Denton ISD’s Child Find Program is designed to correctly identify children with disabilities who reside within the district who are in need of special education and related services.

    Students who may have a visual or auditory impairment can be referred at birth.  For other suspected disabilities, any student between the ages of 3 and 21 can be referred.

    A full, individual evaluation is done to identify the following areas of disability: speech impairment, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, traumatic brain injury, intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, specific learning disability, visual impairment, auditory impairment, deaf-blind, and multiple disabilities. A multi-disciplinary team of professionals conducts the evaluation.  This may include an educational diagnostician, a speech/language pathologist, and a licensed specialist in school psychology. 

    If you suspect that your child has a disability that requires special education services, please begin by completing the Child Development Checklist below:

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    After you have completed the checklist above, if you continue to have concerns you may request a special education evaluation by completing the parent request form below:

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    If you have any other questions, please contact Ashley Parker at aparker@dentonisd.org or 940-369-4099