Office of Special Programs

Sharon Latendresse

731-584-6111 Ext:



The Benton County Schools Child Find program identifies children between the ages of three and twenty-one with special education needs including developmental delays, specific learning disabilities, mental retardation, speech/language impairments, other health impairments, blind, functional delays, hearing impairments, physical impairments, autism, serious emotional disturbance, multiple disabilities, intellectually gifted, and traumatic brain injury.  Educational needs are determined through interviews and child evaluations.  Areas evaluated may include, but are not limited to vision, hearing, speech and language motor, cognitive and adaptive development.


Following the evaluation, if a child is determined to meet Tennessee State Eligibility Standards and be in need of special education services, an Individual Education Program (IEP) will be developed for the child and a free appropriate program offered to meet the child’s educational needs.


For additional information and question, please contact:

Benton County Schools
197 Briarwood Street
Camden, TN 38320
Office 731-584-6111
Fax     731-584-8142


Click the link for the CHILD FIND FORM