Support staff specialists work with program staff and parents to address each individual child's needs.
The team includes:
Our intensive, comprehensive and multidisciplinary program is based on evidence-based best practices. We utilize current available research, theory and best practices from multiple disciplines educating children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
Staff continue to develop professional skills through attending conferences, in-service trainings and visiting model programs. Training opportunities through the Placer County SELPA and the Placer County Office of Education may include intensive behavioral intervention, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), and structured teaching.
We are Partners with Parents beginning with the referral from ACRC. Parents are actively involved in all aspects of the assessment process. The Jumpstart PCOE-IAC provides multiple opportunities for parents to expand the knowledge and skills necessary to raise a child with special needs.
The Jumpstart PCOE-IAC provides each child with on-going comprehensive assessment. This includes intensive instruction, observation (including our observation room) and data gathering in one-to-one and small group settings. This data is used to systematically determine the most effective strategies for each child.
Staff specialists make monthly home visits to support the child in the home setting, the child's natural environment, demonstrating effective strategies and addressing specific family needs and interests. The School Psychologist, Speech-Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, Behavior Specialist and Education Specialist also select, develop and oversee the strategies and methods used in the home training and support components of the Jumpstart PCOE-IAC program. Basic training is provided to teach families how to use research-supported best practices strategies for fostering language development and social-emotional growth in environments outside the educational setting, and to develop and understanding of typical child development.
The group meets 1-2 times per month. Parents provide practical support and information for each other to successfully addressing the needs of their children. This group meeting also provides critical, updated information about community resources available to families.
A series of coordinated transition activities are designed to assist the receiving school district in developing a comprehensive transition to appropriate services at the age of 3. This may include opportunities for district staff to consult with Jumpstart PCOE-IAC staff and observe the child.
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.
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