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Delaware County Intermediate Unit (DCIU)

Preschool Special Education is designed to help children with special needs before they enter Kindergarten.

  • Free screening and developmental assessments for children whose families, pediatricians, or others have concerns
  • A multidisciplinary team of certified/licensed early interventionists assesses each child’s learning strengths and needs and makes recommendations about eligibility for special education programming
  • An IEP (Individualized Education Plan) is developed for children found to be eligible for special education services


Preschool children can receive many types of services if they have an identified disability, or a developmental delay in at least one of the following areas of development:

  • communication
  • motor
  • cognition
  • social/emotional
  • adaptive

The IEP developed for each child includes services tailored to meet individual needs. Services that could be provided include:

  • special education instruction
  • speech and language therapy
  • occupational and/or physical therapy
  • vision services
  • hearing services
  • audiological services
  • psychological services and family training
  • assistive technology
  • transportation

DCIU's preschool special education services are free to eligible children who reside within Delaware County.


DCIU Preschool Special Education Department – 610-938-2830 ext. 6502 or 6503
click here to email for more information

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