Special Education Related Services

Special Education Related Services support local school districts with School Psychologists, Autism Evaluations, Occupational and Physical Therapists and Nursing.

School Psychologist

Psychology provides a broad scope of consultative services to districts, staff, parents and community members as well as direct evaluations, prevention, and intervention services for students.

The psychology program supports districts with services in assessment, psychological evaluations, and confidential psychological reports for determining qualifications of specific disability categories. The psychologists team with parents and district staff at the eligibility determination and as per invitation to IFSP and IEP and Behavior Support Plan meetings.

District priorities determine the services provided by the psychologists and may also include case coordination, behavior and/or social skills consultation, student service team collaboration, and other related needs.

SCESD in conjunction with SCESD administration support school-districts with Level 1 and/or Level 2 District led Threat Assessments.


The Counseling Program helps to support districts in developing successful experiences for students in the school setting. The program consists of a licensed counselor who works with three districts to help kids develop appropriate social skills, self-regulation skills, and tools to help them be successful.

OT, PT Services

SCESD is staffed by licensed Physical and Occupational Therapists along with a certified LPTA. Services are provided for students in collaboration with Coos, Curry and Western Douglas County School Districts to include Evaluations, direct and/or consultative services.

The SCESD houses equipment, resources and materials to support students in access to education the district schools.

The OT, PT team provides training to district teams and parents on strategies, interventions relating to sensory needs and fine and gross motor.

Autism Evaluation

Autism evaluation services support districts with assessments, confidential autism reports for determining qualification for autism eligibility and teaming with parents and districts at the eligibility meeting as per invitation.


The SCESD Nursing Program in collaboration with districts in Coos, Curry and Western Douglas County support students and schools with health needs.

School nurses are registered nurses (RN) and work under the requirements of both the Oregon School Board of Education and the Oregon State Board of Nursing.

The SCESD nurses work with families, school staff, doctors, and community health care providers to develop health management plans (HMP) for student with complex health needs some of which include, seizures, asthma, diabetes, severed allergies, gastric tube feeding, oxygen administration, suctioning or nebulizer treatments.

The SCESD nurse attend IFSP, IEP, and 504 meetings to review health concerns, train school staff on medical treatment and care and support schools with school-based nursing policy and procedures (i.e. immunizations).

Mae Coleman
Program Secretary


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