2009-2010. Child find is the process by which students with disabilities are located, evaluated, and identified as needing special education services. Iowa Child Find. Background:. Two-year development process for Statewide Procedures
Combine “best” of procedures into one
First Order Change
More issues than first thought
yet in the harbor
General Education Interventions belong to General Education
No longer required as a prerequisite for special education evaluation
194 files reviewed
Determine alignment of intervention, evaluation and IEPs
18 files from each AEA (more from Heartland)
Stratified random samples
Iowa State University and Department of Education
General Education Interventions 281-41.111(2)
Progress Monitoring 281-41.314
When Disability is Suspected!
Evaluations must be Comprehensive…
Consider all Domains
(e.g., other plausible explanations)
May Exclude Kids!
(from being mislabeled as having a disability)
cultural or ethnic differences, or
school attendance or mobility (multiple moves, different districts).
Just Say “No”…
Don’t Burn Bridges…
Determining Student Needs…
The real purpose of evaluation.
Disability Identification Process
What is Around the Next Corner?
It “ain’t over till it’s over”…
Version 2 has begun…
2nd order change…