Committee on Preschool Education (CPSE)
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The Preschool Committee of Special Education is a multidisciplinary team that in accordance with Educational Law ensures the identification, evaluation, and provision of services to preschool students with special needs ages three to five. The membership of this committee includes but is not limited to:
- parents or guardians of the student
- county representative
- a special education teacher
- service provider of the student
- an additional parent member of a preschool student with a disability residing in the school district
- CPSE Chairperson
What if I have concerns with my preschooler’s developmental skills? (ex: speech, behavioral, gross and fine motor, etc.)
As parents you have the best understanding of your child’s strengths and abilities. If you feel that you child may not be developing as you would have expected you may consider a referral to the CPSE at Palmyra-Macedon. A multi-disciplinary team can evaluate your child’s skill development. These evaluations can be provided in your home and are free of charge. If services are recommended they can also be offered at no cost to you. A referral can begin with a phone call to the CPSE office.
What does the CPSE evaluation include?
All evaluations are based on the needs of the child, but always include at least a social history (information provided by you about your child’s developmental history), a psychological evaluation to determine your child learning potential and a speech and language evaluation.
What type of services can be offered to my child?
If your child qualifies for services they may offered in variety of settings from certified professionals.
CPSE services include:
- Speech and Language Therapy
- Special Education
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Music Therapy
Depending on the frequency of the services, they may be provided in your home, daycare, or in an approved preschool program.
If you are unsure if your child can benefit from services, please refer to the following Child Development Chart. This chart will give you information about what development is typical for a child three months to three years.