School age students, ages 6-21 years, who qualify for special education services under IDEIA are identified as having disabilities in the following areas: Autism, Cognitive Disability, Multiple Disabilities (not deaf-blind), Specific Learning Disability, Other Health Impairment (major), Other Health Impairment (minor), Orthopedic Impairment, Emotional Disturbance, Hearing Impairment, Visual Impairment, Traumatic Brain Injury, Speech/Language Impairment, Deafness, Deaf-Blindness, Blind, and Preschoolers with a Disability.
Special education services for each eligible student are written into each student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP). Services may be provided in a variety of settings, with the goal being to educate each student in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE); which means providing services in the regular classroom environment to the maximum extent possible. While the district continues to expand its full inclusion program, some students do receive some, and in rare cases all, of their education outside of the regular classroom. This occurs when the nature or severity of the student’s needs is such that his/her progress in the general curriculum is at risk unless specialized instruction takes place in a different, more restrictive setting.
In addition, students with disabilities may receive related services which are support services needed to allow the student to benefit from his/her education. Related services could include: adapted physical education, occupational therapy, physical therapy, orientation and mobility, speech and language, audiological services, nurse services, an interpreter, and transportation.
Special education services are offered in all buildings at Chesapeake UEV schools. However, the majority of elementary and middle school aged students eligible for multihandicapped and autism services are served at Rock Hill Elementary School, Rock Hill Middle School, and Open Door School. High school aged multihandicapped students are served at Open Door School and Ironton High School. Elementary aged students with emotional disturbances are served at South Point Elementary School. Middle school aged students with emotional disturbances are served at Ironton Middle School, and the high school aged students with emotional disturbances are served at Rock Hill Local School District. We also have special needs students attending Collins Career Center.
SERVICE DELIVERY OPTION TERMS
Consultation – assistance to the regular education classroom teacher by a certified intervention specialist who develops instructional or behavioral strategies for students with disabilities; selects or develops instructional materials, and assists in the development of appropriate classroom and instructional modifications of the general education curriculum.
Direct – provision of instruction and evaluation of instruction based on the general and/or functional curriculum by a certified intervention specialist in areas identified in the student’s IEP.
Support – provision of instruction in collaboration with the regular education classroom teacher that supports the student in the instruction of the general curriculum by a certified intervention specialist in areas identified on the student’s IEP.
Related Services – supportive, corrective and developmental services included on the IEP and required for students with disabilities to benefit from special education. Examples include, but are not limited to, transportation, speech and language, occupational and physical therapy, adapted physical education, school psychology services, interpreter services, mental health/behavior specialist support, and aide support.
If you have additional questions please do not hesitate to contact me or the building principal.