SPECIAL EDUCATION

Birth to 3/Evaluations for Infants and Toddlers

The Lake Chelan School District contract with the North Central Educational Service District #171(NCESD) Birth to 3 program in Wenatchee for children birth to age three. They can be found at www.ncesd.org.

Early Childhood Special Education Program

  • ChildFind and screening for 3 to 5 years of age
  • Team evaluation of development skills
  • Integrated preschool programs
  • Developmental preschool for qualified students age 3 and 4 years old

Elementary/Secondary/Transition Special Education Programs

  • Integrated program with consultation between the regular and special education staff
  • General education classes with in-class special education and/or related services
  • Pull-out for special education and related services
  • Self-contained program for students with more severe disabilities

Student programs are developed according to the individual needs of the student. High school students begin work on transition needs to meet post-secondary outcomes. These outcomes may include college or vocational school, jobs, independent or supported living

Parents should contact Child Find if they:

  • Have questions about whether their child has a disability
  • Are concerned about their infant, toddler, or preschooler’s development
  • Know their child has a disability and are looking for appropriate educational services
  • Would like to know how to help their school age child succeed in school

What is Child Find?

The process of locating and evaluating children with disabilities is referred to as “Child Find.” The Individuals with Disabilities Ace (IDEA) requires all school districts to locate, evaluate and provide services for Individuals birth to 21 who may have a disability.

Evaluations for Infants and Toddlers:

Lake Chelan School District contracts with the North Central Educational Service District #171 (NCESD) Birth to 3 program for children birth to 3. They can be found at http://www.ncesd.org

Evaluations for three to five year olds:

Developmental evaluations are provided by the Lake Chelan School District for children between the ages of three and five, to identify possible delays in language, motor, cognitive or social-emotional development. If you have questions of concerns about your child’s development please contact us at 509-682-7744.

School Age Children:

Lake Chelan School District identifies children five through 21 who may have a suspected disability. A parent, staff member or outside agency may refer a student at their local school to the Special Education Office by calling 509-682-7744.

The District provides services to students in Kindergarten through 5th grade with developmental disabilities. These programs include:

  • Life Skills
  • Resource Room

Elementary Life Skills

The Elementary Intensive Support program serves students across the district who have moderate to severe academic delays.

Intensive Support staff provides “specialized instruction” in the areas of social skills, behavior management, and core academic skills in small-group settings. The Intensive Support teachers also:

  • Consult with building teams regarding student behavioral management plans, instructional interventions, and ways to support inclusion in general classroom settings.
  • Provide parent support and education.
  • Offer liaison with mental health, medical and other community agencies.

Elementary Model:

The Elementary Learning Support program serves Special Education students across all elementary schools in the District. The program provides small group or 1:1 “specially designed instruction” to students in general classrooms in a push-in model. The targeted areas include: core academics, study skills, and/or behavior management.

Learning Support staff design and monitor specially targeted instruction to meet student needs. They also consult with general classroom teachers and specialist regarding curricular adaptations, test modifications, learning styles, and means of assisting students within general education settings.

The District provides services to students in middle and high school with developmental disabilities. These programs include:

  • Life Skills 6-12
  • Co-Teaching/Push in model for Middle School 6-8
  • Co-Teaching/Push in model High School 9-12

Lifeskills

The Lifeskills Program serves students at the secondary level who have mild to moderate developmental disabilities. These students have significant delays in cognition.

The program provides an alternative curriculum that focuses on functional academics, community independence and vocational skills. Instruction is provided through classroom activities, community field experiences, and work experiences.

Classes are self-contained, but students do have opportunities to register for Learning Support or general education classes when appropriate for academic or elective instruction.

Middle School Model

The Secondary Learning Support program serves middle school Special Education students. The staff provides small group or 1:1 “specially designed instruction” to students in general classrooms or pull-out settings with emphasis on basic academics, study skills, and/or behavior management.

Staff design and monitor specially targeted instruction to meet student needs. They also consult with regular classroom teachers and IEP teams regarding curricular adaptations, test modifications, learning styles, and means of assisting students within general education settings.

High School Model 9-12

The Secondary Learning Support program serves high school Special Education students. The staff provides small group or 1:1 “specially designed instruction” to students in general classrooms or pull-out settings with emphasis on basic academics, study skills, and/or behavior management.

Staff design and monitor specially targeted instruction to meet student needs. They also consult with regular classroom teachers and IEP teams regarding curricular adaptations, test modifications, learning styles, and means of assisting students within general education settings.

The Speech and Language Department serves Communication Disordered only students (ages 3-21) plus students (ages 3–21) who receive language services in addition to other services. Services are provided to students in any of the following ways: 1:1, small group, in-class support, consultation with staff and families, and a team approach with OT/PT and teacher.

