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Special Education

About Special Education
Special Education programs at Southern Oregon ESD provide evaluative, consultative and direct special education services to students with disabilities. Many Special Education services are available in Jackson, Josephine, and Klamath counties, and some services are also available in Douglas and Lake counties. OR Project curriculum and Records Manager software are available worldwide.

Assistive Technology Services
School districts in Jackson, Klamath and Josephine counties have created AT teams to serve their needs. If you need services or further information about assistive technology, contact your local school district or Oregon Technology Access Program (OTAP) at www.otap-oregon.org. Nancy Jo Vogel, OTAP Coordinator, may be reached at nancyjo.vogel@douglasesd.k12.or.us.
Participating counties: Jackson, Josephine, and Klamath.

Audiological Services
A full range of diagnostic hearing services are provided for children ages birth to high school graduation, including pure tone air and bone conduction testing, visual reinforcement and behavioral observation sound field audiometry, speech audiometry, acoustic immittance testing, otoacoutstic emissions testing, hearing aid evaluation and ear mold fitting, custom made swim plugs, sound field amplification and personal FM systems.
Participating counties: Jackson.

Autism Services
Autism specialists work in collaboration with school psychologists, speech and language pathologists, and special education teachers in providing comprehensive evaluations for students age 0-21. Based on evaluative data, specialist recommend, develop, model, and train district and EI/ECSE staff in a variety of intervention and treatment strategies to address student needs.
Participating counties: Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, and Lake.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
Direct instruction and consultative services are provided by teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing to eligible students birth through 21 in the five counties of Southern Oregon.
Participating counties: Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, and Lake.

Early Intervention - Gilbert Creek Child Development Center
Early Intervention (EI) and Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) services are provided to children from birth through five years of age, under provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.  Josephine County Early Intervention Services offers many services to support families and their children with special needs.

OR Project
The Oregon Project for Visually Impaired and Blind Preschool Children (The OR Project) is a comprehensive curriculum designed for use with children birth to six who are visually impaired or blind.
Availability: Worldwide.

Psychological Services
Psychological Services provides a broad range of consultative services to administrative and teaching staff, parents, as well as direct evaluative and intervention services to students.
Participating counties: Jackson.

Orthopedically Impaired Services
Orthopedically Impaired provides evaluative, consultative and direct therapy services. Physical therapy (PT) focuses on postural and gross motor functioning such as head control, sitting, and standing balance. Occupational therapy (OT) focuses on fine motor functioning such as reach/grasp, manipulation, release of objects and coordination of two-handed activities.
Participating counties: Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, and Lake.

School Nursing Services
Students attending schools may have a variety of chronic and acute health conditions, such as seizures, asthma, diabetes, and severe allergies. Some students may require medical assistive devices and procedures, such as gastric tube feeding, oxygen administration, suctioning, or nebulizer treatments. School nurse consultants help school districts meet the needs of these students, and maintain compliance with Oregon rules and statutes, working under the requirements of both the Oregon Board of Education and the Oregon State Board of Nursing.

SEAS
Provides access to district's Special Education Automation Software (SEAS) special education management system. SEAS is a 100% web based product comprised of several modules which together allow districts to manage their special needs programs, including: IEP & forms management, timeline compliance, Medicaid claim generation, assessment reports, and more.
Participating counties: Jackson, Josephine, and Klamath.

Speech / Language Services
Speech and Language Services provides a broad range of direct and consultative services to contracting districts, including individual speech/language evaluations, participation on IEP teams, individual and group therapy, and co-teaching in language mediated subjects to increase language acquisition and verbal fluency.
Participating counties: Jackson.

STEPS
STEPS serves students (ages 5-21) with severe and/or multiple disabilities, including severe intellectual disability, autism, orthopedic, traumatic brain injury, and medical health needs.
Participating counties: Jackson.

Vision Impaired Services
Itinerant special education services serving all identified blind, low vision, or deaf-blind children, birth through age 21, in the five-county Southern Oregon region.
Participating counties: Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, and Lake.




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