There are a variety of center and regional programs which serve students with more intensive physical, cognitive, learning and/or emotional impairments. The Individual Education Plan (IEP) determines eligibility for center and regional program placement in cooperation with parents.
Cognitively Impaired (CI) Classrooms
Cedar Springs regionally operates a continuum (grades 4-12) of services for students who have mild cognitive impairments.
Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)
Our Early Childhood Special Education program is designed to meet the needs of preschool-aged children (3-5 years old) who have developmental delays. Eligibility for this program is determined through a parental referral and evaluation process.
Region 1 Transition Services (R1TS)
R1TS is a transition-specific program for students ages 18-26 who have special needs and live within the Region 1, Kent Intermediate School District boundaries. R1TS concentrates on the following areas of transition: employment, post-secondary education, community involvement, and home living.
Resource/Cross Categorical Classrooms
Cedar Springs provides a full continuum of support services for students who experience mild to moderate learning difficulties. Students who require less than 50 percent support through special education are typically place in resource room. Students who require more than 50 percent support through special education are typically place in a self-contained/cross-categorical setting.
Occupation and Physical Therapy
Occupational Therapy and/or Physical Therapy is provided for students who require services per their Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
Our school psychologists conduct comprehensive evaluations on students who experience learning or behavioral difficulties in the classroom. Written parental permission is required to conduct an evaluation and the results are discussed with the parents and staff at an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meeting.
School Social Work
Our school social workers provide individualized or small group counseling to students experiencing learning or behavioraldifficulties. Parental consult is required through the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) when ongoing counseling is needed.
Speech and Language Therapy
After an initial speech evaluation is completed, an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is held to determine if a student is eligible for direct, consult, or monitored speech and language services.
Teacher Consultant Services
Special education students who are included in all regular education classes may receive TC services. Teacher consultant services are driven by the student's IEP and often include verbal testing accommodations, organizational support, and remediation of skills. The teacher consultant is also responsible for communicating the various disabilities of students to teachers and assisting them in preparing appropriate educational plans.