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If you have an academic, behavioral, or socio-emotional concern regarding your child, please do the following:

1. Bring up your concern to your child's classroom teacher.
2. Bring up your concern to your child's school counselor.
3. Bring up your concern to the Student Services Coordinator.

You will need to complete the following:

1. Form 101 Request for Evaluation
2. Parent Concern Questionnaire
3. Social Developmental History Questionnaire

A Student Focus Team (SFT) meeting will be scheduled with you and your child's school team, which may include: Parents, Administrator, Student Services Coordinator, School Counselor, School Psychologist, Speech Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, Autism Consultant Teacher, Behavioral Health Specialist, General and Special Education Teachers.

Please be aware of the following:

1. Hawaii DOE does not test for Dyslexia. While it is a learning disability, it is also a medical diagnosis. The Hawaii DOE services students with a learning disability, but it does not test for the diagnosis of Dyslexia. A comprehensive evaluation may be completed, and those results may be taken to your child's doctor. The doctor may do additional assessments and let you know whether or not your child has Dyslexia.

2. Although a student may have a medical diagnosis (e.g., ADHD, Autism), the student may not necessarily require an Individualized Education Program. The Hawaii DOE looks at three (3) prongs:

a. Is the student a student with a disability?
b. Is the disability adversely affecting the student's involvement and progress in general
c. Does the student NEED special education and related services as a result of his/her