Departments

Special Education

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Dee Dee Walker
Director of Special Education
(513) 899-2264 ext. 50109
dwalker@lmsdoh.org

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Amber Huber
Special Education Coordinator
(513) 899-2264 ext. 50116
ahuber@lmsdoh.org

 

The Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) is a federal law that requires students with disabilities ages preschool through school age to receive a free and appropriate public education (FAPE). Little Miami Local Schools provides a continuum of services to meet the needs of learners with special needs in their least restrictive environment.

Child Find

Little Miami Local Schools is in the process of locating, identifying, and evaluating all children with disabilities, birth through age 21 years who may require special education and related services. For preschoolers and school age children, students must meet the criteria listed in one of the state defined categories. These categories include: autism, blind and visually impaired, deaf and hearing impaired, deafblind, emotional disturbances, intellectual disability, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairments, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, twice exceptional students and traumatic brain injury. For preschool the additional category of developmental delay exists.

If you know a child who may have a disability, please contact: Dee Dee Walker, Director of Special Education at 899-2264, ext. 50109, for school age students and Erin Losey, Preschool Director at 899-2264, ext. 45103, for preschool students ages 3-5.

Response to Intervention (RtI)

Little Miami Local Schools operates under a Response to Intervention Model. This means that when a team member or parent has a concern, the team will collaborate to place interventions in place to promote success. These strategies will be monitored through data collection. The student's skills will be monitored to determine whether to continue with the current strategies, or to replace them with additional strategies.

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