Adapted Physical Education (APE)
Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Program (DHOH)
Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)
Itinerant Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Program (IDHOH)
Orthopedic Handicap Program (OH)
School Health Services
Special Classes for the Severely Disabled (SC/SD)
Speech and Language Services
Program for the Visually Impaired (VI)
Adapted Physical Education is provided to students who cannot safely or successfully participate in the vigorous activities of the general physical education program. Generally, students receive services at their own schools during regular school hours. The adaptive physical education specialist coordinates services with the classroom or physical education teacher.
Students whose hearing impairments are so severe that without specialized services they would not benefit from regular school programs attend special education classes for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing. Students range in age from preschool to high school. A total communication approach which emphasizes all avenues of communication (speech, speech reading, aural, sign language, finger spelling, etc.) is used throughout the instructional day. Students have access to auditory trainers as well as other specialized resources and equipment to enhance their learning.
Maria Duran-Barajas, Program Coordinator
MERCED COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION
632 West 13th Street
Merced, CA 95341