age three, the Issaquah School District has contracts with local agencies to determine if your child is following a typical pattern of development. If your child demonstrates developmental delays, he/she can receive intervention services through these birth to three agencies. For more information, contact ECE Transition Specialist Jackie Funk at 425-837-4078 or email her at funkj@issaquah.wednet.edu.

Identification for 3-5 year olds

Free screenings are provided for children between the ages of three and five to identify preschoolers with possible delays in speech and language, fine and gross motor skills, cognitive/concept development, adaptive skills, and behavior.

If you have questions or concerns about your preschooler's development please contact Jennifer Wiechert, Early Childhood Specialist at 425-837-7044 or wiechertj@issaquah.wednet.edu.

Identification for students grades K-12

Contact your building principal, school psychologist or the school counselor if you have concerns with your school age child's school performance. The building Guidance Team is the group working together to problem-solve issues related to a student's school performance. Areas of concern may be academic, behavioral, social-emotional, physical, or communication.

Private School Students

If you are parents of private school or homeschooled students residing in Issaquah you may contact the school psychologist for your neighborhood school to request an evaluation for special education services for your student. If you are unsure which school is your neighborhood school you may contact the Special Services Department.