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DISTRICT: SPECIAL EDUCATION

GJPS SPECIAL EDUCATION LOW INCIDENCE STUDENT-BASED SERVICES

Gahanna-Jefferson staff work to adapt the curriculum, making it accessible to each student’s unique learning style. Low Incidence programs are referred to as such due to their smaller proportion of occurrence in contrast to the general-education population.

Extended Learning Support Services (grades K-5)

Cross-categorical programming intended to meet the needs of students with a range of strengths and needs. Specialized learning support is provided to students who may have needs such as severe communication disabilities, specific learning disabilities, autism, and intellectual or multiple disabilities and require support in the regular education classroom paired with small group intervention utilizing a modified curriculum.  Educational programming is extended to also develop skills in the areas of social skills, independence, and functional daily living skills.

Behavioral Support Services (grades K-12)

Specialized programming intended to meet the needs of students with unique and challenging behaviors through small-group and individualized social-behavioral skill support. The student will require an individualized behavior plan that focus and shape behaviors that permit progress academically, socially and behaviorally.

Structured Support Services (grades K-12)

Specialized programming intended to meet the needs of students with autism or students with characteristics similar to individuals with autism. Visual and physical structures are utilized to support students academically, socially, behaviorally and with expressive, receptive and written communication. Individualized academic support is provided to ensure progress on grade-level core content standards in a small-group setting or within the general-education environment.

Fundamental Support Services (grades 6-12)

Cross-categorical programming intended to meet the needs of students with cognitive disabilities, severe communication disabilities, specific learning disabilities, multiple-disabilities or autism requiring small-group intervention focusing on academic core and/or extended content standards, as well as a focus on functional daily living skills.

Extended Support Services (grades 6-12)

Intensive cross-categorical programming intended to meet the needs of students with multiple-disabilities, cognitive disabilities or autism requiring individualized and small group explicit instruction focused on the extended academic standards, vocational skills and functional daily living skills.

School Psychologists
Johnel Amerson
Lincoln High School
Keilah Shumaker
Goshen Lane Elementary
Jefferson Elementary
Lisa Kelley
Chapelfield Elementary
Lincoln Elementary
Lincoln High School
Amber Nekervis
Middle School South
Middle School West
Middle School East
Autumn Hadley
Blacklick Elementary 
Preschool
Kristin Strawser
High Point Elementary
Royal Manor Elementary
Cyndi Kleinhenz
Scholarship
 
Speech/Language Pathologists

Alexandra Price
Jefferson Elementary     
Middle School West
                

Meredith Baron
Royal Manor
Middle School East
Kate Montgomery
Chapelfield Elementary
Lincoln Elementary
Kristen Cantrell
Goshen Lane Elementary
Dianna Huffman-Barr
Lincoln High School
Erin Scott
High Point Elementary
April Hunter
Blacklick Elementary
Middle School South

Katerina Derdemezis
Preschool

Kara Waite
Preschool
Middle School West
Itinerant

 
Leah Matuszewski
Preschool
Case Managers
Chandra Earp
Lincoln High School
Christine Goddard
Middle School East
Middle School South
Middle School West
Brenda Telecsan
Elementary schools
Scholarship
Occupational Therapists
Angie Danner
High Point Elementary
Preschool

Amy Ellis
Goshen Lane Elementary

DeAnna Conley
Chapelfield
Middle School West     
Royal Manor

Chris Shanks
Jefferson Elementary
Lincoln Elementary
St. Matthew
Alyssa Johnson
Preschool

 Jenny Moore
Blacklick
Middle School East
Middle School South
Lincoln High School

Gahanna Special Olympics
Gahanna Special Olympics
For more information, please contact Eric Turner, local coordinator.