Special Education

Contact

Teresa Jones, Director of Special Education

Debbie Belnap, Executive Administrative Assistant

The Student Services/Special Education Department at Malheur Education Service District Region 14 helps school districts support students with unique learning needs from birth to age 21.

Districts are supported through training, workshops, technical assistance and direct specialist involvement from initial point of referral through, if needed, the child’s completion of school or age 21.

The Special Education Director and staff provide supervision of Special Education Programs/Staff/Services under resolution, district contracts and regional programs as well as provides office/secretarial support. The Director provides special education, 504, American Disabilities Act (ADA) and Talented and Gifted (TAG) services on behalf of small districts.

BEHAVIOR CONSULTANT/COUNSELOR PROGRAM

Provides assistance to local districts in the area of behavior evaluations and counseling for students with identified disabilities. A full-time behavior consultant/counselor provides services to eligible students in all schools in Region 14 grades K-12. Additionally, services of a certified school psychologist are provided on a limited basis. Services are directed toward student evaluation, supporting students with behavioral and emotional challenges. To access a referral form click Counseling Services Referral (PDF).

EARLY INTERVENTION/EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

This program services children ages birth to five years and acts as a referral point for parents and others who may suspect that a child may need early intervention/early childhood special education services. Eligible students are served in various settings. The range of services include parent training, OT, PT, Speech-Language, audiological and other support services.

Oregon Screening Project | Ages and Stages Questionnaire

Universal Referral (English) | Universal Referral (Spanish)

Contact

Stephanie Navarrete, Early Intervention Coordinator

Ontario: 541-889-8613, Nyssa: 541-372-2214

VOCATIONAL TRANSITION PROGRAM (YTP)

It is never too early to begin planning for your son or daughters transition from high school to the adult world. At your child’s IEP meeting, desired post-school outcomes will be discussed, and steps needed to achieve them are identified. For more information, please see Malheur YTPs page.

Contact

Dannette Hackman, Vocational Transition Program Coordinator

Christa Maupin - Vocational Transition Program Specialist

Kirsten Ried - Vocational Transition Program Specialist

Anita Stark - Vocational Transition Program Specialist

SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER/DIAGNOSTICIAN

Provides for diagnostic/evaluation services as well as direct instructional services to students meeting Oregon eligibility criteria for special education. Staff work cooperatively with LEA support staff in meeting the education needs of theses students.

OCCUPATIONAL AND PHYSICAL THERAPY PROGRAM

Provides occupational and physical therapy services to students/children identified as orthopedically impaired as well as other children/students with disabilities as required. Services include screening, evaluation, therapy, and consultative services. Funding is a combination of resolution dollars and State Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education funds.

SPEECH-LANGUAGE THERAPY PROGRAM

Provides for speech-language evaluations and services to students meeting Oregon eligibility criteria. This includes students with disorders in articulation, voice, fluency and language. Speech-language specialists provide services for all school districts, grades K-12.

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