Office for Exceptional Children
The Office for Exceptional Children for Tipp City Exempted Village Schools, under the direction of Dr. Gretta Kumpf, supports and enhances the educational goals of our students. We recognize that all students are unique and we strive to coordinate and implement a variety of student services for Tipp City's children beginning at age three. The Office for Exceptional Children offers a variety of related services for students with an Individual Education Plan(IEP) or students who are at risk with specialized support. This support may include modification, accommodations, interventions, and consultative resources. Some of the services are:
Modified Physical Education:
Modified physical education, for students who display gross motor delays, gives students modifications and basic introductions to lifetime sports and leisure activities.
Assistive technology can enable children with disabilities to accomplish daily living tasks and aid them in communication, education, work or recreation activities. In essence, it helps them achieve greater independence and enhance their quality of life.
Audiology services identify students with suspected hearing problems and provides support services to students with limited hearing. Audiology services also provide counseling and guidance to pupils, parents and educators regarding the impact of limited hearing.
Student Behavior Support:
Student behavior support provides behavior assessment and guides the development of behavior plans. This is done in partnership with the IEP team to encourage positive student behavior at home and at school.
Case Manager:The Case Manager assists parents of special education students in navigating through the Special Education process.
Educational Interpreters:Interpreters assist in facilitating communication by providing interpretation for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Home instruction is provided for students who are physically or emotionally unable to attend school.
Special education for children under the age of five experiencing delays in their development.
Orientation and Mobility:
This is provided to the blind or visually impaired students to enable those children to attain systematic orientation and safe movement within their environment.
Occupational therapy is designed to support students who have physical and developmental deficits that require assistance with fine-motor skills to help them function more independently.
Physical therapy provides various types of interventions to improve or facilitate a student’s functional mobility, independence, safety, and full accessibility to his/her education environment.
Psychological services plan and develop school programs and interventions to meet specific needs of children through administering psychological tests and other assessments.
This includes travel to and from school and between schools using specialized equipment (such as special or adapted buses, lifts, and ramps) if required to provide special transportation for a child with a disability.
Speech Language Pathology:
These services are provided to students who display deficits in one or more of the following areas: articulation, expressive/receptive language, fluency, vocal quality. Services include group screenings, individual diagnostic evaluations, direct therapy services and consultations with staff, parents and students.
Transition services are a coordinated set of activities for a student with a disability that promotes movement from school to post-school activities, including post-secondary education, vocational training, integrated employment, continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living or community participation.Galen Gingerich
Assistant Superintendent/ Director of Student Services
(937) 667-8444 ext 6300
Maxie FlynnSchool Psychologist
Office for Exceptional Children Administrative Assistant