Pre-School Special Education Teachers

Tatum Odum
Child Find Coordinator & Pre-School Teacher
Child Find Phone:  (423) 434-5259


  • Child Find/Public Awareness
  • Developmental speech, language, hearing and vision screenings
  • Transdisciplinary, developmental assessments
  • Individual Education Programs (IEP)
  • Center-Based Pre-school Program
  • Transportation provided for children with special need
  • Consultation to daycare and pre-school programs
  • Interagency cooperation
  • Speech and language therapy (Center Based)
  • Physical and Occupational Therapy
  • Transition Planning
  • Vision Specialist
  • Deaf Educaton  


Center-based preschool programs serve children from ages three to five who are developmentally delayed and/or who have a diagnosed developmental disability such as down syndrome, sensory impairment, autism, or language.

Eligibility for services shall be determined by an Individualized Educational Program Team, based on a review of these assessments.


3 Years

  • Does he/she alternate feet (one stair per step) going upstairs?
  • Does he/she wash his/her own hands?
  • Does he/she use the toilet by his/her self?
  • Does he/she jump off the floor with both feet?
  • Does he/she turn the pages of a book one at a time?
  • Does he/she use three-word phrases?
  • Does he/she identify square and round?
  • Does he/she know his/her first and last names?
  • Does he/she identify self as a boy or girl?
  • Does he/she express regret when another child is unhappy or hurt?

4 Years

  • Does he/she dress and undress fully?
  • Does he/she know all his/her colors?
  • Does he/she button clothes fully?
  • Does he/she attempt to hop or skip?
  • Does he/she alternate feet going down stairs?
  • Does he/she pedal a tricycle?
  • Does he/she cut with scissors following a line?
  • Does he/she use please, thank you, and you're welcome?
  • Does he/she tell function of objects (i.e., such as a spoon)?
  • Does he/she tell what eyes, ears, and nose are used for?
  • Does he/she engage in adult role-playing or imitation?
  • Does he/she brush teeth without assistance?

5 Years

  • Does he/she catch a ball?
  • Does he/she tie his/her own shoes?
  • Does he/she spread with a knife?
  • Does he/she print his/her name?
  • Does he/she ever ask what a word means?
  • Does he/she want to be a "mother's helper", likes to do things for you?
  • Does he/she play competitive games and abide by the rules?
  • Does he/she stand on each leg for ten seconds?
  • Does he/she kick a ball in the air?
  • Does he/she draw a person with eight body parts?
  • Does he/she follow 3-step verbal commands?
  • Does he/she tell familiar stories?
  • Does he/she sequence objects from smallest to largest?