Early Childhood Selective Screen

  • In order to identify students between the ages of 3 to 5 who have a disability, the Grand Forks Special Education Unit holds a selective screen 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.

    A child must reside in Grand Forks, Thompson, or the Grand Forks Air Force Base school boundaries to be eligible for the screen. Screenings are completed based on a referral to the screen due to concerns about a child's development in one or more of the following areas:

    • Speech/language
    • Cognition
    • General development
    • Social/emotional
    • Fine and gross motor skills
    • Vision
    • Hearing

    Early childhood selective screenings require pre-registration by contacting either Nicole Reybok, ECSE Selective Screen Coordinator, at 746-2205, ext. 7147, or Diane Schuster, Office Manager, at 746-2230.