SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Birth through Two YearsServices:
SpecialEducation services are provided to eligible children age birth through twoyears when they have been diagnosed with a disabling condition. The Clarkston School Districtworks collaboratively with Asotin County Community Services (ACCS), whoprovides the services for children in this age category. When a child turns 3 years of age thedistrict and ACCS work together for a smooth transition of the child into aschool program.
SpecialEducation services and support are provided through Clarkston School Districtfor eligible preschoolers age 3 through 5 years. Children with two or more areas of delay mayreceive instruction in our developmental preschool classroom. Currently, the district preschool program islocated at Grantham Elementary School.
Eligiblechildren may also receive therapies while attending ECEAP, Head Start, DayCare, or are school-based.
Special Education Intinerant Services:
Itinerant / RelatedServices may be provided to support a student’s education progress whenidentified in the student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP). Related Servicesmay include support services such as speech or language therapy, physicaltherapy, occupational therapy, health services, vision services, orientationand mobility instruction, transition services and special transportation. These are available at all school buildings.
Developmental Center (Primary & Intermediate):
Thisclassroom provides services for students with significant developmentaldelays. Students may spend all or mostof their school day receiving specially designed instruction in all academicareas as well as self-help skills. Thisdistrict program is located at Heights Elementary School. The program primarily has students ages 3 –13.
Thislanguage and social enriched program is based on the TEACCH program. Students may spend all or part of theirschool day receiving academics as well as communication, social, and behaviorskills. This elementary district programis located at Parkway Elementary School.
SpecialEducation resource staff members are provided at every school site. The staff provides specially designedinstruction to students with mild disabilities. These services may be provided withinthe general education classroom, in a pull out model, or a combined modeldepending on the needs of the individual student. The academic areas are:
o Oral expression
o Listening comprehension
o Written expression
o Basic reading skills
o Reading fluency skills
o Reading comprehension
o Mathematics calculations
o Mathematics problem solving
Behavior Education SocialSkills Training (BESST):
Theprimary goal of BESST is to teach student’s self-management and social skills,enabling them to return full-time to their regular classrooms and to besuccessful. Initially, students who areenrolled in BESST spend half of their day in their home school (currentelementary school) classrooms. The otherhalf of the day is spent at Grantham Elementary in the BESST room.
TheBESST staff works closely with regular classroom teachers to help in developingpositive behavior supports. The primary emphasis of instruction in the BESSTprogram is focused upon appropriate and productive classroom behaviors. The BESST program will provide instruction insocial skills and self-management within an academic setting. Lessons include friendship skills, problemsolving, conflict resolution, anger management, and listening skills. Activities such as journal writing, feelingidentification, goal setting, and role-playing are used to reinforce theseskills.
TheLife Skills High Schoolclassroom provides specialized instruction for special education students withmoderate intellectual delays. Instruction is provided in areas of functional academics, daily livingskills, communication, and social skills. Students may spend up to half their day in the regular classroom.
Thisprogram is for students 13 -21 who have significant developmental delays. They receive instruction in daily living skills,communication, behavior, social, and functional academics. This classroom uses the TEACCH work-basedinstruction. Students spend most oftheir school day in this program.
Hearing Impaired Program:
SpecialEducation staff members serve hearing impaired/deaf students with specially designedinstruction. These services may includeinterpreting in the mainstreamed setting and/or a pull-out model throughcollaboration with general education. Areas of service include auditory comprehension, oral expression,reading and written language.
Northwest Children’s Home Educational Center:
TheClarkston School District contracts with thisnonpublic agency to provide academics and behavior modification for studentswho need a small self-contained setting away from the public schoolsetting. This program is located in Lewiston, Idaho.
Thisprogram is for students that will miss 20 or more days of school due to illnessor injury. Upon physician documentation,the district provides a tutor for five hours a week and access to all generalcurriculum.