Special Education Identification & Process
The Tukwila School District’s Childfind Program is designed to locate and offer assistance to infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children, between the ages of birth and 21, who may have developmental delays or learning problems. Early identification of problems can make a big difference in a child’s future school success.
Identification for 3- to 5-year-olds
Free screenings are provided for children between the ages of three and five to identify preschoolers with possible delays in speech and language, fine and gross motor skills, cognitive/concept development, adaptive skills, and behavior. Child Find evaluations for preschool-aged childrent are held at Cascade View Elementary.
Contact the school psychologist at 206-901-7719 to make an appointment.
Identification for school-aged students, grades K-12
Contact your building principal, school psychologist or the school counselor if you have concerns with your school age child’s school performance. The building Guidance Team is the group working together to problem-solve issues related to a student’s school performance. Areas of concern may be academic, behavioral, social-emotional, physical, or communication.
Private School Students
If you are parents of private school or homeschooled students residing in Tukwila you may contact the school psychologist for your neighborhood school to request an evaluation for special education services for your student. If you are unsure which school is your neighborhood school, contact the Special Education Department, 206-901-8033.