Early Childhood Intervention

  • Early Childhood Intervention

    Children with disabilities are eligible for special education services from ages 3 through 21. Coppell ISD serves children with auditory and/or visual impairments from birth. 

    Parents of children with suspected developmental delays from birth to 36 months should contact one of the following Early Childhood Intervention Programs (ECI):

    • The Warren Center currently provides ECI assessment and services for all eligible Birth to 3 year children for families living within the Coppell ISD boundaries in Dallas County. Contact information: 971-490-9055
    • The ECI of North Central Texas provides ECI assessment and services for all eligible Birth to 3 year children for families living within the Coppell ISD boundaries in Denton County.  Contact information:817-446-8000.

    Coppell ISD provides evaluation for preschool age children. Referrals are received primarily from parents, physicians, and the Early Childhood Intervention Agency for children residing within Coppell Independent School District. Parents of children with suspected developmental delays from 36 months to school age should contact Intervention Services to initiate the preschool referral process at 214-496-6955

    Transition Process from Early Childhood Intervention to School

    If your child has been receiving ECI services, your service providers should begin discussing transition with you as your child nears his or her third birthday. A transition meeting is held 120 days prior to the child's third birthday. Options for your child are discussed and considered. About 90 days prior to the child's third birthday, a referral may be made to the school district from ECI. You will meet with school personnel and schedule any necessary assessments. Following the assessments, decisions will be made regarding your child's eligibility for services and programming options.

    Speech

    Walk-In Preschool Speech

    • Students receive speech services in either a small group or individual setting depending on individual needs.

    Integrated Speech

    • Students receive speech in their classroom setting, such as PPCD, through a collaborative effort with the classroom teacher, focusing on speech development in the natural environment.

    Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities (PPCD)

    • The PPCD program is provided for students, ages 3-5, that meet eligibility criteria for one of the disability areas identified by the Texas Education Agency. The PPCD program is a collaborative approach, integrating related services with instruction services. The focus of the program is language, cognition, fine/gross motor, social, emotional, behavioral and self-help skills. 

    Continuum of PPCD Settings and Services 

    • Pre-K/PPCD Inclusion - Three and four year old students with special needs are taught using preschool curriculum and individual IEPs by a Special Education/ESL certified teacher within a campus based preschool setting.
    • Four Year Old Inclusion- Four year old preschool students with special needs are taught using state adopted curriculum and individual IEPs by a Pre-Kindergarten teacher and supported by special education services within a district preschool program.
    • Five year old preschool students with special needs are placed in either a general education Kindergarten classroom with varying degrees of special education support or they are placed in a specialized program based upon individual needs and IEP goals.