ESS - Autism, OT, PT and Vision services

Autism Support

OSD contracts with Willamette Education Service District (WESD) for the services of an Autism Specialist to assist with assessing students with suspected autism disorders and to provide educational and behavioral recommendations for these students.

For more information, please contact:


Ms. Tina Gearhart


Occupational and Physical Therapy

OSD purchases the evaluation and consultation services of a licensed Physical Therapist (PT).  When an evaluation is requested, a therapist conducts the assessment and then makes a report regarding ongoing therapy recommendations. The therapy, if warranted, is provided at OSD.


A part-time licensed Occupational Therapist (OT) provides occupational therapy.  Students in question are evaluated and recommendations are made for ongoing therapy.  In addition to individual therapy, the OT provides some in-class observation and group work, consults with staff and works directly with them on adapting the academic program to meet the needs of the students. The OT also makes recommendations for assistive technology and devices for students to enhance their ability to participate in the classroom.


For more information, please contact:


Ms. Beth Fertig


Vision Services

Vision services are provided for students who are deaf/blind.  The vision specialist works with the student to meet the goals in the IEP.  Goals can include things such as:  orientation and mobility, guided sight, how to use a cane, navigating safely over ground, etc. 


For more information, please contact:


Ms. Susan Duncan,  Vision Specialist