Child Find

Free Child Find

The Raymond School District offers free Child Find for children ages three through five on an ongoing basis at the Lamprey River Elementary School. Parents/guardians who suspect that their child is not developing skills at age-appropriate milestones may wish to have the child screened. Specialists are available to screen children’s overall development, including the areas of cognitive ability, speech/language, motor and vision/hearing. Results will be shared with parents.

Please contact Michael Hatfield, Director of Student Services at 895.4299 or [email protected].


What is Child Find?

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) includes the Child Find mandate. Child Find requires all school districts to identify, locate and evaluate all children with disabilities, regardless of the severity of their disabilities. This obligation to identify all children who may need special education services exists even if the school is not providing special education services to the child.

The IDEA Act requires all States to develop and implement a practical method of determining which children with disabilities are receiving special education and related services and which children are not.