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Welcome to the Office of Special Education

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”

For services, contact the Director of Special Education

Mr. Eric Legg

Director of Special Education

Clay County Schools

PO Box 120

285 Church Street

Clay, WV  25043

304-587-2713

 

Clay County Schools provides educational services in the following areas:

Autism
Blindness and Low Vision
Deafness
Developmental Delay
Emotional/Behavioral Disorder
Gifted
Hard of Hearing
Intellectual Disability
Orthopedic Impairment
Other Health Impairment
Developmental Disorders
Specific Learning Disability
Speech/Language Impairment
Traumatic Brain Injury

We also provide these related services for students with disabilities:

Assistive Technology
Audiology
Counseling Services
Occupational Therapy
Psychological Services
Physical Therapy
School Health Services
Speech/Language Pathology

Office of Exceptional Children collaborates with:

Community Care of WV
Clay County Health Department
Department of Health and Human Resources
Department of Rehabilitation Services
Head Start
Parents As Teachers
Right from the Start
WV Birth to Three
And other State and Federal Agencies

 

A Message To Parents

Parents, family members, and school personnel are critical partners in the education of children. This website is designed to provide parents information in order for them to play an important role in making decisions about their child’s academic success. Research has proven that family involvement results in higher student achievement.

Student Assistance Team
SAT Process

If you feel your child is experiencing academic difficulties, boredom, social issues, behavior problems, or other concerns; you should contact the child’s teacher for a conference. During this conference, ideas and strategies to help your child will be discussed. Your child may be referred to the SAT Team where interventions to target the specific behavior will be developed for use at school and at home.
During the intervention period, observations and information will be collected to review the success of these interventions during follow-up conferences. Support services such as after-school programs, remedial reading or math classes, counseling, psychological support, or other community services may also be used.
If the team decides that further information is needed, a referral for a multidisciplinary evaluation may be necessary.  Specific tests, observations and other activities will be used to collect information which will help in determining whether your child needs special education services.  You and other members of the Eligibility Committee will meet to review all the information.
If your child is not eligible for special education services, more intervention and strategies will be discussed for future use. If your child is eligible for special education services, an Individualized Education Program (IEP) will be written. The IEP is designed to provide specific education services for your child’s area of exceptionality.
Clay County Schools

Clay County High School - 304-587-4266

Clay County Middle School - 304-587-2343

Big Otter Elementary School - 304-286-3111

Clay County Elementary School - 304-587-4276

H. E. White Elementary School - 304-548-7101

Lizemores Elementary School - 304-587-4823

National and State Organizations of Special Interest to Parents

TASH

The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps

is an organization of parents, educators and other professionals, which provides information, support, and coordinates a parent-to-parent network of communication for individuals with sever disabilities.  

LDAA
CEC TAG
ASA