If you are interested in preschool screening, contact the Bainbridge Island School District Special Services Coordinator, Maria Kuffel, 206-780-1088, with information regarding your child. A telephone screening will be completed to gather information about your concerns. Additional information about the screening process will be provided during this telephone interview.
The district will gather information (with your permission) from a variety of sources. This may include a free screening and/or an evaluation appointment to assess areas of concern. Preschool screenings occur once monthly from September through April. Spaces are limited and an appointment is required. At the screening, children are seen by a Speech Language Pathologist, an Occupational and Physical Therapist, an Early Childhood Special Education teacher, and a Nurse who screens vision and hearing. In addition, a School Psychologist meets with parents to discuss social, emotional, and behavioral development as well as any other concerns.