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Special Programs 

Instructional and Related Services

Speech Therapy

Speech-language pathology services includes:

  1. Identification of children with speech or language impairments;
  2. Diagnosis and appraisal of specific speech or language impairments;
  3. Referral for medical or other professional attention necessary for the habilitation of speech or language impairments;
  4. Provision of speech and language services for the habilitation or prevention of communicative impairments; and
  5. Counseling and guidance of parents, children, and teachers regarding speech and language impairments

Adapted Physical Education

Adapted or specially designed physical education (APE) is about meeting the unique needs of individual students with disabilities. In APE, the instructor provides planning and assessment, consultation for general physical education teachers, specially designed instruction, and adapts or modifies the curriculum, task, equipment, and/ or environment so a child can participate in all aspects of physical education.  APE and general physical education teachers work together to design meaningful and beneficial instruction for all students.

Visual Impairment Services

Visually impaired services are provided to individuals within the district that have been identified as having a visual impairment that impedes their ability to gather information in their educational setting. Services are provided to individuals from birth through their high school graduation.

Teachers of visually impaired work with outside agencies (TSBVI / DARS/ Easter Seals), families and students to reduce the barriers to learning associated with a vision loss.

Audiological Services

Audiology includes the identification of children with hearing loss; determination of the range, nature, and degree of hearing loss, including referral for medical or other professional attention for the habilitation of hearing; provision of habilitative activities, such as language habilitation, auditory training, speech reading (lip-reading), hearing evaluation , and speech conservation ; creation and administration of programs for prevention of hearing loss; counseling and guidance of children, parents, and teachers regarding hearing loss; and determination of children's needs for group and individual amplification , selecting and fitting an appropriate aid, and evaluating the effectiveness of amplification.