In the last three years, Fort Bend schools have seen the demand for special education almost double. More teachers and parents are asking for children to be tested for a disability – which district leaders say is a huge step forward since the end of a Texas policy that denied services to tens of thousands of children for over a decade.
Demand For Special Education Grows In Texas, But Shortage Of School Psychologists Slows Progress
No region in Texas has enough licensed specialists who can perform special ed evaluations, according to national guidelines for staffing. That’s why the Fort Bend Independent School District is trying to grow its own.