Child Find/Child Study

Botetourt County Schools actively and continuously seek to identify, locate and evaluate children, ages 2 to 21, who may need special education and related services. If you suspect that your child is delayed in any area of development, you may request a referral to Child Study through the school principal or the supervisor of special education to determine if further evaluation is necessary. Although different rates of development may be found during a child’s normal development, the following may indicate areas of concern that should be discussed with school personnel:

  • Slow or uneven rate of development
  • Speech, hearing or vision problems
  • Behavioral or emotional difficulties
  • Special health needs
  • Delays in motor development (running, walking, jumping)

Referrals may come from parents, state and local professionals, school principals, teachers, doctors, social workers, community agencies or other concerned community persons.

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