Developmental Preschool (Special Education)

For traditional preschool programs please visit our community education web page.

The developmental preschool program is designed for students with disabilities who are preschool aged to support them in transition to school.   The developmental preschool is located at Nadaburg Elementary School, 21419 W Dove Valley Road, Wittmann, AZ 85361.

Under Child Find, it is our duty to " locate, identify, and evaluate" any child with a suspected developmental delay or other disability. Please contact our special education department if you have questions about Child Find or would like more information about special education services.

Contact:
Mary Soto                                    
Preschool Director/Developmental Teacher
msoto@nadaburgsd.org

Tricia Farrington
Special Education Administrative Assistant
tfarrington@nadaburgsd.org
623-388-2122

Areas of Eligibility

  • Preschool Speech Language Impairment-
    • The child demonstrates performance on a norm-referenced language test that measures at least 1.5 standard deviations below the mean for children of the same age or
    • The child’s speech, out of context, is unintelligible to a listener who is unfamiliar with the child

       

  • Preschool Moderate Delay- child demonstrates performance on a norm-referenced test that measures at least 1.5 but not more than 3.0 standard deviations below the mean for children of the same age in two or more areas of development.

     

  • Preschool Severe Delay- The child demonstrates performance on a norm-referenced test that measures more than 3.0 standard deviations below the mean for children of the same age in one or more developmental areas.

     

  • Preschool Vision Impairment-
    • The student has a loss of visual acuity or loss of visual field that, even with correction, adversely affects performance in the educational environment.The term includes both partial sight and blindness.
    • An ophthalmologist or optometrist has verified the visual impairment.

       

  • Preschool Hearing Impairment-
    • The student has a loss of hearing acuity that adversely affects performance in the educational environment.
    • An audiologist through an audiological evaluation has verified the hearing loss.
    • A communication/language proficiency evaluation has been conducted.