A child may be referred to the Child Study Team by Early Intervention and/or a parent. The parent may send a written request to the Department of Special Services to meet with the CST due to concerns regarding their child's development. Upon receipt of this referral, the team will meet with the parent within 20 calendar days (excluding school holidays) to determine if an evaluation is warranted. When determining whether an evaluation is warranted for a child of preschool age, the team reviews the child's progress in the following areas of development: cognitive, communication, social-emotional, adaptive, and motor skills.