Developmentally appropriate curriculum aligned with California Common CoreUtilization of a combination of instructional strategies and intervention techniques to address the learning styles, abilities, functional and developmental needs of the studentsUtilization of a combination of instructional strategies and intervention techniques to address the learning styles, abilities, functional and developmental needs of the studentsTechnology-aided instruction and interventionIndividually planned mainstreaming opportunities and community-based instruction based on students’ needs and abilitiesHighly structured program to support independenceUtilization of visual supports including visual strategies, schedules, and work systemsLow staff to student ratioReduced class sizeEmphasis on communication skillsNaturalistic language interventionFunctional communication trainingAugmentative and alternative communication (AAC) including Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)Positive behavior interventions and differential reinforcement strategiesA systematic, data-driven approach for changing behavior based on positive interventionsIndividualized and group interventions based on best practices and researchA holistic approach that considers all of the factors that impact the student, and the student’s behaviorExtensive staff training to support consistent behavioral interventions, desired behaviors and activities in all campus environmentsSocial Skills trainingSupport Services
The Intensive Behavior Intervention Team may include:Administrators from the county office and district of residenceSpecial Education TeachersSchool PsychologistBehavior Support SpecialistsEducational ParaprofessionalsSpeech and Language PathologistsOccupational TherapistsPhysical TherapistsAssistive Technology SpecialistsNurses
WHERE ARE DHH STUDENT LOCATIONS?
Students are taught in district general education settings, charter school programs, district special education programs, county special education programs, Home Hospital Instruction (HHI), or in the PCOE Regional DHH program.
DOES PCOE OFFER ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR THOSE WITH DISABILITIES?
PCOE has a department focused on providing a wide variety of assistive technology devices to help children excel on an academic and personal level. From adaptive desks to special computer software, we have the tools your child deserves.
I HAVE AN INFANT WITH A DISABILITY. DOES PCOE OFFER SUPPORT?
PCOE offers amazing support and services for infants with disabilities. Our team works with the family to establish the proper development of their child. Our relationship-based approach guides children and parents through normal everyday activities, and ensures they're ready for the next phase of development.
Sign Language Resource
Learn how to effectively communicate with those who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Infant Development Resource
Find support and resources to effectively care for infants from birth to age three.
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