Orangeburg Consolidated School District Four operates a comprehensive system of child find in order to identify, locate, and evaluate children with disabilities who reside within the District. Child find activities involve a screening process to determine whether the child should be referred for a full evaluation to determine eligibility for special education and related services. Intervention is another method. Screenings usually focus on medical, communication, cognition, motor, adaptive behavior and/or social and emotional development. Child find activities, including these screenings, are free of charge to parents. If the screening finds a problem in one or more of these areas, then a full and individual evaluation is necessary. This is also free to the parents.
For more information or if you would like to refer a child or adolescent, age birth through twenty-one whom you suspect may have a disability, please contact this office at (803) 534-8081 and ask to speak to James V. Carter, Director of Special Education Services.