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Low Incidence Disabilities Team

Low Incidence Disabilities Team
4040 South Pecos-McLeod
Las Vegas, Nevada 89121
702-799-0794

Department Overview      Deaf/Hard of Hearing     Vision Services

 

Mission

The Low Incidence Disabilities Team (LIDT) promotes collaboration among parents, students, and educators to ensure students with low incidence disabilities and their families have the necessary services available for success.


About Low Incidence Disabilities

The Low Incidence Disabilities Team provides direct services, consultative services, technical support, parent training, classroom consultation, and professional development opportunities. The following are resources that may be provided by the LIDT:

  • Individualized student support and intervention
  • On-site technical assistance
  • In-service delivery, development and implementation
  • Assessment
  • Individual Educational Program development
  • Staff development

The Low Incidence Disabilities Team is comprised of administration, teachers, counselors, and interpreter specialists. This transdisciplinary team has a wide variety of experiences and promotes a cooperative and collaborative model of support.

The school site team determines the need for additional assistance in solving challenges related to meeting the needs of their students. The school site team may include:

  • Administration
  • Regular Education Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Parents
  • Other Appropriate Building Staff
  • Related Services Staff, i.e. School Nurse, School Psychologist, Speech/Language Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, School Social Worker, etc

The school site team may submit a referral for services from the Low Incidence Disabilities Team. This resource is available for students with a low incidence disability. 

In the Clark County School District, Low Incidence Disabilities include:

Deaf/Hard of Hearing

The Low Incidence Disabilities Deaf/Hard of Hearing area supports students by providing such supports as Sign Language Interpreters, Itinerant Teachers and Counselors for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, as well as, technical support to administration and classroom teachers. Center Based Programs in the Clark County School District use Total Communication or Auditory-Oral Methodology of instruction.


Physically Challenged

Low Incidence staffs Itinerant Teachers for Orthopedically Impaired students to help provide; consultation to administrators, teachers, staff, and parents, consultation for service design and implementation in the Least Restrictive Environment, collaboration with Assistive Technology Services, traveling Partners Wheelchair Training, Disability Awareness Training, as well as, collaboration with the IEP team to help create appropriate goals and benchmarks, student schedules, positive peer interactions, and necessary accommodations.


Vision Services

The Low Incidence Disabilities Vision Services’ Team provides specially designed instruction, related services, accessible materials such as Braille, large print, electronic texts, audio books and other technology to meet the needs of students who are Blind or visually impaired. Teachers of the Visually Impaired specialize in the instruction of the general and expanded core curriculum including compensatory and functional skills. Orientation and Mobility Specialists promote students’ systematic orientation to and safe movement within their environments in school, home, and community. The Counselor of the Blind and Visually Impaired guides students in the development of social, self-advocacy, problem solving, and goal setting skills. The Vision Services’ Team collaborates with teachers, specialists, support staff, parents and administrators to best serve students with vision impairments and promote their independence in the educational setting.