A Project of the Rapides Parish School Board
and J.B. Lafargue Special Education Center
J.B. Lafargue Special Education Center
4515 Eddie Williams Ave.
Alexandria, LA 71302
Child Find is a part of Special Education Pupil Appraisal Department housed at J. B. Lafargue Special Education Center.
Any individual, age 2 years 9 months to 21 years old who is not in public school, may be referred for a screening and then a possible evaluation if he or she appears to be at risk with overall development in one or more of the following areas: cognitive skills, communication, motor, sensory (vision, hearing), or social emotional.
Referrals can be made by the parent/guardian contacting the Child Find Coordinator
An appointment will be made for the parent and child to meet with a Social Worker, Adaptive Physical Education Teacher, School Psychologist or Educational Diagnostician, Speech Pathologist, Occupational and/or Physical Therapist if needed.
Upon completion of the assessment a written report will be reviewed and a copy given to the parent with specific recommendations to address any concerns that were noted about their child.
The parent or legal guardian is a part of every step.
|The classification of exceptionalities is determined by specific guidelines and criteria established in the Pupil Appraisal Handbook issued by the Louisiana State Department of Education|
|If you feel your child is at risk, call 442-0085, and ask forChild Find Intake Secretary.|