Nichols provides high-quality education for all students, including those with disabilities (exceptional students). All individuals with disabilities have the right to receive a free and appropriate public education (FAPE). We provide special education instruction and services in accordance with the Federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Students with disabilities are placed in the least restrictive environment that meets their needs. In addition to academic support for students with IEPs, these students may also need and have access to auxiliary services such as speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and music therapy.


    Speech and Language Therapist

    • articulation
    • language
    • voice impairments
    • stuttering
    • swallowing
    • participate in IEP's

    Occupational Therapist

    • fine motor skills
    • gross motor skills
    • assessment, planning, and development
    • provide appropriate accommodations or interventions designed to enhance the students potential for learning to help students function independently

    Physical Therapist

    • adaptations
    • therapeutic interventions
    • functional mobility
    • screening, planning, interventions
    • participate in IEP's

    Music Therapist

    • relief of emotional and behavior issues
    • help with anxiety
    • improve communication skills
    • assist with sensory issues