Screening

Child Find

School districts are required to locate, identify and evaluate children with disabilities within their attendance area. Referrals may come from a variety of sources, but the most common is the child's parents. Initial referrals or request for consultation are handled by calling the Gales Ferry School office at 860-464-7664.

Screening

Screenings help determine if a child has delays that may require further evaluation. Free screenings are available for children ages 3 and 4 (not Kindergarten eligible) who live in Ledyard or Gales Ferry.  They are currently offered in October and April, or by appointment throughout the school year.

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Screening Location

Gales Ferry School

1858 Route 12

Gales Ferry, CT 06335

Call for Appointment: 860-464-7664


Any parent who is interested in having their child participate as a non-disabled  peer student should schedule a screening appointment at Gales Ferry School.  Screening takes about an hour, and children visit stations with staff who will assess their Developmental Skills, Speech & Language Skills, Hearing, and Vision.  Parents will be asked to complete a Parent Questionnaire.

Screenings are not intended for children who are eligible for kindergarten. Children who pass screening will be eligible to apply for a position as a non-disabled peer student in the program for the school year.  Handouts with more information will be available the day of screening.