Direct Services

Our direct services are built around our students special needs and designed to involve parents. We can help with a wide variety of disabilities, from behavior to physical therapy.

Assistive Technology

WCISEC will directly assist an IEP team who has a child with a disability in the selection, acquisition, or use of an assistive technology device. The term “assistive technology device” means any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of children with disabilities.

Audiology and Hearing Impaired Services

Four hearing impaired certified teachers are available to serve students with hearing difficulties within the twenty-two member school districts of this cooperative. Students are seen for either direct service within their classroom or on a consultative basis. In addition, a licensed audiologist proves impedance screening to very young children in all member districts. Two days per week, the audiologist performs audiological evaluations in a sound booth on the campus of WIU.

Autism Consultative Services

WCISEC consultants serve children identified as having a disability within the autism spectrum. These consultants visit the students in their classrooms and with input from teachers, administrators, and families develop techniques to address specific concerns, which may have an adverse affect on student progress.

Behavioral Needs Programming: Self-Contained Programs, Alternative Schools, and Behavior Intervention Consultation

WCISEC provides students with moderate level behavior/emotional disorders programming to meet their individual needs.  Students are required to meet the graduation requirements of the resident district, with the ultimate goal being the return of the student to the home district prior to graduation.

Project Insight, New Horizons, and Macomb Jr/Sr. High Modular programs are alternative approaches to education for those junior/senior high students who have behavioral problems, which interfere with their learning within the traditional school setting. In cooperation with parents and community, these schools will provide the educational and social opportunities for students to acquire skills, knowledge, and a sense of responsibility in a safe educational environment that will prepare them to become contributing members of society.

Multiple Disabilities(M/D)Programs: Self-Contained Programs and Consultation Services

WCISEC provides students with moderate to severe mental and physical impairments programming to meet their needs in 10 separate classrooms within the five county regions. Our programs serve children 3-21 with a curriculum that focuses on pre-academics, life skills, and vocational development.

Physical and Occupational Therapy

Physical/Occupational therapy services in the schools can be provided by a physical/occupational therapist or a certified occupational therapy assistant/physical therapy assistants. It is the goal of the PT/OT to determine whether motor problems of a student hinder their ability to perform in the educational setting. Occupational therapists assess fine motor skills, daily living skills, visual motor skills and sensory integrative deficits. Physical therapists assess gross motor skills, ambulation, mobility, and equipment needs.

School Social Work Services

Through the use of assessment, counseling, consultation and coordination of services, School Social Workers provide unique services to students, parents, school and the community. A primary objective of the School Social Worker is the early identification and prevention of problems within the school setting. School Social Workers work with student who show signs of social, emotional, physical or environmental difficulties that interfere with their school adjustment and achievement.

Speech/Language Pathology Services

Speech and Language services are provided to students who are enrolled in WCISEC programs by Speech/Language Pathologists. Services are provided for children who have difficulty with communication skills, which may interfere with their academic and social interactions. School-based Speech/Language Pathologists see students for treatment of speech sound production, language, voice, and fluency (stuttering). Services include diagnosis of possible impairments and individualized/small group treatment and consultation if warranted. Treatment is directed by goals established in an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), which is developed with input from the IEP team.

Vision Impaired Programming: Itinerant Services, Consultant Services, Braille Services Orientation, and Mobility Services

Included within the services for students with vision impairments are direct and/or consultative services, orientation and mobility training and Braille teaching by a certified vision teacher. Services are provided with the student’s classroom in the immediate environment or community.