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Childfind

Are you concerned about your child’s development?

Child Find - A Special Education Program of the Pittsfield School District

Child Find is a federally supported process of  identifying all persons from birth to age 21 who may have an educational disability. The Child Find team finds, identifies and evaluates children who are suspected of being in need of special education or related services. The Child Find team consists of:
  • Director of Student Services
  • Preschool Special Education Teacher
  • Occupational Therapist
  • School Psychologist
  • Speech Pathologist
  • School Nurse
  • Pre School Teacher
If you suspect your child may not be developing skills at age appropriate times, please contact us at Pittsfield Elementary School for more information and/or to schedule a developmental screening. Early intervention may make a difference between a successful school experience and a frustrating school experience.

Can your child?

 

At One Year:

  • Wave bye-bye appropriately
  • Pick up and feed self crackers
  • Follow simple directions (“Stand up”, “Come here”)
  • Turn when you call his/her name
  • Move about a space by crawling or walking

At Two Years:

  • Follow simple verbal directions (“Put the ball on the chair”)
  • Speak in simple sentences (“More juice”)
  • Demonstrate understanding by pointing to the appropriate picture or object when asked. (“Show me the…”)
  • Feed self with spoon and drink from a cup (may spill some)

At Three Years:

  • Engage in solitary play for up to 20 minutes (blocks, books, dolls)
  • Use sentences consisting of 3 – 4 words
  • Be understood by people outside the family
  • Follow 2 3 step directions in the correct order (“Go to your room and bring me your shoes”)
  • String large beads
  • Jump from steps without losing balance

At Four Years:

  • Have his/her needs met by using words
  • Speak in sentences using 4 – 5 words
  • Dress self including fasteners
  • Jump and hop on one foot
  • Draw recognizable pictures
  • Point to 8 colors

At Five Years:

  • Name 8 colors
  • Count 1 – 10
  • Make the following sounds: p, b, m, h, t, d, k, g, f, v
  • Answer when and why questions
  • Hop, skip, and jump with ease
  • Choose own clothes and dress self for the day