Special Education Services

Public and non-public special needs children residing in the Pen Argyl Area School District The Pen Argyl Area School District, either directly or through various other education agencies including CIU-20 provide special education services which may be required by children with special needs.


Academic Support Support for students identified as mentally gifted. Learning Support for exceptional students whose primary identified need is academic learning.

Life Skill Support The focus is primarily on the needs of students for independent living as well as general daily living skills.

Emotional Support The focus is primarily on behavior management and emotional control.

Physical Support The program is designed to meet the needs of students with physical disabilities.

Speech and Language Support The program is modified primarily to meet the needs of the students with speech and language impairments.

Autistic Support The focus is primarily to develop daily living skills.

Muti-handicapped Support The focus is on daily living, self-help, and independent living.

Sensory Support Deaf of Hearing Impairments Blind or Visual Impairments Occupational Therapy Physical Therapy


Kindergarten screening activities include a review of informal social and health history, developmental areas, functional vision and hearing, and speech and language. Kindergarten screenings are held during the Spring at the school district. Support Teams conduct further screenings throughout the year for any student who may be in need of special education services. Parents who wish to request screening and evaluation for their child may do so by contacting the principal or counselor in their child's school building.

Plainfield Elementary School 539 School Road Nazareth, PA 18064 610-746-4436

Wind Gap Middle School 1620 Teels Road Pen Argyl, PA 18072 610-863-9093

Pen Argyl Area High School 501 West Laurel Avenue Pen Argyl, PA 18072 610-863-1293

All information gathered through the screening and /or re-evaluation process is considered confidential under Section 438 of the General Education Provisions Act.


Parents of young children: Do you have questions about how your young child talks, learns, plays, behaves, understands, moves about, manipulates objects, pays attention, sees/hears, takes care of self, expresses feelings? The Colonial Intermediate Unit 20 can help answer your questions with its early intervention program. Call for information at 610-252-5550 or 1-800-343-6348.