- school administrator
- parent(s) or guardian
- evaluation personnel
Services for Preschool Children Referral Information
Children between the ages of 3 and 5 whose parents or legal guardians live within the
boundaries of RYSS Charter School may be referred for screening. These referrals can be made by contacting the Preschool Programs for Children with Disabilities Assessment Center. This referral may occur at any time during the year.
Referrals may be initiated by:
Private Child Care Centers
Private Preschool Teachers
Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Program for children who are birth to 3 years of age
Special Education Services for Preschool Children
Special education services are designed to help preschool children who may experience educational difficulties because of identified disabilities.
Children must meet Texas Education Agency (TEA) criteria for one or more of the following disabilities and demonstrate a need for special education services:
Other Health Impairment
Traumatic Brain Injury
Non-Categorical Early Childhood
Screening at the PPCD Assessment Center will determine if the child requires further evaluation. A preschool speech evaluation or Full and Individual Evaluation (FIE) may need to be scheduled. The FIE team consists of an educational diagnostician, a speech/language pathologist, a PPCD instructional specialist and other professionals such as occupational therapist, physical therapist, vision or hearing specialists as needed. The parents are invited to be part of the team.
Admission, Review & Dismissal
In order to receive special education services an Admission, Review, and Dismissal
(ARD) Committee meeting is required. Only this committee can establish the child's category of disability, develop an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and decide on an appropriate educational placement.
Individualized Education Program
An individualized education program (IEP) is developed for each child qualifying for services. The IEP is based on the child's present level of performance determined during the evaluation. Measurable annual goals and objectives for each child are developed to address educational needs. These goals and objectives are written in a collaborative manner with parent input.
Related services are available to children eligible for special education services. This term means corrective and supportive services required to allow a child with a disability to benefit from special education services. The term includes, but is not limited to:
Child Find Notice
RYSS is responsible for identifying, locating and evaluating all children with disabilities who are in need of special education and related services within the school district's boundaries. If you know of such a child, please contact:
RYSS - Special Education Department
Mr. Nicholas Smith, Chairperson