BOARD OF EDUCATION
The Department of Student Services supports student engagement and learning by developing functional and academic competence in each student through identification, evaluation, and treatment of children with suspected and identified special education needs. These wide range of Special Education Services for students who have been identified as eligible, through an Individual Educational Plan Team meeting, according to State Special Education Rules include the following areas:
The speech -language pathologist assess students who may qualify for special education programs and services due to a disability in the areas of language development, articulation, motor speech, voice, and/or fluency. The speech and language pathologist provides direct service to students and consults with educational staff, parents, and community agencies relating to the areas of speech, language and other communication disorders.
School Social Work
The school social worker evaluates a student's social, emotional, and/or behavioral development and skills, and facilitates wrap-around support services between the school, home, and community.
The occupational therapist collaborates with teachers, evaluates and provides services for skills which focus on development of readiness abilities, fine-motor control, and functional skills.
The physical therapist assesses and provides treatment for gross-motor control, basic mobility, dexterity, and balance. The physical therapist’s services are based on a prescription from a physician.
Assistive Technology is any item (low/high tech), piece of equipment, or product system (whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified or customized) that is used to increase, maintain or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.
The psychologist administers various assessments which measure intelligence, adaptive functioning, achievement, personality, and visual-perceptual skills. The psychologist also interprets psycho-social and other evaluatory/diagnostic data for parents, educators, students, and others.
For more information regarding these services, please contact your school administrator. For more information regarding services for children 3-5 years of age, you may contact the Early Childhood Center or our office directly at 734-697-9123.