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    West Plains R-VII

    Special Services Department

    The mission of the Special Education Department is to identify, educate, and assist students with disabilities to achieve their full potential to become functional members of their community.

    A comprehensive range of special education services are offered by the R-VII School District to assist students to reach their potential within the least restrictive environment. In each program, emphasis is placed on assisting the individual student to gain useful knowledge and experience, grow in self-esteem and understanding, develop social and work-related aptitudes, and learn basic skills for earning a living and for responsible citizenship.

    SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS WITH:

    • intellectual disabilities

    • young child with a developmental delay

    • visual impairment/blindness

    • multiple disabilities

    • specific learning disabilities

    • emotional disturbance

    • speech and language impairment

    • traumatic brain injury

    • autism

    • orthopedic impairment

    • other health impairments

    • hearing impairment and deafness

    SPECIALLY TRAINED STAFF PROVIDE:

    • related services

    • assistance with intervention strategies

    • assistance in making referrals

     

    Please contact Amy Ross Ed.D., Director of Special Services, or the Building Administrator for additional information.

    Stephanie Dow-Process Coordinator

    Melanie Martin-Process Coordinator

    Somer Boyer-Process Coordinator

    Erin McBride-Process Coordinator

    Stephanie Barker-Process Coordinator  

    Kimberly Wade-Administrative Assistant 

    Tracy Whisnant-Administrative Assistant