Diagnostics

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A listing of the five areas commonly evaluated at the early childhood level.
Self help skills
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General Intelligence
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Speech: The production of sounds
Language: The use and understanding of words to communicate
Voice: The quality of sound
Fluency: Smooth production of words
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Fine Motor: The ability to perform small muscle activities
Gross Motor: The ability to perform large muscle activities
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How a child interacts and cooperates with others, follows directions, pays attention and demonstrates self control in relation to learning.
Sensory Motor: The ability to interpret and react to environmental stimuli
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List of terms commonly referred to during the special education process
For a child to receive special education services, he/she must first receive an educational diagnosis. Diagnoses are determined according to eligibility criteria mandated by the state of Missouri. Testing conducted by the diagnostic team, as well as input from parents/guardians and any service providers helps to determine eligibility
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Upon completion of diagnostic testing, the team will compile a written report containing all of the information that was gathered. The information in this report will be orally explained at the eligibility conference. A written summation will be mailed within two weeks of testing.
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After a child receives a special education diagnosis, an IEP is developed to outline the goals and services that the child will be receiving.
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This is the assessment of the area/areas of concern.
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This document is the written explanation of your rights as parents/guardians throughout the special education process. It will be given to you within five days of the initial referral.
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An explanation of the special education process.
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A referral to initiate the special education process can be made by parents, through the DIAL 3 screening process or from a First Steps service coordinator. A letter and a copy of the procedural safeguards will be mailed within five days of the referral. The next step in the process is a meeting with the diagnostic team for data review. An invitation stating the date and time for data review will be mailed to you. This meeting is typically a face-to-face meeting to discuss any concerns with your childs development and to determine if an evaluation with the school district is warranted. If an evaluation is scheduled, you will bring your child to the John Cary Early Childhood Center to work and play with the diagnostic team. Evaluation results and diagnoses will be shared with you that same day. If your child is deemed eligible for special education services, you will be contacted by an ECSE teacher or therapist to schedule an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meeting. Your child can begin services once the IEP is completed.
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- Things Parents/Guardians Can Do During the Evaluation Process
Suggestions to help make the process go smoothly.
Mehlvilles Parents as Teachers program is an excellent resource for all families. To register call
314-467-5304.
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- Gather information or progress notes from current providers
Current information is very helpful to the diagnostic team. Please bring recent reports and/or medical information regarding your childs development to the data review meeting.
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- Obtain a vision and hearing screening for your child
A passed hearing and vision screening is required prior to conducting an evaluation. Both a hearing and vision screening can be completed with the school nurse at the John Cary Early Childhood Center free of charge. Appointments can be made at any time by calling our school nurse at 314-467-5330. If you prefer, you can provide documentation from your childs physician or schedule an appointment with the audiology department at Special School District (314-989-8875) free of charge.
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Diagnostic Team Members

Brady, Kelly

Business: 314-467-5306
Email: kbrady@mehlvilleschooldistrict.net
Address: 3155 Koch Rd.
              St. Louis, MO 63125
Diagnostic Speech Language Pathologist

Forneris, Sarah
Business: 314-467-5373
Email: forneriss@mehlvilleschooldistrict.net
Address: 3155 Koch Rd.
              St. Louis, MO 63125

Holtz, Kerry
Business: 314-467-5306
Email: kholtz@mehlvilleschooldistrict.net
Address: 3155 Koch Rd.
              St. Louis, MO 63025
Diagnostic Occupational Therapist
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