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Special Education is a set of services involving techniques, exercises, and subject matter designed for students whose learning needs cannot be met by a standard school curriculum.  In Oregon City Schools we believe that all children are entitled to educational opportunities consistent with their ability to learn.  Numerous programs are available from age three through age 21.  For students ages birth to three years, please refer to this website:  http://www.ohiohelpmegrow.org/

Special education services are offered to students who qualify under the Individuals With Disabilities Educational Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEIA) and also under the Operating Standards for Ohio Educational Agencies Serving Children with Disabilities.  These references can be found at http://idea.ed.gov/and http://www.edresourcesohio.org/

Oregon City Schools is proud to provide necessary services to all students identified with disabilities.  Schools categorize disabilities into 14 areas.  These areas are as follows:

Preschool Services are for 3 & 4 year old children with developmental delays.

Hearing Impairment services may include consultant services, amplification equipment, interpreter services and/or placement in a specialized setting for students with hearing impairments.

Visual Impairment services may include consultant services, specialized equipment, orientation and mobility and/or placement in a specialized setting for students with visual impairments.

Orthopedically Impaired students are served in the regular classroom with the assistance of specialists and adaptive equipment when necessary. Special transportation is provided when needed.

Multiple Disability services are generally provided in resource rooms by teachers trained to provide a wide range of interventions. Related services, such as occupational therapy and physical therapy, are provided as necessary to support student needs within the school environment.

Specific Learning Disability services may include individualized instruction within a resource room for specific academic deficit areas or may be the assistance of an intervention specialist to support a student within the general curriculum.

Emotional Disturbance services focus on the remediation of behaviors. Classrooms are located within regular school buildings and in separate, off campus, facilities.

Cognitive Delayed students are provided instruction modified to meet the students' need. Classes may emphasize functional life skills and/or take a vocational approach.

Other Health Impaired services are provided to students who experience chronic or acute health conditions and who require unique services and/or modifications in their school program. Services may include attendant care, nursing care, and/or instructional services provided outside the school setting when students are unable to attend school due to health related issues.

Other Disabilities: Autism, Traumatic Brain Injury, Deaf-blindness. Students with these disabilities receive specially designed instruction and a variety of specialized services to meet their unique needs.

Specialized Related Services Provided
The following services may be provided to students who qualify under an IEP:

  • Adaptive Physical Education
  • Attendant/Nursing 
  • Audiological 
  • Extended School Year 
  • Interpreter
  • Diagnostic Medical
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Orientation and Mobility
  • Physical Therapy 
  • School Psychological Service
  • Speech, Hearing and Language
  • Teacher Aide
  • Work-Study