The Placer County Office of Education Severe Multiple Disabilities (SMD) program is a specifically designed instructional program for students who are medically fragile and/or severely medically disabled. Students must be referred by their district of residence. For additional assistance, contact the Placer County SELPA at 530.886.5873.
There are currently programs located in Roseville and Newcastle, serving students preschool through 22 years of age. The program relies on a highly trained staff of professionals and paraprofessionals working collaboratively with Designated Instructional Service Providers, parents and outside agencies to provide a comprehensive program to students with SMD.
Developmentally appropriate functional curriculum aligned to the Common Core StandardsThe curriculum aligns functional skills with the standards while allowing for the unique developmental and sometimes medical needs of the studentsStudent goals and objectives are developed jointly by parent and school staff at IEP meetings. These goals and objectives are the focus of staff as they develop activities to support goals and chart student progressStudents receive formal progress reports based in their IEP goals following their school calendarTeachers and parents share information about the student through communication logs which are sent home daily. Additional information is also communicated by way of phone or e-mailStudents are provided specifically designed curriculum delivered by staff trained to modify instruction on the basis of the student's unique physical, medical and learning needsEach classroom is staff with a teacher, credentialed by the State of California to teacher students with severe disabilities, highly trained instructional assistants and licensed vocational nurses (HIA's).Support Services
Speech-Language TherapyOccupational TherapyPhysical TherapySchool PsychologistSchool NurseOrthopedic Impairment SpecialistAssistive TechnologyVisual Impairment ServicesOrientation and MobilityAdapted Physical Education
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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