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Special Education Programs

Related Services (K-12)

Designed for students who need educationally related therapies including; speech/language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, adapted physical education, or counseling. Related services may be provided to students from 1 to 5 times per week and are generally provided in 30-minute increments.

 

Indirect Consultant Teacher Services (K-12)

A Special Education Teacher provides consultation to general education teacher(s) of specified subjects for a minimum of 2 hours per week regarding the student’s needs for instructional modifications, classroom accommodations and test accommodations related to their disability.  This program is designed for students with a low level of academic or behavior support needs. Teaching Assistants often work with the Special Education Consultant Teacher and Regular Education Teacher to support the child in general education classes. K-12.

 

Direct Consultant Teacher Services (K-12)

A Special Education Teacher provides instruction to students and/or consultation to general education teacher(s) directly in the specified regular education class(es) for a minimum of 2 hours per week regarding the student’s needs for instructional modifications, classroom accommodations and test accommodations related to their disability.  This program is designed for students with a moderate level of academic or behavior support needs. Teaching Assistants often work with the Special Education Consultant Teacher and Regular Education Teacher to support the child as well.

 

Instructional Support Program (9-12)

Specialized instruction, taught by a Special Education Teacher outside of the general education program, using curriculum designed to remediate weak areas and supplement mainstream instruction. Instructional Support periods may provide students an opportunity for review, repetition or re-teaching of concepts presented in the mainstream classroom.  The special education teacher may also assist the student in developing organizational skills and test preparation strategies as per a student’s individualized goals. Teacher Assistant support may be provided in mainstream classes as needed. May be combined with Consultant Teacher Services, either Direct or Indirect. This program is designed to meet the needs of students with significant academic weaknesses that cannot be addressed with Academic Intervention Services or Consultant Teacher Services alone.

 

Primary Instruction (6-12)

Specialized instruction, taught by a Special Education Teacher outside of the general education program, using materials and techniques designed to teach Regents level curriculum at the High School and Regents level preparation curriculum at the Middle School. Students may receive instruction in English Language Arts, Reading, Math and/or Social Studies for 40 minutes per day in each subject in the Primary Instruction program. May be combined with Consultant Teacher Services, either Direct or Indirect. This program is designed to meet the needs of students with significant academic weaknesses who would not benefit from instruction in a general education class even with Consultant Teacher Services and/or Instructional Support Program.

 

Communication Skills Class (K-5)

Specialized instruction, taught by a Special Education Teacher outside of the general education program, for 6 hours per day in all academic subjects. This program is designed to meet the needs of students with very significant academic, language and/or behavior management needs due to cognitive or sensory factors, which affect progress in all areas. Students may mainstream for part of the day for social interaction or academic instruction as specified in the IEP.

 

Academic Skills Development (6-8)

Specialized instruction, taught by a Special Education Teacher outside of the general education program, for 6 hours per day in all academic subjects combined with job coaching and cooperative work experience component. This program is designed to meet the needs of students with very significant academic weaknesses in all areas that would not benefit from instruction in a general education class.  Many of the students in this class go on to the high school Life Skills Class with a job coaching component.

 

Life Skills (9-12)

Specialized instruction, taught by a Special Education Teacher outside of the general education program, for 6 hours per day in all academic subjects combined with job coaching and cooperative work experience component. This program is designed to meet the needs of students with very significant academic weaknesses in all areas and who would not benefit from instruction in a general education class.

 

Transitions Program (3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

Specialized instruction, taught by a Special Education Teacher partially in regular education classes and partially outside of the regular education program, for designated subjects and times per day. This program is designed to meet the needs of students with significant behavior, social or emotional needs who would not benefit from instruction in a general education class without a high level of support.

 

Transitions Intensive Program (K-2)

This program offers specialized academic instruction in all areas, with a focus on positive behavior and social skill training, for 6 hours per day. For students with very significant behavior management needs that affect learning in all areas.