Learning Center at North Norwood

The Hamilton County ESC Learning Center at North Norwood is a public separate school for students with disabilities specializing in intensive supports for students with behavioral and/or mental health needs. An interdisciplinary approach provides a team of professionals working with the student and his/her family and community-support systems in building effective academic and social/behavioral strategies needed to be successful in his/her most natural educational and community setting.

Services provided:

  • Provide a link in the continuum of services for students with disabilities experiencing behavioral and/or mental health needs
  • Facilitate collaboration between families, schools, and community-support systems in addressing students’ behavioral and/or mental health needs, including assisting in the connection of students to mental health services
  • Unique courses including: Rock and Roll Academy, Music Industry Leadership, and Career Credentialing Programs
  • Provide a structured behavioral-support program including: school-wide Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports (PBIS) – Daily instruction in social skills; instruction in affective education and communication skills; small-group interventions for students demonstrating common behavioral needs (e.g., group work, conflict resolution); intensive, individualized interventions utilizing the processes of functional behavioral assessment and behavioral intervention planning
  • Provide a highly-structured academic program delivered by Highly-Qualified Teachers and utilizing the principles of differentiated instruction
  • Provide nursing, school psychological, school counseling, occupational therapy, speech-language, and work study/transition coordinator services based upon students’ needs and as directed by their IEPs
  • Facilitate the provision of other related services as directed by student IEPs
  • Assist districts in meeting the requirements of federal, state, and local special education directives

Melissa Heitzman
513.396.5943
melissa.heitzman@hcesc.org

Joseph Newman
513.396.5945
joseph.newman@hcesc.org