The administration of the Special Education Department includes management of school-age programs, management of specialists through evaluation and leadership, and oversight of contracts for specialized services. It is the responsibility of this administration to stay current on Special Ed law and report and present to staff. The Special Education Department provides administrative support necessary to assist component districts in planning and coordinating their special education services. The staff is also involved in consultation with instructional staff and parents regarding IEP/IFSP development, interpretation of data, appropriate adaptive equipment, and inclusion strategies. They monitor and report progress as indicated on the IEP. Services include:
The Special Education Department at Lake County ESD has five programs that provide special education services to the communities of Lake County. These programs are:
Executive functions consist of several mental skills that help the brain organize and act on information. These skills enable people to plan, organize, remember things, prioritize, pay attention and get started on tasks. They also help people use information and experiences from the past to solve current problems.
If your child has executive functioning issues, any task requiring these skills could be a challenge. These are helpful videos for parents with students experiencing executive function difficulties.