Special Education

    At the Manistee Intermediate School District, we strive for excellence in serving our local districts and their students.

    Special Education Services delivered by the MISD include:

    Early Childhood Special Education Classroom
    A preschool program for children 3 to 6 years old qualifying for special education services.

    Severely Cognitively Impaired
    Programs for students with severe cognitive disabilities, and also includes children with multiple disabilities.

    Moderately Cognitively Impaired
    A program for students with moderate cognitive disabilities.

    Severely Emotionally Impaired Classroom
    Program for student with a severely emotionally impaired students.

    School Psychological Services
    A variety of tests may be administered in the area of intelligence, academic achievement, perception and personality.

    School Social Worker Services
    Evaluation of aspects of emotional impairment and interpersonal relationships. Direct counseling may be given for better social-emotional adjustment.

    Project Find
    Identifies students 0-26 years in need of special education, also includes monthly Preschool Screening Clinic.

    Early On
    Birth to three years of age, Intervention Services.

    Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
    Identification of a lifelong developmental disability which is characterized by disturbances in the sequences of cognitive, affective, psychomotor, language and speech development.

    Speech / Language Therapy
    Assessment of articulation, voice or fluency impairment, receptive and expressive language, fluency and/or vocal quality.

    Occupational Therapy
    Assessment of sensory-motor and self-help skills, muscle strength, range of motion, postural reflexes, and/or needs for adaptive devices.

    Physically Impaired/Otherwise Health Impaired
    Manifestation of a physical or other health impairment which adversely affects educational performance and may require physical adaptations.

    Hearing Impaired
    Includes both deaf and hard of hearing and any student with any degree of hearing loss that interferes with development or adversely affects education performance.

    Visually Impaired
    Any visual impairment that interferes with development or adversely affects education performance.

    Transition / Work Study Coordinator
    A vocational evaluation will be completed to determine future planning for classes and/or work study.

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