Services

Services Offered

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Alternative Placement Homebound
Assistive Technology
Audiology
Child Search
Gifted and Talented
Related Services
Technology

                                                                   Alternative Placement - Homebound


Homebound Instructional Services are part-time instructional services provided to a regular or special education student who has a medically diagnosed medical or psychological/emotional condition that confines the student to the home environment or hospital for more than 10 consecutive days. Homebound is not intended to take the place of the educational program obtained through regular school attendance.  In order for homebound services to be approved, the expected duration of the medical/psychological/emotional condition that prohibits school attendance must be a minimum of 4 consecutive weeks.  To apply for homebound, the parent must contact the school to obtain the appropriate papers for completion by the physician(s).

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Phone:  225-686-4242  
Fax: 225-686-4335

                                                                                Assistive Technology

 

Assistive Technology (AT) refers to “any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of children with disabilities.” In education,  AT serves to enhance learning and support classroom performance and participation for students who qualify for special education services according to Bulletin 1508, the Louisiana Pupil Appraisal Handbook.

AT can range from pencil grips and raised-line paper to screen reading software and high-tech speech-generating devices.  AT supports include the selection, acquisition, and use of AT including evaluation and training for students, family, and professionals.  AT encompasses a broad range of devices from very simple (low technology) to very sophisticated (high technology) or somewhere in between on that continuum.  AT must be considered for a student at every IEP meeting.  

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Phone:  225-665-3079  
Fax: 225-665-4114

                                                                                           Audiology 


The Audiology Department has proudly served the students of Livingston Parish since 2007 by providing educationally related diagnostic Hearing Evaluations, Consultations, and Support for students with hearing related needs.

Parents with concerns regarding their child’s hearing should initially notify the child’s teacher or Child Search team (if the child is not yet enrolled in school). Services are provided by our Audiologist, Heidi McGovern, MA/CCC-A/SLP, who may be contacted at:

LPPS Pupil Appraisal Center
29849 S. Magnolia Street
Livingston, LA 70754

[email protected]
Phone: 225-686-7600 ext. 114  
Fax: 225-686-7609

                                                                                        Child Search


Livingston Parish Public Schools (LPPS) assures that all children, ages 3 through 21, residing within the jurisdiction of the school system who have a disability and are in need of special education, related, and/or special services are identified, located, and evaluated. In accordance with the State Child Search Program, the Child Search Coordinator will document that annual and ongoing activities are conducted to identify, and locate children (ages 3 through 21) suspected of being exceptional and needing special education and/or related services. 

LPPS Pupil Appraisal Center
29849 S. Magnolia Street
Livingston, LA 70754

Child Search Department:
Phone:  225-686-7600 ext. 142   
Fax: 225-686-7609

                                                                                Gifted and Talented

 

Livingston Parish Public Schools offer services for students identified as gifted and/or talented in grades K-12.  Parents can request their child be screened for gifted and/or talented services by asking their child's teacher to refer him or her for screening. Teachers can request a student be screened for gifted and/or talented services by emailing a referral to the chairperson of the School Building Level Committee (SBLC).  If the student passes the screening, a recommendation for an evaluation is made.  If the student qualifies for an exceptionality, a committee will then develop an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for the identified eligible student. Students receive services based on their individual needs as identified in the evaluation.

The gifted program provides students enrichment or accelerated academic services, where higher level and critical thinking skills permeate the curriculum. 

The talented program provides enrichment for students to further their artistic abilities in theater, visual arts, and/or music.  Students may qualify for one or more of the areas and will receive instruction as recommended by their evaluation. Students are pulled from a non-academic course to receive enrichment services.

[email protected]                             
Phone: 225-686-4252 
Fax: 225-686-4335

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                                                   BEHAVIOR INTERVENTION AND SUPPORT 


 

Behavioral services are provided through a range of programs and services based on a multi-tiered system of support approach to behavior intervention.  For the most significant behavior concerns, LPPS has a team of specially trained Behavior Specialists, comprised of both Certified School Psychologists and School Social Workers, that provide a wide range of services to students in LPPS, including teacher consultation, teacher professional development, behavior intervention development and implementation, and direct services to students such as counseling, social skills training and practice, problem-focused therapy, crisis assessment and intervention, and many other strategies. Behavior intervention services are provided based on eligibility criteria, and are available to both general and special education students across all ages from pre-K through high school who meet the criteria.  For more information on behavior intervention services, please contact your child’s teacher. You may also contact the coordinator of Pupil Appraisal as shown below.  



