Child Find Screening
The Auburn School District offers free screening activities for all children ages birth to 21, living in the school district, who are suspected of having a disability. Children are identified through screening activities in their neighborhood schools and through free screening clinics for preschool children. The purpose of the screening is to identify children who may have a disability that may qualify them for special services. Difficulties that may interfere with learning, if identified early, can be brought to the attention of specialists who can begin working with the child. The screening also assists the Auburn School District in planning programs and services for children with special needs. Locating children who may need special help is one way in which the school district is responsive to educational needs of children in the community and can then develop appropriate programs.
Child Find screenings for children three to five years of age are held regularly in selected elementary schools throughout the district. These include: Alpac, Arthur Jacobsen, Bowman Creek, Chinook, Dick Scobee, Gildo Rey, Ilako, Lakeland Hills, Lake View, Terminal Park, and Washington Elementary Schools. The screening will look at the areas of motor skills, communication skills, concepts, self-help, social skills and behavior. Screenings take approximately one hour per child and at least one parent must accompany the child to the screening. Screening results are shared with the parent the day of the screening. Screening for birth to three is done by an inter-district screening team. The location varies.
Due to school closures for the 2020-21 School Year, Child Find will be scheduled on a continuous basis. Please call our office at (253) 931-4927 to begin the process.
For further information, or to make a screening appointment for children, please contact the following:
1) Birth to under three years of age, contact King County Within Reach Family Health Hotline at 1-800-322-2588
2) Three to five years of age, contact the Student Special Services office at (253) 931-4927
3) School-age children, please contact the counselor at your neighborhood school.