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It is the intent of the Perry County Special Education Department to serve the special needs students in Perry County in an efficient and timely manner. Each child is evaluated and an educational program developed to meet the individual needs of that student. A summary of special services available in Perry County is posted below.
If you are looking for a specific policy, please check in the documents.
It is the responsibility of the Perry County School System to develop and implement procedures that ensure all children within its jurisdiction, birth to twenty-one years of age, regardless of the severity of their disability and who needs special education and related services are identified, located and evaluated.
- AUTISM - A developmental disability that significantly affects verbal and nonverbal communication and social interaction generally evident before age three that adversely affects educational performance.
- DEAF-BLINDNESS - A combination of both hearing and visual impairments causing severe communication and other developmental and educational needs.
- Adaptive development
- Cognitive development
- Communication development
- Social and emotional development
- Physical development
- An inability to learn which cannot be explained by intellectual, sensory or health factors;
- An inability to build or maintain satisfactory interpersonal relationships with peers and teachers;
- Inappropriate types of behavior or feelings under normal circumstances;
- A general pervasive mood of unhappiness or depression;
- A tendency to develop physical symptoms or fears associated with personal or school problems .
- OTHER HEALTH IMPAIRED - Limited strength, vitality or alertness including a heightened alertness to environmental stimuli ,that results in limited alertness with respect to the educational environmental ,that is due to chronic or acute health problems. The impairment must adversely affect educational performance.
SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITY - A disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or in using language, spoken or written, which may manifest itself in the imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell, or to do mathematical calculations.
SPEECH AND LANGUAGE IMPAIRMENT - A communication disorder in the area of articulation, voice, language, or fluency, which adversely affects a child's educational performance.
TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY - An acquired injury to the brain caused by an external physical force, resulting in total or partial functional disability or psychosocial impairment or both, that adversely affects educational performance.
- For further Information Contact Dr. Corey Jones at 334-683-4144 Ext. 284