Barton County Special Services has approximately 60 certified staff and 110 paraprofessionals delivering the following services: Administration, instruction, speech therapy, assistive technology, screening and evaluation, hearing impaired service, inservice, psychological service, physical therapy, occupational therapy, adapted physical education, resource information, vocational preparation, public awareness, instructional resources, and career education. There are approximately 800 students receiving these services.
An exceptional child is one whose physical, mental, social, emotional, or educationl characteristics differ from most children of the same age or grade to the degree that special education services are needed.
Evaluation is provided for school-aged children who appear to be exceptional. Coordination of special education services, with services provided by the other community agencies is arranged to provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE) for exceptional children.
Confidentiality of all information concerning the child and the child's family is maintained in accordance with state laws and the Family Rights of Privacy Act.
Early Childhood Disability
Specific Learning Disability
Other Health Impairment
Traumatic Brain Injury