- Lead Diagnostician: Ms. Lou Triplett assists in overseeing the evaluation process for all students referred for special education services within the Channelview Independent School District. She provides leadership in the area of "Response to Intervention" and assures consistency in the identification of learning disabilities. She oversees overall compliance with evalation and individual education plan meetings. Additionally, she serves as a mentor and a leader to other diagnosticians, licensed specialists in school psychology (LSSPs), and clerical support staff within the district.
- Lead Speech Pathologist: Ms. Odie Keith assists in overseeing the provision of speech and language services in the Channelview ISD. She is the district contact for transition from early childhood interention programs (ECI) and is responsible for screening and planning for full and individual evaluations for children who are ages 3-5. She provides leadership in the identification and speech and language disorders and programming for preschool age students. Additionally, she serves as a mentor to other speech language pathologists within the district and assists with the overall childfind efforts conducted within the district.
Parent Training sessions are offered throughout the school year by the Special Services Department. These trainings address varied topics and are offered free of charge. For further information, please contact the Channelview ISD Special Services Department at 281-452-8006.
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The Channelview Independent School District is dedicated to providing a free, appropriate public education to all children with disabilities, ages 3-21 that live within the Channelview ISD boundaries. The special services staff is committed to providing support, services, and accomdations to students in the least restrictive environment. This mission is accomplished through the collaboration of students, parents, school personnel, and community members.
- all students requiring special education services an equal opportunity for a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE);
- the most appropriate environment and curriculum;
- capable and dedicated personnel and support staff;
- a continuum of services to maximize the mental, physical social and emotional growth of all students; and,
- a commitment to these students reaching their full potential.
Students identified as having a disability who need special education services are children 3 through 22, with disabilities including the following:
- auditorally impaired;
- emotionally disturbed;
- learning disabled;
- mentally retarded;
- orthopedically impaired;
- other health impaired;
- physically disabled;
- speech impaired;
- traumatic brain injury; and,
- visually impaired.
The State of Texas, Texas Education Agency, and the United States Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs regulate these programs.
- Glossary of Special Education Terms
- Texas Education Agency
- Texas Commission for the Blind
- Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation
- Advocacy, Inc.
- The National Information Center on Children and Youth with Disabilities
- Autism Society of America
- The ARC of Texas
- The Parent Training & Information Center for Texas
- The U.S. Department of Education has released final regulations to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA). The official copy of these regulations is available at www.ed.gov/idea.
- The "Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities" website includes information on supports for students with disabilities, including psychologists, health care specialists, and academic tutors. Information regarding government programs and parent support groups is also available. To access this site, visit: http://www.yellowpagesforkids.com/
- "Focus on Early Childhood Education" provides the full text of a Harvard Education Letter article series on Pre-K through 3 education, along with links to the most current research and other resources on early childhood education. The authors note that high-quality early childhood education plays an important role in students' success, not only in the elementary grades, but throughout their lives. Additional information is available at http://www.hel-earlyed.org/