Valley Middle School
Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant
The Department of Student Personnel and Special Services houses programs for
students who require unique learning opportunities and instruction. Our
special education, occupational and physical therapies, English As A Second
Language, Public Law 504, gifted and talented, speech and language, and
school guidance programs comprise Department offerings.
To accommodate the special needs of students, the District has a pre-school
handicapped program for children between the ages of three and five years
who are experiencing developmental delays that may interfere with their
learning. For students from kindergarten through eighth grade, resource
center programs, self-contained classrooms, and in-class support are
available to provide students with specialized instruction.
The Department of Student Personnel and Special Services is coordinated by a
Director who supervises the District's Child Study Team and all Department
staff. The Child Study Team, comprised of a school psychologist, learning
disabilities teacher consultants, and a social worker, works together to
determine special needs and appropriate interventions. Referrals for
evaluation can be made by school staff, parents, medical, professional, and
Please know that The Oakland Public Schools do not discriminate on the basis
on gender, race, religion, age, national origin, or handicap in providing
educational programs or employment. Inquiries regarding anti-discrimination
laws relative to this Department should be raised with the Director.