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The districts of the East San Gabriel Valley SELPA provide a wide range of special education program options to meet the unique needs of individuals with disabilities. An Individualized Educational Planning (IEP) team determines a student's placement in a special education program. At the IEP meeting, the team first determines a student's eligibility for services based upon one of the disability categories.

Once a student's eligibility for services is established, learning goals and objectives are determined. Then the IEP team will discuss the appropriate level/type of service  and the most appropriate placement.   Students of any disability may be served in any placement option.

-General education class with aids/modifications   -Residential program with school on-site -Special class in another district 
-State special school  -Home/Hospital -Nonpublic, nonsectarian school
-General education class   -General education class with specialist services -Special class on integrated campus
-Residential program with public school  -Special class with mainstreaming  

Types of services and programs considered by IEP teams may include speech-language therapy, occupational therapy, resource specialist programs, and special day classes. When possible students attend their school of residence, however, students in special day classes may need to attend a school on another district’s campuses.

Infant Program

Services provided to infants (birth to three years of age) with solely low incidence disabilities: blind, orthopedically handicapped, and/or deaf/hard of hearing. Services available include assessment, individualized instruction in the home, consultation with parents, parent-child sessions in a classroom environment, and/or interagency linkage.

Preschool Program

Part-time special education services provided to children, ages three to five, who demonstrate delays in speech/language development, fine motor skills, or pre-academic readiness skills.

Related Services (RS)

Adapted Physical Education (APE): A physical education program designed and taught by a credentialed APE specialist to meet the individual developmental and physical needs of students with disabilities. Services may include assessment, direct instruction, and/or consultation/collaboration with special education personnel.

Audiological Services: Services provided by a certified audiologist, which may include an annual audiological evaluation, monitoring of hearing aids and assistive listening devices, consultation with parents, and consultation with regular and special education personnel.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) Itinerant: Itinerant teacher services provided to students who exhibit mild to severe hearing loss. Services may include assessment, direct instruction, monitoring of specialized instructional materials and adaptive equipment, consultation with regular and special education personnel and parents.

Braille Transcriber: Transcription of regular education curriculum, individualized curriculum and instructional materials into Braille for students who are legally blind.

Interpretation: Individualized support for core curriculum areas provided to students who are severely hard of hearing to profoundly deaf, and who require oral language to be interpreted into sign language to facilitate and enhance their learning.

Nursing Services: May include assessment; consultation with parents, teachers and other staff members; training of support personnel (e.g., instructional aides) and certificated staff in specialized physical health care needs and procedures; monitoring medications and health status of individual students; consultation regarding adaptations/modifications to the regular or special education program; and/or direct services to students with disabilities; consultation with physicians.

Orientation and Mobility: Individualized instruction in basic travel techniques which may include pre-cane skills and use of the long cane for students who are visually impaired. These services are provided in a variety of environments, including the classroom, school site, residential and commercial areas.

Psychological Services: Include assessment; development and monitoring of positive behavioral intervention plans; individual and/or small group counseling; monitoring of students’ emotional and behavioral status; consultation with regular and special education teachers and/or mental health professionals.

Speech/Language Services: Part-time instruction and services provided to students with disabilities to enhance development of speech and/or language skills. Services may include assessment, direct individual and/or small group instruction, monitoring of and instruction on the use of assistive communication devices, consultation and collaboration with special education personnel, and communication with parents.

Visually Impaired (VI) Itinerant: Itinerant teaching services which may include direct instruction to students who are visually impaired, adaptations to regular and/or individualized curriculum materials into large print or Braille, monitoring of low incidence materials and equipment, consultation and collaboration with regular and special education personnel.

Transition Partnership Program (TPP): The TPP provides transition services for students in district special education programs.. These services include a team of professionals who offer whatever assistance as necessary toward this transition, from career counseling to transportation, finding employment and locating a place to live. The students participate in a two-semester life skills course, which includes decision-making career assessment, job preparation and life skills for living independently; a formal Individual Transition Plan is developed for each student to determine the appropriate vocational goal and action plan; assisting students to obtain training and employment upon completion of high school. This program provides follow-up for two years after completion of high school.

WorkAbility: A project offered through some districts and is open to all students 18 years of age and older, in a county program, who meet the enrollment criteria as established by the WorkAbility staff and state mandated guidelines. It is designed to prepare students with disabilities for competitive or supported employment at the completion of their school program. Students are placed at community based employment training sites and earn wages based on their abilities.