Special needs diagnosed in preschool

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What are the special needs or learning disabilities typically diagnosed in preschool? One of the most common ones is speech delay. I find that children develop their speech at different levels, but it's really important that you have your child assessed early, so they can have early intervention and have their speech therapy while they are still developing. Some of the other things that we normally see are Sensory Integration Disorder and Autism, as well. There are also some gross motor that are also diagnosed during preschool and motor planning. Sometimes children have a hard time coordinating themselves. It is really important that you get them in some kind of physical therapy. However, it is very important that you don't label your child. When you are looking for something, you don't want to over-look. You want to allow the child to develop in their own time. However, early intervention really is the best thing if your child is struggling with something.

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Sara Schuelein Perets

Preschool Director

Sara Schuelein Perets is the founder and director of The Sunshine Shack preschool and the co-founder of Super Duper Arts Camp which is a summer camp and after school enrichment program designed for ages four to 14. Sara also teaches seminars and workshops to educators on process based art and exploration and is a parent educator. 

Sara’s original background was in art and classical texts and her first teaching assignment was teaching Shakespeare in Middle Schools. This experience inspired her to further her education in teaching where she found her true calling in early childhood.  She became fascinated by observing how young children could learn and develop from interacting with their environments. She has been working in the early childhood field for 15 years. Sara is passionate about raising awareness of the importance for quality in the early childhood field.

Sara’s approach to working with young children is one of respect and empathy while seeing each child for their individual needs.  Her workshops on child-led, process-based art reflects the child’s ideas and views of their world. Her seminars for parents are focused on the importance of how language can reflect who they are and how they see themselves. She believes our language and communication are powerful tools to help children gain critical thinking skills. 

Sara lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three sons.

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