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Phone: 225-686-7600 ext. 111  
Fax: 225-686-7609




                                                                   COMMUNICATION SERVICES
Speech Therapy - Speech-Language Pathologist (SLPs) provide speech and/or language interventions and IEP therapy services to all students ages 3-21 that meet the eligibility criteria for a Speech or Language Impairment, according to the Louisiana Pupil Appraisal Handbook, Bulletin 1508. LPPS SLPs service students enrolled in LPPS public schools as well as private schools within the LPPS jurisdiction, under four major areas of communication: articulation, language, voice, and/or fluency deficits.    
[email protected]
Phone: 225-686-4280
Fax: 225-686-4335



                                                                   HARD OF HEARING/ DEAFNESS Services are offered for hearing impaired students through both itinerant and classroom programs. Educational Interpreters are available for students with Hard of Hearing/Hearing Impairment/Deafness whose IEPs indicate the need for this service. [email protected]
Phone: 225-686-4276
Fax: 225-686-4335


                                                                                MOTOR SERVICES Adapted Physical Education - APE services are provided to students who may not safely or successfully engage in the vigorous activities of the general physical education program on a full-time basis.  Students qualify for APE services through the evaluation process outlined in Bulletin 1508, the Pupil Appraisal Handbook.  Once determined eligible, students receive APE at their school for the time outlined in the student's IEP.   Occupational Therapy - OT is a related service that must be necessary to assist the student with disabilities to benefit from his/her special education program.  Eligibility for services is determined through Bulletin 1508, the Pupil Appraisal Handbook.  OTs in the school setting focus on primarily on fine motor skills, self-care skills and sensory processing.  Additionally, they may work with Assistive Technology staff in securing and educating students on the use of adaptive equipment needed to benefit from the student's special education program. Physical Therapy - PT is a related service that must be necessary to assist the student with disabilities to benefit from his/her special education program.  Eligibility for PT services is determined through Bulletin 1508, the Pupil Appraisal Handbook.  PTs in the school setting focus on gross motor skills, self-help skills, and independent mobility skills.  Additionally, they may work with students using adaptive equipment to develop and maintain strength, endurance and coordination needed to benefit from the student's special education program.
[email protected]
Phone: 225-686-4276
Fax: 225-686-4335


                                                                               VISUALLY IMPAIRED Services are offered for visually impaired students through both itinerant and classroom programs. Visually impaired students whose IEPs indicate the need for orientation & mobility (O&M) may receive those services from an orientation & mobility specialist. Braille and large print books are available to students needing this service.

[email protected]
Phone: 225-686-4276

Fax: 225-686-4335



                                                                                            Technology

All special education teachers and related service providers are issued computers for IEP purposes.  Technical assistance with computers and software is available to all special education personnel.  The provision of this service assists special education personnel in planning for students, teaching students, and assessing students more effectively and incompliance with Louisiana Student State Standards.

[email protected]
Phone: 225-686-4280
Fax: 225-686-4335


 

 Livingston Parish Public Schools
13909 Florida Blvd. Livingston. LA 70754
Special Education Department
P.O. Box 1130
Livingston, LA 70754
Fax#: (225) 686-4335

   

Notice of Discrimination

The Livingston Parish School Board does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, national origin, disability or gender in its educational programs and activities (including employment and application for employment), and it is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of gender by Title IX (20 USC 168) and on the basis of disability by Section 504 (42 USC 794). The Title IX Coordinator is Stephen Parrill

Livingston Parish Public Schools is committed to ensuring that all websites and web applications, both public-facing and for internal use, conform to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (W.C.A.G.) 2.0 Level AA. Any issues should be reported [email protected] ([email protected]), Assistant Superintendent, P.O. Box 1130, Livingston, LA 70754; Phone (225) 686-7044. The Special Education Director is Dr. Eric Penalber ([email protected]); the LPPS 504 Coordinator is Marcia McKnight ([email protected]), P.O. Box 1130 Livingston, LA 70754; Phone (225)686-4248.

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