P of Services A to Z
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The parent mentor provides direct support to parents, students, and school districts in a variety of ways. A few of the services provided by the parent mentor include, but are not limited to:
PaTTAN Videoconference, Teleconference, & Webcast Downlink Site
CCIU offers its facilities as a downlink site for PaTTAN videoconferences, teleconferences, and webinars that are broadcast across the state. Participants can sign up on PaTTAN’s Web site to attend a broadcast that is being shown via CCIU. PaTTAN can be accessed at http://pattan.net.
Practical Nursing Program
The Practical Nursing Program is a post-secondary program that prepares students for the NCLEX-PN licensing exam.
This program includes 1,635 hours of instruction for students who have graduated from high school or completed their GED and who meet the minimum standard for admission on a nursing entrance test. The program has an excellent reputation throughout the county and consistently boasts 95% job placement for graduates seeking employment and 95.95% first time NCLEX PN pass rates between January 10, 2011 and December 31, 2011.
The Practical Nursing Program is offered at the Chester County Technical College High School Brandywine Campus in Downingtown and the Chester County Technical College High School Pennock’s Bridge in West Grove. Day and evening options are available.
Class options include:
The Practical Nursing Program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.
Preschool Special Education Services
Preschool special education services provide learning experiences for children with developmental delays in the areas of speech and language, cognition, social behavior, and fine and gross motor skills. Classroom instruction, itinerant services, and related services are provided for children with disabilities, aged three to five years old.
Programming is provided to eligible children based on the the Individualized Education Plan. Preschool special education services may be provided at the request of a school district.
The primary goal is to provide a continuum of high quality developmentally appropriate, data driven individualized educational program to eligible young children in least-restrictive environment to reduce a need for intervention, foster independence, and empower families to enhance their child's learning.
The instructional program includes the following five areas:
Related services provided as determined by student's IEP may include:
Health and support services provided in the basic program include:
Project SEARCH at Phoenixville Hospital is a collaborative project funded by the PA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) in conjunction with Phoenixville Hospital and KenCrest Services that provides students with a one-year, employment-focused transition program.
Students who are OVR-eligible and have completed all credit requirements for graduation by June of the preceding year or who will be in their 13th year or higher during the upcoming school year and are graduating based on IEP goals are eligible for consideration by the SEARCH Selection Committee.
Priority will be given to students from districts and charter schools in geographic proximity to the hospital, which include: Great Valley, Owen J. Roberts and Phoenixville Area. Students from Tredyffrin/Easttown, West Chester Area and Downingtown Area School Districts will also be considered. Students from approved private schools will be considered, but all referrals must come through the student’s district of residence.
In addition to focusing on developing marketable employability skills, the project will assist students and families in exploring and utilizing public and para-transit systems to the extent possible.
This program provides education and training for adjudicated youth at the Chester County Prison.
Professional Development Consultants
Consultants provide high quality, job-specific professional development in areas where specialized training may not be available. These areas include, but are not limited to, science, math, literacy, and instructional delivery.
Program Development and Support Services
Program development and support services are coordinated to aid school districts in their efforts to integrate technology into the classroom. Listed below is a sampling of the programs/services provided:
Psychiatric Consultation and Evaluation
Psychiatric consultation services include diagnostic and consultative intervention services for students, aged three to 21 years old, enrolled in regular and/or special education programs. Services are provided by licensed child psychiatrists.
Psychological Counseling and Consultation
The intermediate unit assists school districts in providing psychological counseling to students.
Technical and direct service assistance is offered to districts as listed below:
Public Relations Consultation
The Public Relations department is available to assist school districts in developing and implementing plans, projects and programs that enhance internal and external communications. Consulting services are available for special events planning. In addition, the public relations department provides production services including: