Ages 3-5

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  • Before Evaluation – Screening, RtI, Referral, Consent
  • Evaluation Procedures
  • After Evaluation – Eligibility, IEE
  • Reevaluation

Diagnosis vs Disability – Defining Eligibility


Additional Services & Considerations (Special Factors)


Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) – Overview


Supplementary Aids and Services




Transition & the Future



Additional Resources:


Texas Project First


Center for Social & Emotional Foundations for Early Learning - Promoting Social and Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children – Training modules, Role Play, Videos


Daycare Options


Developmental Guidelines 0-5 (Physical, Language, Emotional & Intellectual Development) – UTHealth


Early Childhood Education – What Works Clearinghouse review of interventions


Early Childhood Outcomes and Prekindergarten Guidelines Alignment Document – The Early Childhood Outcomes Center/OSEP


Learn the Signs! Act Early - Learn more about childhood development, including early warning signs of autism and other developmental disorders, and encourages developmental screening and intervention.


Legal Framework for the Child Centered Process:


Parent Companion: First Five Years – Information, inspiration and resources for Texas parents of children with disabilities, birth to 5 years of age


Technical Assistance Center on Social/Emotional Intervention of Young Children – TACSEI


Texas Education Agency


US Dept. of Education

You and Your Preschool Child Toolkit


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