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Lower School Screenings

We provide speech/language, hearing, vision, and occupational therapy screenings to all students in selected grades. Info about screenings will be emailed to parents after the start of school.

  • Speech/language screenings assess a student’s articulation or pronunciation of sounds, voice, and receptive/expressive language skills.
  • Hearing screenings test the student’s ability to hear tones as well as check for the presence of fluid in the ears.
  • The OT screening is a developmental screening of the student’s fine/gross motor skills, visual motor integration, and adaptive behaviors. OT supports the student’s ability to read and work on paper, attention to task, seated work, the ability to self-regulate, listening, following directions, body awareness and maintaining personal space, independence with work habits, and class routine.
  • Vision screenings offer a check of visual acuity, depth perception, color perception, and general health of the eye.

Academic Accommodations

If your son or daughter has been diagnosed with a learning, emotional, or physical disability requiring academic accommodations, please contact Lauren Purcell, Learning Services Coordinator, at lauren.purcell@kcd.org or 502-814-4338 before the beginning of the 2019–2020 school year. With the start of the new school year, it is important that student accommodation documents are current and accurate.

We must have documentation on file in order to provide accommodations in the classroom. Please refer to the KCD Student/Parent Handbook section on Students with Disabilities for information on eligibility requirements. If testing has not been updated within the past three years, the summer is a good time to complete the necessary evaluations. The Upper School follows the College Board and ACT guidelines for eligibility, so we must have documentation on file in order to provide accommodations in the classroom.

Lauren Purcell is available to meet individually with families of students receiving accommodations to discuss academic accommodation plans for the year. Please contact her if you have any questions or to arrange a meeting.

** If your son or daughter has an accommodation plan on file it will be posted as Learning Profile on your child's profile page under the Progress section before the start of the school year. If there have been any changes to the diagnosis or new evaluations completed, please provide the updated documentation as soon as possible. Please let Ms. Purcell know if you have any questions or are unable to locate your child's accommodation plan on onCampus.
4100 Springdale Road • Louisville, KY 40241 • (502) 423-0440 • Fax (502) 423-0445
Kentucky Country Day School is a private JK–12, coeducational school located on a spacious 85-acre campus in Louisville, KY. KCD combines a rigorous academic program with a wide variety of athletic and extracurricular programs. Our outstanding faculty creates an intimate learning environment that is both challenging and supportive.