Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE), formerly known as PPCD (Preschool Program for Children with Disabilites), is a special education program for children with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 5 that reside within Rockwall ISD. Eligibility is based upon evaluation results and is the decision of the Admissions, Review and Dismissal (ARD) Committee.
Rockwall ISD offers a range of services to children qualifying for ECSE. Services for preschoolers are determined by their individual needs. Services could include:
Walk In speech: Walk In Speech is a program that focuses on 3 and 4 year old students who exhibit moderate to profound speech (articulation / phonology / fluency) or language (receptive, expressive, pragmatic) delays. Sessions are provided by a Speech-Language Pathologist in small group setting (1-3 students) with frequency and duration based on individual needs.
CHAT: CHAT is a small group program that focuses on 3 and 4 year old students who exhibit moderate to profound deficits in the areas of articulation/ phonology and/or mild to moderate expressive language disorders. The classroom setting has a maximum of 10 students with a Speech Language Pathologist and the support of an instructional assistant. This structure allows for a literacy based curriculum geared toward a phonological approach to remediation of speech disorders in a naturalistic setting.
ECSE: A classroom setting that addresses delays in language development, motor development, behavior, social develpment, and others areas of need