A variety of programs and services are available for students with disabilities and special learning needs in preschool through high school. Painesville City serves students from ages 3 to 22.
School Psychology Services
Psychological services are available in every school. Psychologists play key roles in identifying learning problems and developing appropriate solutions. During a crisis, they provide valuable counseling and support to children in need. Psychologists work with district educators as well as families and community agencies to conduct instructional assessments for English Language Learners.
Intervention Specialists lead school teams in writing, implementing and evaluating Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals, which include a wide range of teaching materials and supports to help students learn.
Occupational Therapists (OT’s) help students with motor, neurological, or sensory difficulties
Large-muscle difficulties can affect learning. Physical Therapists assist with standing, walking, use of wheelchairs or other orthopedic devices, as well as planning safe, efficient travel throughout the school.
Orientation and Mobility
Orientation and mobility instructors help modify the school environment so that visually impaired students are safe and feel comfortable. In addition, they help train parents and other school personnel.
Speech Language Pathologists determines whether there are learning concerns in the classroom — such as articulation, voice, fluency/stuttering and language — and how these concerns can be addressed.