The Kansas School for the Deaf provides comprehensive special education services to all students who qualify for services to ensure a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). These services range from:
Speech and language services are available to students at KSD. Therapy is provided to students whose IEP team has determined that such services are warranted. Speech and language assessments are conducted on a three-year basis as part of the KSD comprehensive evaluation process.
KSD students, parents, and staff will find a variety of guidance and counseling services available to them at school. The philosophy of the staff involved is one that emphasizes the preventive and positive aspects of mental health.
Personal/Social Assistance - KSD Psychology/Counseling Department offers assistance to students and parents in times of need. Requests for these services may be made to the Director of Related Services.
A psychoeducational assessment may be requested by the IEP team to address concerns affecting a student's learning, or due to lack of information on the student. Depending on the referral question, this may consist of cognitive testing, academic testing, behavior rating scales, social-emotional assessment and observations within the classroom and non-classroom setting. Requests may occur during the triennial review of data or when a parent/teacher has requested a review. Please contact the Director of Related Services for more information.
Both physical therapy and occupational therapy are available to students whose IEP team has determined that such services are needed. Determination of need is based on an assessment. Inquiries regarding an assessment in this area may be directed to the Department Head Teacher or to the Director of Related Services.