Direct Services

Southeast Area Cooperative offers a variety of services to the school districts it serves. Click on the links below to find out more about our direct services.

Indirect Services

  • Administrative Services
  • Fiscal Group Purchasing
  • Consulting/curriculum services
  • Medicaid Payment Services
  • SILDL
  • Triennial Needs Assessment
  • Special Education Referral Guidelines

Adapted Physical Education

Ann Gilbert and Lisa Schmitz are our Adapted Physical Education teachers. What is Adapted Physical Education? Adapted physical education is physical education which has been adapted or modified, so that it is as appropriate for the person with a disability as it is for a person without a disability.  Federal law mandates that physical education …

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Administration

Southeast Area Cooperative has three main administrative staff members. Patricia West is the Interim Director. Cheryl Johnson is our Business Manager. Tali Vander Stouwe is the Administrative Assistant.  

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Autism Services

DEFINITION OF AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability that typically first appears during the first three years of life, but may not become fully manifest until later in life, when social communication demands are greater.   Autism Spectrum Disorder is identified by a pattern of deficits, including difficulty with social …

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Medicaid Payments Service

Southeast Area Cooperative provides Medicaid billing services to area schools. Speech, occupational and physical therapy services, as well as nursing services and psychological evaluations, are billed for Medicaid eligible students. Medicaid funds are reimbursed to each individual school. FREE MEDICAL INSURANCE COVERAGE The State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), expands the State Medicaid program to specifically serve low-income …

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Preschool Services

Preschool Services to Children with Disabilities are available on a schedule basis to member school districts. Some programs are provided in collaboration with Headstart. An annual screening of all preschool children is conducted by the Cooperative on-site in each school district. The screening process is directed by the preschool instructors and attempts to identify children in need of special assistance. …

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School Psychological Services

School psychological services are available on a scheduled basis to member school districts. Students are referred for services by parents or teachers. The services of the school psychologist range from a direct influence on the student, to an indirect influence on the student. The five categories of services are: Counseling/Therapy; Psycho-educational Assessment; Consultative Child Study; In-service; and Research.

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SILDL

The Southeast Interactive Long Distance Learning consortium (SILDL) is a unique cooperative distance learning project involving rural K-12 school districts and Mount Marty College all located in Eastern South Dakota. Consortium’s Mission The mission of the Southeast Interactive Long Distance Learning project is to work collaboratively with schools, health organizations and communities to improve learning …

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Southeast Birth to Three Connections

Southeast Birth to Three Connections serves the counties of Clay, Lincoln, Union, and Yankton. Julie Fox, Holly Neth, and Lisa Kolb are the Service Coordinators who work to help families access services for infants and toddlers with developmental delays and also for related family needs. The purpose and goals of Southeast Birth to Three Connections are: To develop, coordinate …

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Speech Language Services

Speech and Language services are provided by certified/licenses speech/language pathologists available at each school district in the cooperative.  The services of the speech/language pathologist have a direct influence on students.  A complete individual speech and language screening and evaluation is conducted in the school district.  From that screening, students are identified to be instructed in one or more of the …

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Therapy Services

Occupational and physical therapy services are provided to identified students in the Cooperative schools.  Katie Naslund and Amy Knippling are the physical therapists. Carol Zanter and Tonja Gilmore are the occupational therapists. What is School-Based Occupational/Physical Therapy? An Occupational or Physical Therapist is a trained health care professional that uses purposeful goal directed activities and task analysis to enable children …

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