Adapted Physical Education
Assistive Technology and Devices
Harvey County Special Education Cooperative employs an Assistive Technology Resource Specialist who can assess a student's need for assistive devices and train the student and staff in the use of the technology/device.
Audiologists provide full comprehensive hearing evaluations including pure tone audiometry, impedance testing and otoccoustic emissions.
Early Childhood Special Education
Early childhood services are designed to meet the needs of preschool children, birth through age five, who have specific handicapping conditions or special needs which impede age-appropriate development. Additional services are provided through home visits on a consultative or direct service basis by a speech-language pathologist, occupational and physical therapists, a psychologist, an audiologist and other professionals.
Early Childhood Services are based at Cooper Early Education Center
Occupational and Physical Therapy
Therapy for gross and fine motor impairments which impact a child's education are provided by Occupational Therapists, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants, and Registered Physical Therapists.
Psychological Assessments and Consultations
Psychological services are provided by nationally certified school psychologists. Services include consultations with teachers and parents about the learning and/or behavior needs of an individual student and may include the development of remedial or other intervention strategies. Diagnostic assessments include school screening activities or comprehensive intellectual, educational and emotional testing.
School Social Work Services
School social work services include preparing social and developmental histories on children with disabilities, providing group and individual counseling to children and their families, working with children's' living situations (home, school, community) that affects their adjustment in school, and mobilizing school and community resources to optimize students' potential to learn in their educational programs.
Special Education Instruction
The cooperative provides special instructional services for students with disabilities based upon their educational needs. Services are provided through a wide range of options. Many students receive most of their academic instruction through support in the general education classroom. Some students are pulled out to a resource setting for work on specific areas. A full-day special program is the most appropriate service for some students.
The cooperative also uses the services of special schools for students whose emotional disability is so severe they cannot learn in a public school setting. For some students who have severe educational/sensory needs the cooperative contracts with nearby districts for services.
Services to children who are identified as gifted are provided by each of the participating districts in the cooperative.
Transportation to services may be provided by the school
district if a child cannot obtain services at their own
Speech and Language Therapy
Speech language pathologists provide assessments and therapy for articulation problems, language difficulties, stuttering or voice problems. For students meeting eligibility guidelines, speech and language therapy is provided weekly with home programs for parents.
An itinerant based service that is designed to meet the needs of students with medically diagnosed visual impairments. Through direct instruction and/or team consultation, vision services are provided for students whose visual impairments impacts their educational progress and interferes with their ability to access printed information within the school environment. When necessary, a Functional Vision Assessment is administered to assess needs of each student in the core curriculum as impacted by their vision loss. Instruction in the Expanded Core Curriculum is also considered, which includes instruction in compensatory academic skills, assistive technology, orientation and mobility, visual efficiency, social interaction, college/career education, and independent living. Education in these areas is provided by certified teachers of students with visual impairments (TVIs) and a certified orientation and mobility specialist (O&M).