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Special Education

The East Muskingum Local School District offers a comprehensive Special Education Program that includes:

  • Special Education services in all six buildings. These services include speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy as well as intervention specialist services for all categories of disabilities.
  • Six county cooperative classes for students with multiple disabilities: one at L.M.I.S., one at Perry Elementary, two at J.G.H.S., one at E.M.M.S and one at M.V.E.S.C. serve students from all five districts in Muskingum County. For further information on multiple disabilities classes call 452-4518.
  • Over 275 students were served in various special programs.
  • Center-based classes for pre-school children are housed at all three elementaries. These classes serve typically developing children as well as those with special needs and are operated by the Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center-County Connections. for further pre-school information call 452-4518.
  • The special education staff includes 17 intervention specialists, 2 speech therapists and 13 paraprofessionals.
Every school district has the responsibility of seeking out and identifying children in need of special education services. Although school-age children are identified through each building’s intervention assistance team and referral process, parents of children not yet enrolled who reside within the East Muskingum Local School District’s boundaries may not be aware that services are available.
What does a disability mean?

  • For ages birth to 3 - an established condition known to result in delay or a developmental delay.
  • For ages 3-5 - a documented deficit in one or more of the following developmental areas: communication, vision, hearing, motor skills, social/emotional/behavioral functioning, self-help skills and cognitive skills.
  • For ages 5-21 - identification of one or more of the following conditions: autism, hearing impairment including deafness, mental retardation, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, emotional disturbance, specific learning disabilities, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury and/or visual impairment including blindness. 
If you suspect that your child may have a disability, please contact:
Mike House, Special Education Director
Phone: (740) 826-7655
Fax: (740) 826-7194
Email: [email protected]