My Preschool child does not appear to be performing skills or developing at the same rate as other children his/her age. Does the Mesa Public School district assist parents in addressing these concerns?
|A.||Preschool screening is required as part of state and federal Child Find
mandates. Parents may request screening for children ages 2 years 6
months to 5 years of age throughout the year to determine if there is a
developmental need warranting additional evaluation. Screening are
conducted at the Student Services Center, and appointments can be
made by calling (480) 472-0703.
||Can my regular education student ride the special education bus
with his brother?
|A.||Yes, as long as there is room and with the understanding that the regular
education student may lose the privilege if the seat is needed for a special
||How can my student get OT services?|
|A.||Please contact your student's teacher and ask her/him to submit a request
for a consultation from the OT Department. A form will be sent home to get
your permission to do the consultation. Once the consultation is complete a
meeting will be set up to go over the results. Please note, OT in the school
setting must relate to one of the academic goals a student is working on.
||When I move into Mesa Public School District, and my child was
receiving special education services in another district, who should
I let know?
|A.||You should bring any records to the school that you have concerning special
education. Let the registrar know that your child is currently receiving services
in special education. The registrar will give your information to the school
psychologist. The school psychologist will review the information. The
appropriate school members will review and meet with you to discuss the
program your child may need.
|Q.||How do I get Speech services for my child?
|A.||If you are concerned that your child's speech or language development is
delayed, you should contact your child's teacher or the speech pathologist
at your child's school. You will be given some paperwork to complete in order
to assist the team in determining if an evaluation is necessary.
|Q.||My child receives assistance from the teacher for the learning dis-
abled. What does she do to ensure my child is receiving instruction
on the state standards that the rest of the class receives?
|A.||Your child's special education teacher will be developing plans and
instruction to meet the IEP goals identified by the IEP team. She will also
be consulting and working with your child's grade level teacher to try and
bridge the gap from his current functioning level to grade level. This is
accomplished through different instructional strategies. The communication
between the general and special education teachers is important to rein-
force the skill strengths of the students as well as the areas that require