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Amanda Shuemake

SNP Preschool Supervisor

770-.651.2116   Email Ms. Shuemake

Program Information

The Douglas County School's Special Needs Preschool Program is an early intervention program serving children ages 3 to 5 who reside in Douglas County.  It is a division of the Douglas County Schools Program for Exceptional Children.  To be eligible for the Special Needs Preschool Program, a child must exhibit a significant delay in one or more of the following areas:  Cognition, Speech/Language, Motor Skills, Social Skills, Adaptive Skills, Vision Impairment, or Hearing
Impairment. 

Philosophy

The philosophy of the Douglas County Special Needs Preschool Program is to provide instruction for each child based on his/her developmental needs.  We provide functional, language-building activities geared toward the development of appropriate social, self-care, motor, cognitive and communication skills.  Students are assessed both formally and informally on a regular basis.  Parental involvement is considered integral to meeting each child's overall needs.  Our program uses several instructional methodologies as well as a variety of materials adapted to meet the needs of each child.  We are committed to providing children and parents with a positive learning experience in a safe, nurturing and informative environment.

Services Provided

The following services are provided free of charge:

  • Hearing Screenings
  • Vision Screenings
  • Evaluation - Speech/Language and Developmental

The services below are provided free of charge to eligible children:

  • Speech/Language Services
  • Developmental Services
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy

Contact Information

For questions or information regarding services for children ages 3 to 5 years old, contact The Special Needs Preschool Program at 770.651.2116.