The special education department serves students who have been identified as having disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA 2004). Services are provided in accordance with Ohio’s Operating Standards for Children with Disabilities and the Special Education Model Policies and Procedures.
Valley View is focused on locating and evaluating, and possibly identifying all children in the community who may have a disability from birth through 21 years of age.
For infants and toddlers, a disability means that a child has a delay in one or more of the following developmental areas: adaptive behavior, cognition, communication, physical development, vision, hearing, and/or social-emotional functioning.
Children age 3 through 5 may have a disability if child has a documented deficit in one or more of the following developmental areas: communication, motor skills, adaptive behavior, social emotional functioning, hearing impairment, visual impairment, developmental delay, cognitive ability and/or autism.
For school age students, a disability means that a student has been identified as having one or more of the following disabilities: autism, deaf-blindness, hearing impairment including deafness, orthopedic impairment, multiple disabilities, cognitive disability, emotional disturbance, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, other health impairment and/or visual impairment including blindness.
According to Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act, any student with a handicap will not be discriminated against and may qualify for special services. An individual with a handicap means a person who has, or had, or is regarded as having a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of his/her major life activities.
Valley View Local Schools continues to seek the assistance of parents and guardians of children with suspected disabilities who are not presently served. District personnel will request information about the child. Information may be collected in several ways including interviews, observations, screenings and testing.
School Psychologist services are provided through the Montgomery County Educational Service Center (MCESC) for Preschool – 12th grade. To reach our school psychologists please contact Lisa Minton.
MCESC also provides two part-time Speech/Language Pathologists, our Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapist, a part-time Adapted Physical Education Teacher, and other related services.