Child Find


The Trousdale County Schools Child Find program provides information, screening, evaluation, and intervention for children and young adults, ages 3 through 21, who have exceptional educational needs.

The purpose of Child Find is to locate and evaluate young children who are suspected of having a disability.  If it is determined through evaluation that the disability interferes with educational performance, special education and/or related services may be recommended.  Related services include, but are not limited to, speech/language therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy.

The TN Department of Education recognizes the following disability conditions:

Developmental Delay
Functional Delay
Hearing Impairment
Intellectual Disability
Intellectually Gifted
Multiple Disabilities
Orthopedic/Physical Impairment
Other: Health Impairment
Specific Learning Disability
Speech/Language Impairment
Traumatic Brain Injury
Visual Impairment


TN Department of Education
Approved Disability Standards (4/16/10):


If you suspect that a child you know may have a disability and is not receiving special education services, please contact Michelle Woodard at (615) 374-2193.


Children from birth to age 3 who are suspected of having a disability should be referred to Tennessee's Early Intervention Services (TEIS).  Trousdale County's service coordinator is Cindy Willard, and she can be reached at (931) 528-1623.  You can also find more information on the TEIS website,