TRUMBULL COUNTY EDUCATIONAL SERVICE CENTER'S
TRANSITIONAL ADJUSTMENT PROGRAM (TAP)
- TCESC's Transitional Adjustment Program serves six to 10 students per class whose behaviors are directed inward as a result of phobias, anxiety disorder, chronic depression or psychosis. TAP's purpose is to provide a transitional educational program for students whose emotional problems have prevented them from attending school daily. Students who exhibit hostility, aggression, acting out and/or conduct disorder behavior are not eligible for TAP.
- The program operates five days a week and follows a typical school day schedule.
- TAP's intensive counseling and instructional program focuses on moving the student from his/her previous home or hospital instruction back into the public school program.
- Students may be referred to the TAP program by the district and according to program procedures using the ED consultation team. Parents are encouraged to participate in all stages of planning. Guidance counselors and psychologists play a key role in the identification process.
- Two teachers trained in social-emotional behavior management are assigned to TAP. Classroom assistant assists with documentation and instruction as directed by the classroom teacher.
- Required subjects taught at TAP include: adapted physical education, English, government, history, language arts, math and science. Elective subjects taught at TAP include: typing 1, typing II, general business, economics, civics, art, psychology, independent living skills and career education.
- Valley Counseling Services provides group and individual counseling to students enrolled in the TAP program. TCESC provides related services such as speech and language therapy, work study, psychological services and others.
- The TAP classrooms are housed in Lordstown High School at 1824 Salt Springs Rd, Lordstown, Ohio. Community Busing Services provide student transportation to the classroom site.
- Lunch is provided by Lordstown Schools.
- TAP is available to the 20 Trumbull County school districts that participate in the Trumbull County ED cooperative program.