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Special Education Programs

East Greenbush Central School District offers a variety of special education programs to meet the needs of all learners.
 

  • Indirect Consultant Teacher Services
    • Offered at all schools
    • 20:1 ratio
    • In specified General Education classes
    • Special education teacher provides consultation to general education teacher(s) of specified subjects for a minimum of 2 hours per week, total for all classes, which can include Direct Consultant Teacher Services minutes. Does not include minutes of support that are provided by a Teaching Assistant.
    • For students with a low level of academic or behavior support needs.
  • Direct Consultant Teacher Services
    • Offered at all schools
    • 20:1 ratio
    • In specified General Education classes
    • Special education teacher provides instructional modifications directly in specified general education classes for a minimum of 2 hours per week, total for all classes, which can include Indirect Consultant Teacher Services minutes. Does not include minutes of support that are provided by a Teaching Assistant.
    • For students with a moderate level of academic or behavior support needs.
  • Instructional Support Program
    • Columbia and Goff
    • A “Program Modification” in the IEP
    • Supplemental support using curriculum and specialized instruction designed to remediate weak areas and supplement mainstream instruction. Replaces a general study hall in the student’s schedule. May be combined with Consultant Teacher Services, either Direct or Indirect.
    • For students with significant academic weaknesses that cannot be remediated with Academic Intervention Services or Consultant Teacher Services alone.
  • Academic Skills/Transitions Program
    • Columbia
    • 15:1:1 ratio
    • Out of general education – Special Class
    • Specialized instruction for Regents Diploma credit in English, Math, Science and Social Studies (IEP must specify each subject) for 40 minutes per day per subject.. The focus is on building positive behavior, social interactions and academic success.
    • For students with significant academic and social/emotional weaknesses who would not benefit from instruction in general education even with Consultant Teacher Services and/or Instructional Support Program.
  • Curriculum Equivalent (formerly known as Primary Instruction)
    • Columbia
    • 15:1 ratio
    • Out of general education – Special Class
    • Specialized instruction for Regents Diploma credit in English, Math, or Social Studies (IEP must specify each subject) for 40 minutes per day per subject.
    • For students with significant academic weaknesses who would not benefit from instruction in general education even with Consultant Teacher Services and/or Instructional Support Program. Standard scores 80 or below.
  • Special Class Life Skills
    • Columbia
    • 12:1:1 ratio
    • Out of general education – Special Class
    • Specialized academic instruction for up to 6 hours per day in all academic subjects combined with job coaching and cooperative work experience component.
    • For students with very significant academic weaknesses in all areas.
  • Primary Instruction Math
    • Goff
    • 15:1 ratio
    • Out of general education – Special Class
    • Specialized academic instruction in Math for 40 minutes per day. Students may also require Consultant Teacher Services or Primary Instruction in other subjects.
    • For students with significant academic weaknesses in the area of Math who would not benefit from instruction in general education even with Consultant Teacher Services and/or Academic Intervention Services. Students should be functioning at SS of 80 or below and have not been successful in mainstream Math with Consultant Teacher Services previously.
  • Primary Instruction ELA
    • Goff
    • 15:1 ratio
    • Out of general education – Special Class
    • Specialized academic instruction in ELA for 80 minutes per day. Students generally receive Speech Therapy as well and may also require Consultant Teacher Services or Primary Instruction in other subjects.
    • For students with significant academic weaknesses in Reading, Writing, or language development who would not benefit from instruction in general education even with Consultant Teacher Services and/or Academic Intervention Services. Students should have receptive/expressive language and reading or writing delays at SS of 80 or below and have not been successful in mainstream with Consultant Teacher Services previously.
  • Academic Skills Development
    • Goff
    • 12:1:1 ratio
    • Out of general education – Special Class
    • Specialized academic instruction in all areas, for up to 6 hours per day, combined with job coaching and cooperative work experience component in Goff Middle School. Students may participate in mainstream subjects for specials or specific academic classes with support from the class Teaching Assistant or Consultant Teacher Services as specified in the IEP.
    • For students with very significant academic weaknesses in all areas and borderline to mild ID cognitive development (SS 50 – 75).
  • Transitions
    • Goff
    • 12:1:2 ratio
    • Out of general education – Special Class
    • Specialized academic instruction in English, Reading, Math, Science or Social Studies (IEP must specify each subject) for 40 minutes per day per subject. The focus is on building positive behavior, social interactions and academic success. Students receive Teaching Assistant support from the Transitions program staff while in the mainstream.
    • For students with significant behavior management needs that cannot be accommodated in a mainstream setting without support.
  • Integrated Co-Teaching
    • Bell Top, DPS, Genet, Green Meadow, Red Mill
    • In specified General Education classes
    • Special education teacher co-teaches with the regular education teacher in general education classes.
    • For students with a moderate level of academic or behavior support needs.
  • Communication Skills (Grades 3-5)
    • Red Mill
    • 12:1:2 ratio
    • Out of general education – Special Class
    • Specialized academic instruction in all areas, for 6 hours per day.Students may mainstream for part of the day for social interaction or academic instruction as specified in the IEP.
    • For students with very significant academic, language and/or behavior management needs due to cognitive or sensory factors, which affect progress in all areas.
  • Communication Skills (K-2)
    • DPS
    • 12:1:2 ratio
    • Out of general education – Special Class
    • Specialized academic instruction in all areas, for 6 hours per day. Students may mainstream for part of the day for social interaction or academic instruction as specified in the IEP.
    • For students with very significant academic, language and/or behavior management needs due to cognitive or sensory factors, which affect progress in all areas.
  • Language Concepts (K-2 and 3-4)
    • Genet
    • 12:1:2 ratio
    • Out of general education – Special Class
    • Specialized academic instruction in all areas, for up to 6 hours per day. Students may mainstream for part of the day for social interaction or academic instruction as specified in the IEP. For grades 3 – 5.
    • For students with moderate academic, language and/or behavior management needs due to cognitive, language or sensory factors, which affect progress in all areas.
  • Language Concepts (Grades 3-5)
    • Bell Top
    • 12:1:2 ratio
    • Out of general education – Special Class
    • Specialized academic instruction in all areas, for up to 6 hours per day. Students may mainstream for part of the day for social interaction or academic instruction as specified in the IEP. For grades 3 – 5.
    • For students with moderate academic, language and/or behavior management needs due to cognitive, language or sensory factors, which affect progress in all areas.
  • Transitions
    • Green Meadow
    • 12:1:3 ratio
    • Out of general education – Special Class
    • Specialized academic instruction in all areas, for 6 hours per day. The focus is on building positive behavior, social interactions and academic success. Students may mainstream for part of the day for social interaction or academic instruction as specified in the IEP.
    • For students with significant behavior management needs that cannot be accommodated in a mainstream setting.
  • Transitions Intensive
    • Green Meadow
    • 8:1:2 ratio
    • Out of general education –Special Class
    • 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.