School psychologists infrequently work with students in low incidence populations and training in these areas can be limited. However, school psychologists need to be equipped to assess and support their unique needs. Assessment and interventions for these populations often take some outside of the box thinking in order to craft strong support programs. This session will examine the various strengths and challenges when working with students who are visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing or have physical and health needs impacting their education. Participants will leave with ideas regarding assessment, community resources, high and low technology options, and other intervention ideas.
Strand: B, Topic: I, Level: II
Kristin Makena, LEP, special education site administrator for Low Incidence Programs; Alison Cardenas, teacher of the visually impaired; Cory Hoffman, lead teacher for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Program; and Erin Sullivan, lead teacher for the Medically/Physically Challenged Program, San Diego Unified School District.