Early Childhood Selective Screen

  • In order to identify students between the ages of 3-5 who have a disability, the Grand Forks Special Education Unit holds a selective screening one time monthly throughout the school year (September-April).

    The purpose of the screen is to identify children who have a disability that may affect their school performance when they are of school age. Data collection in the areas of early intervention has demonstrated the benefits of providing services early in the life of a child to significantly reduce the impact of a disability during the school years.

    Screening is completed based on referrals due to concerns about a child’s development in the areas of speech/language, cognition, general development, social/emotional, fine motor, gross motor, vision, and hearing.

    Early childhood selective screenings require pre-registration and will be held on Wednesdays at Ben Franklin Elementary School, 1016 S 20th St.

    If you have questions about the screenings or have a child you would like to refer to the screen, please contact the Grand Forks Special Education Unit office at 701-746-2230.

    The remaining screening date for 2022-2023 is April 12, 2023.