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.

    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.

    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.

    Early childhood selective screenings require pre-registration and will be held on Wednesday mornings at the Mark Sanford Education Center (2400 47th Ave. S) on: 

    • September 23rd, 2020
    • October 21st, 2020
    • November 18th, 2020
    • December 16th, 2020
    • January 20th, 2021
    • February 24th, 2021
    • March 24th, 2021
    • April 21st, 2021