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Contracted Student Services

ESU2 Contracted Student Services

Our People Description
School Psychologists

School psychologists provide assessment, intervention and consultation services that enable educators, parents and other professionals to better understand the learning, social-emotional and behavioral needs of their students, and to identify effective strategies and alternatives that help all children be successful learners.

Services are designed to assist children who are having difficulty learning.  An educational assessment process helps to determine how to provide appropriate learning opportunities. The assessment may also be used to determine eligibility for Special Education services. Finally, consultation services provide teachers, parents and administrators with effective alternatives to address problems with learning and behavior.

School districts contract for services based on their students' needs:

Speech Language Pathologists

Speech language pathologists serve referred and identified children birth to age 21.

A speech language pathologist 

  1. conducts assessments of a student's speech sounds and fluency, use and understanding of language, voice and hearing ability as compared to other children their age
  2. provides interventions to help children improve or compensate in their areas of difficulty through individual or group therapy
  3. consults with teachers and parents about effective strategies and alternatives to assist a child.‚Äč
Occupational Therapists

Occupational Therapists provide services to eligible students, age birth to 21.

Service provision in the education setting may be through direct treatment but is most effective within the classroom or home in collaboration with parents and teacher.

The focus of educational services is to promote functional independence and/or participation and ensure access within the educational environment. The school therapist's role is to assists in the educational process of enhancing the student's performance.

Educational therapy services are not intended to satisfy the medical needs of a student and therefore may not met the total therapy needs of the student.

Vision Specialist

The staff from ESU 2 provides consultative, advisory, and technical assistance services for students, families, and educators.  These services include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist parents and school districts in assessing a child’s needs and make appropriate educational recommendations
  • Provide classroom, community and/or home observations
  • Provide ongoing support and information for students, parents, and educators
  • Work cooperatively with parents, school district personnel and others to implement appropriate educational programs and services
  • Participate in multidisciplinary team meetings
  • Assist with technology problem solving and information about the latest technology developments.
  • Participate in individual education planning meetings
  • Provide specialized services for students with blindness, visual impairments and multiple disabilities

Educational assessments are provided for students who are blind or visually impaired. These assessments will be provided in the school district or in the family’s home.  Assessments include: Functional Vision Assessments and Learning Media Assessment (including, but not limited to: Braille, large print, magnification, auditory).

 

Contracted Student Services

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