Services before kindergarten

If your child qualifies, they can get support from the school system even before they start school.

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  • Therapy to help with things like speech, emotions and behaviors

  • Specialized instruction in their pre-school

  • Playgroups to help get used to group activities

  • Possible access to special pre-schools



What kinds of services can they get?

  • Individual or group sessions with learning specialists

  • Therapies like speech, OT (occupational therapy), or PT (physical therapy)

  • A plan to help with behavior issues

  • Counseling for coping with social or emotional issues

  • Help with special devices or equipment a child may need

You and the school team will develop a specific plan that describes the services your child needs. Remember, these are just some examples!


Sources: Federation for Children with Special Needs, LA DOE, Casey Family Programs