Department of Defense Education Activity

Yokota West Elementary School Special Ed

Child Find

Child Find is a DoDDS program that actively seeks to locate and identify children and youth (ages, birth through ) who may have developmental delays or educational disabilities and may need special education and related services. YWES is actively searching for these children so that they may receive the special education they need.

Through Child Find, YWES offers programs for student with:

• Developmental needs,

• Communication problems,

• Physical disabilities, and/or

• Learning disabilities.

If you feel your child may qualify for a special education program, contact the school office at 225-7611.

Child Find screening dates will be held throughout the school year. Please call the school to make an appointment.


Child Study Committee (CSC)

This committee is established by and functions according to the Public Law for Handicapped Children (DoD Instruction 1342-12). The purpose is to provide consultative help, assess identified students, plan individualized-programs and provide service for identified special education students.

 The team meets weekly and consists of the school administrator, special educators, counselor, nurse, speech/language therapists, psychologist, and school staff. Parents of students considered for special education placement become part of the team and are required to attend meetings.