Screenings

PreSchool Screening

Voluntary screenings for all three and four year old children living in the Fox River Grove D3 attendance area will be held throughout the year at Oak Knoll School.

The screening gives information about developmental skills such as how the child uses his or her body (motor skills), speech and language skills, knowledge of basic concepts like counting and colors (conceptual skills), and the child’s vision and hearing development. Programs offered include Special Education Early Childhood Education (for students with developmental delays or identified disabilities) and At Risk/Preschool For All Programs (for students who qualify for pre-school programming due to a variety of factors, including but not limited to economic need, low performance on screening, primary language other than English, and chronic illness/health concerns)

Tentative Preschool Screening dates for 2019-2020 are:

Screening dates will be determined once we are given clearance to do so. In the interim,

please email Lois Bowman at bowmanl@dist3.org. with your name, address, phone number, child's name and date of birth.


Screenings are free, but it is necessary to schedule an appointment.

If you wish to have your child screened, please contact Lois Bowman at 847-516-5100 or email her bowmanl@dist3.org. You must complete registration paperwork and prove residency prior to scheduling a screening appointment.

For children under the age of three, please contact Child & Family Connections (CFC). Referrals can be made by a family member, doctor, day care provider, or anyone concerned about the development of a child who is under 36 months old. To make a referral call, the Intake Coordinator at 815-477-4720 ext. 238.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Heather Trom, Director of Special Education at 847-462-2415 or email tromh@dist3.org.

Kindergarten Screening

Kindergarten screening has been postponed due to the school closure.

Screenings are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis after

Kindergarten Registration and Questionnaire is reviewed.

Kindergarten Screenings occur in the spring after the Kindergarten district registration has occurred. This screening is used to determine if any interventions or supports need to be in place at the beginning of the school year to ensure student success in the transition to Kindergarten. Students are identified based upon information gathered in the registration packet and questionnaire that is completed.

The screening is a play based assessment completed by the special services team which may include Special Education Teacher, General Education Teacher, School Social Worker, School Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Speech/Language Pathologist, and other team members as relevant. The team will look at academic skills, motor skills, speech or language skills. and social interactions.

If you have any questions about the process or have concerns about your child, please contact Heather Trom, Director of Special Education at 847-462-2415 or email tromh@dist3.org.