Welcome to LCNCK
Special Education Services for Concordia, Clifton/Clyde, Republic Co., Pike Valley, Washington
The LCNCK office is located at 219 West 7th Street, Concordia, KS 66901. LCNCK office staff can be reached either by phone, 785-243-3294, Toll Free 877-493-8231, Fax 785-243-8822 or email.
The Special Education Cooperative supports five participating unified school districts over three
counties. The counties include Cloud, Republic, Washington. LCNCK provides a range of support services for students with exceptionalities, aged 3 to 21.
v The Cooperative supports member districts in screening and identifying students with exceptionalities and in providing appropriate educational supports in the least restrictive environment.
v Professionals employed by LCNCK include Psychologists, Speech Clinicians, Early Childhood Teachers, Interrelated Teachers, Gifted Facilitators, Adapted PE Teachers, Occupational and Physical Therapists. Paraeducators are also employed to help support children with educational needs.
The following school districts are members of LCNCK
LCNCK Support Services
v Speech/Language Clinician:
Provides a related service through the identification of students with speech and language disorders; the diagnosis and appraisal of specific speech and language disorders; the provisions of speech and language services for the therapy or prevention of communicative disorders; and the counseling and guidance of parents, students, and teachers regarding speech and language disorders
v Early Childhood Special Education Teacher:
Provides a special education service through the identification of children with special needs at the early childhood level; the provision of early childhood special education services; and the counseling and guidance of parents, teachers, administrators and other EC service providers regarding early childhood special education services
v Occupational Therapist:
Provide a related service for the remediation, restoration, or compensation for functions lost through illness or injury; the adaptation or modification of materials or equipment to give a student increased independence; the prevention of initial or additional deformity or disability through early intervention and programming; and the improvement of ability to perform tasks for independent functioning when functions are impaired or lost
v Physical Therapist:
Provides a related service for the assessment of children and youth whose physical disability, motor deficit, and or developmental delay interfere with the learning processes and physical management of the school environment; the consultation and treatment of identified children and youth which may include training of developmental motor skills, ambulation and gait training, postural awareness, use of wheelchair, orthoses (braces), and other assistive devices
v Interrelated Teacher:
Provides special education services to exceptional children. The major role of the teacher shall be to support the student in the least restrictive environment by collaborating in providing instruction and to provide consultation to the regular education teachers
Assists in the provision of special education and related services. Although paraeducators are employed and assigned to a professional, paraeducators are expected to work with teams of educators to provide support services for students
v Gifted Facilitator:
Provides individual or small group instruction for students identified as gifted. Gifted Facilitators support children with exceptionalities in the general education curriculum in consultation to support students in the least restrictive environment. Facilitators assess students to assist in determining student performance and appropriate services
v School Psychologist:
Works with students in early childhood and elementary and secondary schools. They collaborate with teachers, parents, and school personnel to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments for all students. School psychologists address students’ learning and behavioral problems, suggest improvements to classroom management strategies or parenting techniques, and evaluate students with disabilities and gifted and talented students to help determine the best way to educate them
v Adapted Physical Education Teacher:
Conduct diversified programs of developmental activities, games, sports and rhythms suited to the needs, interests, capacities, and limitations of students with disabilities who may not safely or successfully engage in unrestricted participation in the vigorous activities of the general physical education program or a modified program in a regular class
v Visual Impaired:
Teaches subjects and daily living skills to visually impaired students: Instructs students in reading and writing, using magnification equipment and large print material or braille system. Confers with parents, administrator, testing specialists, social worker, and others to develop individual educational program for students. Plans curriculum and prepares lessons and other instructional materials, according to grade level of students. Transcribes lessons and other materials into braille for blind students or large print for low vision students. Reviews and corrects completed assignments, using such aids as braille writer, slate and stylus, or computer.
The district is an equal opportunity employer and shall not discriminate in its employment practices and policies with respect to hiring, compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of an individual’s race, color, religion, sex, age, disability or national origin.
Inquiries regarding compliance may be directed to Superintendent, 217 W 7th St, Concordia, KS 66901-2803, (785) 243-3518 or to:
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission OR KS Human Rights Commission OR United States Depart. of Education
400 State Ave., 9th Floor 900 SW Jackson, Suite 568-S Office for Civil Rights
Kansas City, KS 66101 Topeka, KS 66612-1258 8930 Ward Parkway, Suite 2037
(913) 551-5655 (785) 296-3206 Kansas City, Missouri 64114-3302