Child Find Process for Special Education
In Iowa, the initial evaluation process to determine eligibility for special education services begins with the suspicion of a disability and/or per parent request. If a disability is suspected, a team will seek informed parent consent and begin planning the full and individual initial evaluation. During the evaluation, the team collects, gathers, and documents data in the areas of progress, discrepancy, and need, as well as exclusionary factors. At the conclusion of the initial evaluation, the evaluation team, including the parents, meet to determine eligibility for special education.
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