Special Education Services
Beavercreek’s Pupil Services Department is committed to providing high quality, comprehensive support services to meet the unique learning and emotional needs of all students by offering the full continuum of options allowed by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) and the Ohio Department of Education.
The district offers Special Education Programs for children with learning and/or behavioral disabilities, developmental handicaps, multi-handicapped conditions and other handicaps or conditions for students ages 3-21. View the list of school-age disability categories.
An Individual Education Plan (IEP) is developed for each child by a team of trained professionals that includes regular and special education teachers and support staff, as well as parents and a District representative. This IEP guides the child’s special education services.
Special Education Supervisors are available to assist parents with concerns regarding their child’s educational placement. These supervisors can provide specialized information and guidance regarding assessment, special class placement, support services, and other services and resources necessary to ensure the child receives an appropriate educational program. View our directory for a list of our special education supervisors.
School Psychologists have specialized training in both psychology and education. They use their training and skills to team with educators, parents, and other mental health professionals to ensure that every child learns in a safe, healthy and supportive environment. School psychologists understand school systems, effective teaching and successful learning. View our directory for a list of our school psychologists. Today’s children face more challenges than ever before. School psychologists can provide solutions to tomorrow’s problems through thoughtful and positive actions today.
Speech and Language Pathologists (SLP) serve a range of disorders that include language, articulation (speech sound disorders), fluency, and voice for students at all grade levels. SLPs may also contribute to the literacy achievement of students with communication disorders or provide assistance to those who are at risk in the area of reading. SLPs conduct screenings and assessments for speech, language, and communication; design treatment programs; and implement interventions. SLPs collaborate with many disciplines, including classroom teachers, special education teachers, occupational therapists, reading specialists, school psychologists, counselors, social workers, and administrators. There must be documented adverse educational impact for speech and language services to be provided, which could include personal, social, emotional, academic, or vocational needs.
Special Education Topics - Ohio Department of Education [ODE]
Eye Exam requirements for Special Education Students
Typical Speech and Language Development - Information from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Articulation Development Chart - Information from the University of Texas Medical Branch
"Whose IDEA is This?" A Parent's Guide to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004: