Special Education Services for Students with Emotional Disturbance
- Referrals and Assessments
- Special Day Class
Referral and Assessments
SCOE provides educationally related mental health assessments to students suspected of having emotional issues impacting their learning. Our clinicians, either Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists or Licensed Clinical Social Workers, work with the school districts we serve to provide thorough, accurate assessments. We then work collaboratively with Individual Education Plan (IEP) teams to determine eligibility, goals and proper services for the individual students.
Special Day Class and Inclusion
SCOE services students kindergarten through eight grade in specialized classrooms located on district sites. Each of our classrooms has a teacher, three para educators and a full time mental health clinician, as well as, support from a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. The goal of our program is to teach the students social skills, coping and problem solving strategies to work through their emotional difficulties so that they can progress in their academic program. Our program aligns to the district curriculum and we participate with our sites to the fullest extend possible. When ready, our students main stream. Our ultimate goal is to help the students to acquire the skills he or she needs to self-regulate and manage behavior without it negatively impacting their academic progress and eventually return to their home school.
Emotionally Disturbed Inclusion Program is designed for students identified as emotionally disturbed that require the least amount of support either because they are transitioning out of our special day classes, or they have not demonstrated the need for a special day class. Services provided by highly trained Program Facilitators, focus on social skill development or support, problem solving and coping skills and are delivered at the student's school site. Students who qualify through Behavioral Health and Recovery Services for educationally related mental health services also receive counseling services at the school site.
Adaptive Physical Education Services
Itinerant Adaptive Physical Education Teacher
Adaptive Physical Education
SCOE provides adapted physical education programming for over seventy different school sites across the Stanislaus Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA). Our mission is to design physical education activities with appropriate accommodations and modifications so that they are as appropriate for a person with a disability as they would be for a non-disable peer. We work to develop: physical and motor skills, fundamental motor skills and patterns, dance, group games and sports, and life time healthful living and leisure.
Alternative Education Services
- Learning Handicapped
SCOE provides resource specialist services at all of our alternative education sites. Our mission is to assist alternative education in the identification and provision of specialized academic assistance to help each student progress in the general education curriculum to the fullest extend possible.
Students who receive special education services at the high school level receive services through the Learning Center Model. To the maximum extent appropriate, Learning Handicapped students are educated in the general education setting, but also receive instruction in the self-contained classroom or Learning Center, when the student cannot achieve satisfactory progress academically or behaviorally. Students who receive their instruction in the general education setting receive multi-leveled instructional support by both general education and special education staff. Student placement and their percentage of time between the general education class and the Learning Center is based on each student’s unique needs, goals, and services per their Individual Education Plan (IEP). Along with focusing on each student’s IEP, a mental health clinician works with students on social problem solving, anger management, and other relevant topics.
Juvenile Court School
- Learning Handicapped
Juvenile Court School
Special education services continue for students while they are in custody. In this setting, students who receive special education services receive services through the Learning Center Model. To the maximum extent appropriate, students are educated in the general education setting, but also receive instruction in the self-contained classroom or Learning Center, when the student is not achieving satisfactory progress academically or behaviorally. Students who receive their instruction in the general education setting receive multi-leveled instructional support by both general education and special education staff. Student placement and their percentage of time between the general education class and the Learning Center is based on each student’s unique needs, goals, and services per their Individual Education Plan (IEP). Along with focusing on each student’s IEP, a mental health clinician works with students on social problem solving, anger management, and other relevant topics.
Our staff ensures that individual education plan meetings are held and out of date plans are brought back into compliance while the students are receiving our services.
Administrative Staff for Above Programs:
|Saundra Day, Director III
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|Maci Anderson, Administrative Assistant III
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|Katie Lewis, Director I
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|Erica Anderson, Program Support Secretary
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|Julie Wright, Program Specialist
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Behavior Support Services
- Itinerant Board Certified Behavior Analysts
SCOE behavior support staff use applied behavior analysis, as well as, developmentally appropriate strategies to promote positive behavior supports and effective instructional strategies. Concentrating on skill development, building fluency, maintaining generalization and increasing independence. Support and training for SCOE and district staff working with students in various settings is provided by ongoing communication, consultation, one to one coaching and group training as appropriate.
Autism Special Day Class
- Grades K-8
Autism Special Day Class
Evidence Based Practices for students with Autism including DTT, DI, Prescision Teaching, Structured teaching, visual supports, picture communication and technology are integrated within typical classroom activities with supports in place to accommodate the individual needs of the students Classroom size is small with high staff to student ratio in order to provide intense individualized instruction for the vast range of needs and mainstreaming support as needed. Focus is on language and behavior support across communication, academic, social and self-help domains.
Darci Andres' Autism Class, Dena Boer School 2-4 grade. Special Olympics at John F. Kennedy, April 2018.
School Inclusion Support Services
- Severely Handicapped Inclusion
- Other Developmental or Learning Disabilities
Inclusion Support (Autism, Severely Handicapped Inclusion, Other Developmental or Learning Disabilities)
Our inclusion team provides support for students with a wide range of disabilities including Autism, Intellectual Disability and other developmental and learning disabilities who are included in general education class settings. These services include interventions for positive behavior support, academic learning strategies, social skills development, and language development based on the student’s needs and determined by the IEP. Our inclusion team works with the local districts to provide weekly services that are based on student needs. The support staff working with students in the inclusive settings provides assistance through positive behavior support implementation, curriculum modification, consultation, training and instructional strategies to assist students in receiving benefit from the least restrictive environment.
Administrative Staff for Above Programs:
|Krissy Zapien, Director II
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Iliana Maratty, Administrative Assistant I
Vacant, Program Specialist
Phillip Alexander, Senior Behavior Support Program Assistant (BSPA)
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SPECIAL EDUCATION CALENDARS
2017-2018 SCOE Autism SDC (Empire, Stroud, Hughes) Calendar
2017-2018 SCOE Autism SDC (Chrysler/Prescott) Calendar
2017-2018 SCOE Autism SDC (Mesa Verde/Cardozo)
2017-2018 SCOE Autism SDC (Sisk/Dena Boer) Calendar
2017-2018 SCOE Salida School Union (SMS, Sisk ED)
2017-2018 SCOE School Inclusion Support Calendar
2017-2018 SCOE Stanislaus Union/Prescott ED Calendar
2017-2018 SCOE Sylvan/Woodrow/Ustach ED Calendar
2018-2019 SCOE Autism SDC (Empire, Stroud, Hughes)
2018-2019 SCOE Autism SDC (Chrysler, Prescott)
2018-2019 SCOE Autism SDC (Mesa Verde, Cardozo)
2018-2019 SCOE Autism SDC (Sisk)
2018-2019 SCOE Salida School Union (SMS ED, Sisk ED)
2018-2019 SCOE Stanislaus Union (Prescott ED)
2018-2019 SCOE Sylvan (Woodrow ED, Ustach ED)
To provide a comprehensive school program for severe, non-severe and low incidence disabled students ranging from birth to 22 years of age.
To create educational programs that are designed to meet the unique needs and abilities of individual students who have been identified as having special needs.
To maximize each student's opportunity to achieve his or her full potential.
To develop collaborative relationships with families and public/private agencies with interests in children and adults with disabilities.
To provide support services to enrolled students that allow them every opportunity to be educated in their home school or as close to their home as possible.
Itinerant professionals are skilled and trained, provide support to students with severe developmental, speech, language, hearing, health, orthopedic, or vision impairments to be successful in general education classes in their neighborhood schools.
Special Day Class teachers, instructional assistants and itinerant professionals provide specially designed instruction for students with similar disabilities. These services and classrooms are located on general education school sites which enable students to participate with non-disabled peers to the greatest extent possible.
Through the caring and commitment of public education and effective leadership and instruction, we empower students and parents by supporting independence, providing opportunities through implementation of best practices, and establishing partnerships for life-long learning.
Our impact on individuals with disabilities and their families will provide independence, opportunity and hope for the future.