Hearing-Impaired Itinerant Services are provided to hearing-impaired students aged 3-21 as well as students aged 3-21 who receive these services in addition to other services. Students are placed in regular classes with the therapist traveling to the site. Therapists check equipment, assist students with monitoring their own equipment, and provide 1:1 therapy support (e.g., language, question asking).

For more information:

Phone: 509-682-7744

The Occupational Therapy (OT) Department provides fine and gross motor, self-regulation, and other related services to students aged 3 through 21. The department serves students with occupational therapy needs as a related service, to support students receiving special education academic services.

The department supports academic achievement and social participation by promoting occupation within all school routines, including recess, classroom, and cafeteria time.

They help children fulfill their role as students and prepare them for college, career, and community integration. They utilize prevention, promotion, and intervention strategies for mental and physical health and well-being.

Resources to understand more about occupational therapy in the schools

www.aota.org/About-Occupational-Therapy/Professionals/CY/Articles/School-consumer.aspx

www.aota.org/About-Occupational-Therapy/Professionals/CY/Articles/Homework.aspx

Homework Help From Occupational Therapy – AOTA

What Parents Need to Know About School-Based Occupational Therapy – AOTA – American Occupational Therapy Association – AOTA

ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act
DDD – Division of Developmental Disabilities
ESD – Educational Service District
ESY – Extended School Year
FAPE – Free Appropriate Public Education
IDEA – Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IEP – Individual Education Program
LRE – Least Restrictive Environment
OSPI – Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
OT – Occupational Therapy
PT – Physical Therapy
SDI – Specially Designed Instruction
SLP – Speech Language Pathology
504 – Part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the protects qualified individuals from discrimination based on their disability Allows for accommodations and/or modifications so that children with disabilities can participate in the general education classroom with access to general education curriculum.

PAVE

“Parents Are Vital in Education” – a parent support group.

DDD

Division of Development Disabilities – working with students with disabilities

DVR

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation – working with students and adults to develop vocational skills necessary for the work place.

Washington State Fathers Network

A powerful voice for Fathers and Families of Children with Special Needs

Autism

Washington Autism Advocacy & Alliance

Welcome to the Special Programs Department. We are here to meet the needs of students, parents and staff. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. We very much look forward to serving you!

  • Ms. Sarah Clarke ; Director State and Federal Programs
  • Mrs. Carrie Austin; Secretary
  • Ms. Charise Turner; Secretary
  • Ms. Amy Eddy; School Psychologist

Office hours are Monday-Friday 7:30am to 4:00pm; school holidays and breaks observed.

Closed July 1st to Mid-August.

Phone: 509-682-7744 | Fax: 509-682-8291 | Mailing address: PO Box 369, Chelan, WA 98816

Alexander, Christopher

Special Ed Teacher- CHS

GLASSPOOL, LYNNE

SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER

WARD, TONYA

SPEECH PATHOLOGIST

Special Education

KONSHUK, MADONNA

SPECIAL ED TEACHER

MARTIN, CHELSEY

SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER- MOE

MENIN, ANDREA

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

TEACHER WEBSITE

MILLER-POOLE, TALICIA

SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER

SCHULTZ, MARY

SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Special Education

AUSTIN, CARRIE

SPECIAL PROGRAMS SECRETARY

CLARKE, SARAH

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

EDDY, AMY

SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST

TURNER, CHARISE

SPECIAL PROGRAMS SECRETARY

Alexander, Christopher

Position: Special Ed Teacher- CHS
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: alexanderc@chelanschools.org

Domser, Travis

Position: Teacher
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: domsert@chelanschools.org

GLASSPOOL, LYNNE

Position: SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: glasspooll@chelanschools.org

WARD, TONYA

Position: SPEECH PATHOLOGIST
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: wardt@chelanschools.org

KONSHUK, MADONNA

Position: SPECIAL ED TEACHER
Phone: 509-682-4031
Email: konshukm@chelanschools.org

MARTIN, CHELSEY

Position: SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER- MOE
Phone: 509-682-4031
Email: martinc@chelanschools.org

MENIN, ANDREA

Position: OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST
Phone: 509-682-4031 EXT 113
Email: menina@chelanschools.org

MILLER-POOLE, TALICIA

Position: SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER
Phone: 509-682-4031
Email: millerpoolet@chelanschools.org

SCHULTZ, MARY

Position: SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Phone: 509-682-4031
Email: schultzm@chelanschools.org

AUSTIN, CARRIE

Position: SPECIAL PROGRAMS SECRETARY
Phone: 509-682-7744
Email: austinc@chelanschools.org

CLARKE, SARAH

Position: SPECIAL PROGRAMS
Phone: 509-682-4031
Email: clarkes@chelanschools.org

EDDY, AMY

Position: SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST
Email: eddya@chelanschools.org

TURNER, CHARISE

Position: SPECIAL PROGRAMS SECRETARY
Phone: 509-682-7744
Email: turnerc@chelanschools.org
 
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