Kayla Finnell Vogel
Speech Language Pathologist, M.S., CCC-SLP
(760) 337-6530 ext. 2402
The Special Education department strives to ensure that all students with exceptional needs are provided a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). When a student's needs cannot be adequately met through modifications of the regular school program, an Individualized Education Program (IEP) is developed for eligible students by the district IEP team, which includes parents/guardians, educators, and qualified services providers.
Child Find also requires school districts to identify and evaluate children who may need services. When determining eligibility, the district evaluates whether a child's condition negatively affects their educational performance. Students are assessed in all areas related to suspected disabilities, including social and emotional status.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE
Children who have one or more of the following disabilities and need specialized educational services have the right to receive special education and related services:
hearing impairments (including deafness)
speech or language impairments
visual impairments (including blindness)
traumatic brain injury
other health impairments
specific learning disabilities
Special Education Director
Special Education Clerk
(760) 337-6530 ext. 2608