Child Find

The MSD of Pike Township provides special education programs for children between the ages of 3 – 5 who are found eligible for services and reside within the MSD of Pike Township.

The Special Education program provided for a child will vary depending on their needs. The services available may include:

·Speech/Language Therapy
·Developmental Preschool Program
·Occupational Therapy
·Physical Therapy
 
How do I know if my child may benefit from early intervention services?
There are general ages at which children should be able to do certain things. The following may help you determine if your child could benefit from a referral for early intervention services.
 
2 Two Years:
·Kicks large ball
·Recognizes familiar pictures in books
·Turns page of a book independently
·Builds a block tower
·Asks for item by name
·Starts putting two words together
 
3 Three Years:
·Walks up and down stairs
·Responds to directions
·Begins to ask questions
·Puts together simple puzzles
·Strings beads or completes simple lacing
·Scribbles with crayons
·Feeds self
·Asks to use potty
·Can play alone for longer periods of time
·Speech is understandable about 80-85% of the time
 
4 Four Years:
·Rides a tricycle
·Points to colors and simple shapes
·Knows age and full name
·Plays with other children
·Answers most questions
·Uses 4-5 word sentences
·Cuts on a line with scissors
·Copies simple shapes
 
5 Five Years:
·Can carry on a conversation
·Prints a few capital letters
·Recognizes own printed name
·Colors within lines
·Counts 10 objects
·Plays cooperative games
·Speech understandable 95% of the time
 
To initiate a referral or obtain additional information please call 317.387.2527

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