About Woodland Special Education

Special Education programs are set up for students who qualify for service in the areas of learning disabilities, speech and language, adaptive physical education, occupational therapy, physical therapy and emotional/behavioral disorders.

Students may be referred for Special Education by parents, classroom teachers, Special Education staff, outside agencies already serving the child or by the child him/herself. To receive Special Education, a student must meet strict ISD 196 entrance criteria and be unable to succeed in his/her classroom without support.

Once identified, the student receives an appropriate, individually designed program which may be in the neighborhood school or a center-based site, depending on the student's needs. Transportation to District programs is provided by ISD 196.

Parents are essential members of the Child Study Team and will be involved in all decisions regarding the Individual Educational Plan (IEP) for their child.