How To Help My Child

The employees at Northwest AEA are experts in their respective fields and are passionate about helping children of all abilities achieve their potential. As northwest Iowa's educational partner, the AEA works with families and providers together to identify and address specific family concerns and priorities, as they relate to the child's overall growth and development. In addition, broader family needs and concerns can be addressed by locating other supportive/resources services in the local community for the family and/or child. All services to the child are provided in the child's natural environment, including the home and other community settings, where children of the same age without disabilities participate.

Some of the services provided to children and families include:

  •     Assistive Technology
  •     Challenging Behaviors
  •     Classroom and Behavior Management
  •     Community Resources for Mental Health, Behavior, Parent Support and More
  •     Comprehensive Improvement Model
  •     Dyslexia Services
  •     Educational Services
  •     Hearing
  •     Family Training/Counseling through Early ACCESS
  •     Health Services/Nursing through Early ACCESS
  •     Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) through Early ACCESS
  •     Nutrition through Early ACCESS
  •     Occupational Therapy
  •     Physical Therapy
  •     Psychology via Special Education Strategist Services
  •     Reading Recovery
  •     Screenings, evaluation and assessments through Child Find
  •     Section 504
  •     Service Coordination through Early ACCESS
  •     Social Work via Special Education Strategist Services
  •     Special Education Services
  •     Special Instruction through Early ACCESS
  •     Speech Language Therapy
  •     Talented and Gifted (TAG)
  •     Transition to Post-High School Services
  •     Vision

Learn more about services for children:

Early ACCESS (Birth to 3 Years Old)

Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education Services (3 to 5 Years Old)

Grades K - 12