​Severely Multiply Disabled

​Placer County Office of Education Mission Statement

The Placer County Office of Education provides successful educational programs designed to educate a wide variety of students with diverse needs, birth through adult.

​Student Services Mission Statement

To increase achievement through rigorous and meaningful instruction to all students.

​Program Overview

The Placer County Office of Education Severe Multiple Disabilities (SMD) program is a specifically designed instructional program for students who are medically fragile and/or severely medically disabled. Students must be referred by their district of residence. For additional assistance, contact the Placer County SELPA at 530.886.5873.

There are currently programs located in Roseville and Newcastle, serving students preschool through 22 years of age. The program relies on a highly trained staff of professionals and paraprofessionals working collaboratively with Designated Instructional Service Providers, parents and outside agencies to provide a comprehensive program to students with SMD.

​Program Components

  • Developmentally appropriate functional curriculum aligned to the Common Core Standards
  • The curriculum aligns functional skills with the standards while allowing for the unique developmental and sometimes medical needs of the students
  • Student goals and objectives are developed jointly by parent and school staff at IEP meetings. These goals and objectives are the focus of staff as they develop activities to support goals and chart student progress
  • Students receive formal progress reports based in their IEP goals following their school calendar
  • Teachers and parents share information about the student through communication logs which are sent home daily. Additional information is also communicated by way of phone or e-mail
  • Students are provided specifically designed curriculum delivered by staff trained to modify instruction on the basis of the student's unique physical, medical and learning needs
  • Each classroom is staff with a teacher, credentialed by the State of California to teacher students with severe disabilities and instructional assistants

​Support Services

  • Support Services, as designated by the students Individual Educational Program (IEP), are provided in the school and/or community settings and may include:
  • Speech-Language Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • School Psychologist
  • School Nurse
  • Orthopedic Impairment Specialist
  • Assistive Technology
  • Visual Impairment Services
  • Orientation and Mobility
  • Adapted Physical Education