Special Education Services

Special Education Services

Welcome to the River Valley Local Schools Department of Special Education!
It is our privilege to work with you and your students in the area of Students with Disabilities.
Our Special Education Department collaborates with parents, students, Intervention Specialists, Tutors and Teachers to provide services for students who require academic intervention, behavioral support, differentiation, and/or a team approach to meet the unique learning needs of students.

The River Valley School District provides a continuum of special education services and supports to children ages 3 through 21 identified as disabled under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act. Special education services are provided in accordance with Ohio’s Operating Standards for Ohio’s Schools Serving Children with Disabilities.
Who may receive special education services?

Preschool Children (ages 3-5) who have been identified as having moderate to severe developmental delays in the areas of communication, motor, adaptive behavior, social-emotional, vision, hearing, or cognitive skills.
School-age children (6-21) who have been identified as having one of the following disability conditions:
  • Autism
  • Cognitive Disability
  • Deaf-Blindness
  • Deafness
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Multiple Disabilities
  • Orthopedic Impairment
  • Other Health Impairment
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Speech or Language Impairment
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Visual Impairment 
Where are special education services provided?
Services are provided in the Least Restrictive Environment. This means that children are educated in the regular educational environment to the greatest extent possible. The following list of educational settings is in order from the least restrictive environment to the most restrictive environment:
  • General Education Classroom
  • Tutorial/Support Room
  • Resource Room/Specialized Skill Unit
  • Special School
  • Home Instruction
  • Hospital
  • Institution
What related services are provided to students with disabilities?

Based on the child's needs, the following support services are available:
  • Adaptive Physical Education
  • Aide Services
  • Attendant Services
  • Audiological Services
  • Counseling Services
  • Guide Services
  • Interpreter Services
  • Medical Services
  • Occupational Therapy Services
  • Orientation and Mobility Services
  • Physical Therapy Services
  • Speech and Language Services
  • Transportation
Students who are suspected of having a disability should contact their building administrator to arrange for a meeting to discuss the student's current levels of performance, possible interventions and options that are currently available to address student needs.

Jill Mustard, Director of Special Education

740-725-5400, extension 1460
197 Brocklesby Road
Caledonia, Ohio 43314
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