Early Intervention Enrollment Process

Student on an IEP

When a child qualifies for an IEP, the IEP team works together to determine the placement that is best for the child.  The parent is a critical, valued member of the IEP team. The team ensures that the child receives special education services in the child’s Least Restrictive Environment.

Peer Model Program

In order for children to enroll as Peer Models in our Early Intervention program your child must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be 3 or older by September 1, 2023.
  • Must be Upper Arlington residents.
  • Must be completely toilet trained.
  • Must separate easily from parents.
  • Should exhibit age-appropriate social, communication, behavioral and play skills, such as: 
    • Being able to follow rules and routines;
    • Attending to a preferred/self-directed activity for at least 8 to 10 minutes;
    • Attending to an adult-selected activity for at least 4 to 5 minutes;
    • Playing with a variety of toys appropriately;
    • Being able to play beside and/or with other children while sharing the same bin of toys;
    • Speaking in clear English sentences;
    • Talking to other children while playing;
    • Having speech that is clear and understandable by unfamiliar adults;
    • Understanding and answering simple questions in English;
    • Demonstrating an ability to use crayons, scissors and glue to complete a project; and
    • Being well-coordinated and able to walk, run, jump and climb.
Children who are showing delays in these areas will not be eligible to serve as a peer model.

We do not discriminate in the enrollment of children upon the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
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