Special Education Programs are provided for students ages 3 to eighth grade in the least restrictive environment. A full continuum of program options are available and include regular classrooms, resource centers, special classes, home instruction, and occasionally, when required, programs in public or private schools for the disabled. Every effort is made to include students with disabilities to the maximum extent appropriate with students who are not disabled. Related Services including, but limited to school nursing services, speech/language therapy, occupational and physical therapies, counseling, and special transportation are provided to students who are deemed in need of such services by the IEP team in consultation with specialists.
Children identified as eligible for special education and related services may be eligible for speech language therapy as deemed necessary by the IEP Team.
Children in kindergarten through 8th grade who are not eligible for special education but demonstrate a speech disorder in the areas of articulation, phonology, fluency, or voice or any combination unrelated to dialect, cultural differences or the influence of a foreign language, which adversely affects the student's's educational performance, may be eligible for speech therapy. Please contact the speech language therapist in your child's school to make a referral.