Lake Placid Central School District offers services to students with disabilities, provided by licensed therapists designed to meet the individual needs of students. Each of these services are designed to enable students to benefit from free and appropriate education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment (LRE):
The role of a speech therapist is to evaluate for the presence of communication disorders and provide appropriate services. The primary role of the speech therapist is to enable students to communicate to the best of their ability through verbal and written communication.
A school-based OT is a trained health care professional whose focus is on the child’s ability yo function and to enhance a child’s ability to fully access and be successful in the educational environment. This may include independence with daily living skills, visual and motor skills, organizational skills, sensory processing abilities, pre-vocational tasks, modifying classroom environments, and adapting learning materials.
This program assists students in mobility and function while promoting overall health.