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Special Education

photo of tom turnerTom Turner
Director of Student Services
(513) 722-2222 ext. 4518
 
Kaitlyn Collier
Administrative Assistant

Special Education at Goshen Local Schools

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). Goshen Local Schools provides a continuum of services to meet the needs of learners with special needs in their least restrictive environment.
Special education services provided
 
Goshen Local School District provides a variety of services to students in all of our buildings.
 
If you suspect there is an academic issue, set up a meeting with your child's counselor and teacher.
 
Prior to an evaluation for special education, students may participate in a Multi Tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS), where they are given the opportunity to develop skills and close learning gaps through research based interventions.
 
This is individualized to meet each students needs based on their data. Students who struggle to respond to these intensive interventions may be referred for an evaluation to determine if the student is eligible for special education services.

Goshen Local Schools follows an evaluation model set forth by the Ohio Department of Education, Office of Exceptional Children. Evaluations are coordinated by the child’s building team which may consist of all or some of the following team members: principal, classroom teacher, school psychologist, speech and language pathologist, guidance counselor, intervention specialist, and parent.
 
In accordance with rule 3301-51-06 of the Ohio Administrative Code, students may be defined as having a disability in one of the following areas:
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Deafness
  • Speech or language impairment
  • Visual Impairment
  • Autism
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Other Health Impairment (minor/major)
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Deaf-Blindness
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Orthopedic Impairment
 
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2004 requires that “to the maximum extent appropriate,” children with disabilities are educated with children who are not disabled. A full continuum of special education service delivery exists in meeting the individual needs of students with disabilities.

Offered Services

  • 2 Special Education Teachers with morning and afternoon classes consisting of 8 typical and 8 identified students ages 3 – 5
  • Speech services, Occupational and Physical Therapy services
  • 1 Building Psychologist
  • 2 Special Education Teachers focusing on students with Multiple Disabilities
  • 1 Special Education Teacher focusing on students with a diagnosis of Autism
  • 2 Special Education Teachers Focusing o working with a variety of identified special education students within the traditional classroom environment
  • Speech services, Occupational and Physical Therapy services
  • 1 Building Psychologist
  • 1 School Counselor
  • 1 Special Education Teacher focusing on students with Multiple Disabilities
  • 1 Special Education Teacher focusing on students with a diagnosis of Autism
  • 5 Special Education Teachers focusing on working with a variety of identified special educations within the traditional classroom environment
  • Speech services, Occupational and Physical Therapy services
  • 1 part time Building Psychologist
  • 1 School Counselor
  • 1 Special Education Teacher focusing on students with Multiple Disabilities
  • 1 Special Education Teacher focusing on students with a diagnosis of Autism
  • 7 Special Education Teachers focusing on working with a variety of identified special educations within the traditional classroom environment
  • Speech services, Occupational and Physical Therapy services
  • 1 part time Building Psychologist
  • 1 School Counselor
 
  • 1 Special Education Teacher focusing on students with Multiple Disabilities
  • 1 Special Education Teacher focusing on students with a diagnosis of Autism
  • Warrior Path Program designed to assist students, not traditionally successful in the school setting to meet the goal of graduation and workforce ready
  • 5 Special Education Teachers focusing on working with a variety of identified special educations within the traditional classroom environment
  • Speech services, Occupational and Physical Therapy services
  • 1 full time Child Focus Counselor
  • 1 part time Building Psychologist
  • 1 Special Education designated School Counselor
Goshen Local School district is a member of the Clermont County Educational Service Consortium. When a students needs require more than we can provide at the local campus level, we provide services through their programs.
  • Wasserman Partial Hospitalization Center –for students who experience profound emotional issues – operated by Child Focus (80% Mental Health and 20% Academics)
  • Genesis (South) Center – for students who experience emotional issues - operated by Clermont County Educational Service Center (25% Mental Health and 75% Academics)
  • Village Christian Therapeutic Educational Center – located in Pleasant Plain for students that have emotional, or other severe behaviors that prevent them from being successful in the traditional school setting - operated by the Church of God and Mid-Western Children’s Home, designed to meet individual student needs
  • South – students who are either severely Autistic, or profoundly Intellectually limited – operated by the Clermont County Educational Service Center, designed to meet individual student needs  
  • Wildey Center – Located in Owensville for students that are severely handicapped or require nursing care as part of their academic day, operated by the Developmentally Disabilities Consortium, designed to meet individual student needs.
  • Great Oaks Career and Technical Centers – located in Wilmington, Milford and Reading for students that meet the qualifications set up by their career or technical program of choice.
Family Engagement Survey

The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) would like to invite you to participate in a short, 25 question survey about your involvement in your student’s education. Research suggests that parental involvement is a key predictor of positive educational outcomes. Link to video You may be eligible to participate if your child has an IEP and receives special education services. The purpose of collecting this information is to improve services for students with disabilities across Ohio.
Notice of Public Participation
 
Goshen Local Schools district gives notice that it receives funding through a federal IDEA-B to supplement its Special Education program.  Anyone having questions or input regarding the grant may call Goshen Local School Board office at 513-722-2222.