- Chester County Intermediate Unit
- Services G-M
H of Services A to Z
Head Start provides developmentally appropriate early childhood services to children, aged three to five years old. Children receive free medical and dental screenings and nutritious meals and snacks. Head Start provides children with activities that help them grow mentally, socially, emotionally and physically. Centers are conveniently located in Coatesville, Downingtown, Jennersville, Kennett Square, Oxford, Phoenixville, and West Chester. Classes are half-day, Monday-Thursday. Funds are provided by the Department of Health and Human Services. The program aims to educate families to achieve sustainable and successful life skills. Over 446 children participate in the Head Start program each year.
Hearing Impaired Communication Classroom - Preschool Special Education
Supervisor, Special Education484-237-5223
The preschool classroom for children who are hearing impaired provides learning experiences in a language-rich environment for children three to five years of age. Programming is provided for eligible children as determined by the IEP team.
The primary goal of the program is to improve communication skills through spoken language and listening. Sign language support may be used as a bridge to oral language.
- Individual assessment and educational planning
- Learning outcomes based on the child’s needs
- Assistive technology
- Family service plan provided at parent’s request
- Parent training
The instructional program includes:
- Readiness skills
- Sign language support (as needed)
- Auditory skills
- Social skills
- Communication skills
- Language skills
Related services provided in the program include:
- Speech and language therapy
- Occupational and physical therapy
Health and support services provided in the basic program include:
- Psychological assessment and consultative services
- Service coordination
- Psychiatric consultation
Carolyn Muller, Ed.D.
Supervisor, Special Education484-237-5107
Supervisor, Special Education
Home & Community Services
Home & Community Services provides behavioral and mental health rehabilitation services (wraparound) to children and their families. Wraparound services offer an alternative to more restrictive intervention, such as an out-of-home placement.
H&CS strives to coordinate and enhance the natural supports and services for children diagnosed with behavioral and mental health disorders, including, but not limited to: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD).
Our services features:
- Anger management and conflict resolution techniques
- Applied Behavioral Analysis
- Behavior de-escalation, safety and crisis planning
- Behavior Specialist Consultant (BSC), Mobile Therapy (MT) and Therapeutic Staff support (TSS)
- Emotional support for the child and family
- Implementation of behavior plans
- Peer integration structuring
Technical Services Manager
Hosted Services provides a combination of traditional IT services over the Internet or other wide area networks (WANs). These include application and Web site hosting; infrastructure, applications, and security monitoring; e-mail; and, off-site data storage. Customers can consolidate their IT needs with Hosted Services for a predictable recurring fee. Hosted Services is able to keep costs low by delivering the same software and service to many customers simultaneously. Customers are charged on a subscription basis.