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NOCAC Head Start staff will implement special interventions, as needed, based on the individual needs of the child, by making necessary modifications and providing specialized adaptive equipment.


  1. Staff will provide a written request for adaptive equipment in their classroom to the Mental Health/Behavior Specialist
    1. Request will include
      1. Child’s name and DOB
      2. Site/Classroom
      3. Adaptive equipment they are requesting
      4. Reason for request (behaviors occurring)
      5. How equipment will be used to assist challenging behaviors
      6. Estimated duration of equipment use
  2. The Mental Health/Behavior Specialist will consult with the Disabilities/Intervention Coordinator and other service providers who are currently working with the child to determine needs and strengths.
  3. If need is determined appropriate, parental involvement and awareness will be facilitated by the MH/B Specialist.
    1. No adaptive equipment will be made available without consent of parents.
  4. With parent consent, Adaptive Equipment Plan will be completed
  5. The MH/B Specialist will make classroom visits to monitor ongoing needs and provide consultation with the classroom staff and parents.

Forms and Additional Guidance:

This policy complies with the following

Head Start Program Performance Standard:    
ODJFS Child Care Manual:    
CACFP Regulation:    
Caring for Our Children:    
Other Sources:    


Effective Date:   8/17/18 Reviewed Date:    
Approved By Policy Council:   8/17/18 Revision Approved By Policy Council: