Related ServicesSpeech/Language Services
The services of a speech-language specialist are available in all of the schools. These specialists provide communication services to students with articulation and/or language difficulties. The speech language specialist receives referrals from teachers, parents and administrators to evaluate students who exhibit possible speech and/or language disorders. Following the evaluation, a meeting is held with parents to share testing results and determine if the student is eligible for speech/language services. If eligible, an individualized education plan is developed for the student. The speech language specialist provides intervention and consultation with the classroom teacher and parents, as necessary. In addition, the speech language specialist may participate as a member of the Child Study Team. Parent involvement and cooperation are important components of the program. We currently employ two full time speech/language therapists in the district.
The Occupational Therapy Program utilizes goal directed, developmentally sequenced activities to enhance the students' ability to benefit from educational programming. Students who receive this service must be classified by the Child Study Team and have this program outlined in their Individual Educational Plan.
Physical Therapy is provided to those disabled students who require the service to benefit from education or to be maintained in the least restrictive, most supportive environment. These services are directed toward the development and/or maintenance of the disabled pupil's physical potential for optimal functioning in educationally related activities. Students who receive this service must be classified by the Child Study Team and have this program outlined in their Individual Educational Plan.
The district employs two school psychologists, one social worker, five guidance counselors, and one Substance Awareness Coordinator to provide services to students in grades K-12. They are available during a crisis or for students and/or parents on an on-going basis to provide short-term in school counseling with students and/or referral to outside practitioners.