The South Coast Education Service District's Regional Programs, in collaboration with local school districts, families, and community agencies, provide specialized support services for eligible children, birth through graduation from high school, who are deaf or hard of hearing, who are blind or visually impaired, who have autism or who are severely orthopedically impaired. These support services are designed to maximize the students' level of participation and ability to benefit from their educational environment and to become as independent as possible in their schools, homes and community settings.
Regional Autism Program
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Services provided by the Regional Autism program include:
Assessment of all children, birth through graduation from high school, who have or who are suspected of having Autism Spectrum Disorder. This may include a behavioral observation, developmental profiles, and specialized assessments.
Consultation, demonstration, and on-site assistance regarding program development and implementation, curriculum adaptations, teaching strategies, and transition.
Training through workshops and inservices for instructional staff and families.
Crisis planning and behavior management recommendations.
Library and resource materials for instructional staff and families
Regional Hearing Program
The Regional Hearing Program provides a wide range of services which include:
- Academic evaluation and interpretation of audiological assessments. Our teachers collaborate with Speech/Language
- Pathologists and instructional staff to provide communication and academic assessment.
- Consultation with families, staff, and students.
- Instruction in compensatory skills necessary for the classroom setting.
- Instruction in the student's selected mode of communication, which may include sign language.
- Audiological management; and transition.
- Parent/infant home instruction is also available.
Regional Orthopedic Program
The Regional Orthopedic Program provides services to students with severe orthopedic impairments which interfere with the student's ability to access his or her education. These services include:
- Assessment of all children, birth through graduation from high school, who have or who are suspected of having an orthopedic impairment. This includes assessment of functional motor skills, daily living skills, transfers, mobility in school and community, gross and fine motor development, positioning needs, feeding, and assistive technology.
- Occupational and physical therapy.
- Consultation regarding program development and implementation.
- Fabrication of splints and assistive devices.
- Technical assistance regarding mobility and access.
Regional Vision Program
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- Assessment of academic development, functional vision, learning media and orientation and mobility.
- Instruction in Braille, low vision aids and assistive devices, technological access, orientation and mobility, compensatory skills necessary for classroom setting, concept development and transition.
- Parent/infant home instruction.
- Assistance with accessing adaptive equipment or specialized materials such as large print books, computer adaptations, Braille textbooks and taped materials.
- A local Braille Center which translates classroom tests and handouts into Braille.
The South Coast ESD Regional Program provides services to children birth to age 21. The program is part of Cascade Region IV and is funded through a subcontract with Linn-Benton-Lincoln ESD in Albany.
The South Coast ESD Regional Program employs two teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing; one teacher of the blind and visually impaired, who is also a certified orientation and mobility specialist; three autism specialists; seven occupational therapists and four physical therapists.
Location: Room #10
Contact Person: Tammy Aley, Regional SpEd/MMO/School Psych/Tech
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