Deb Pfiefer- Special Education


Welcome to Mrs. Pfiefer's  Page. 
 I teach Special Education grades K-6. 

The Fosston Public Schools offers an array of services for students who qualify for specialized instruction.  The Special Education department works in tandem with the Area Special Education Cooperative (ASEC) to provide comprehensive educational services to students.

Students who, are in Kindergarten through 12th grade, and qualify for specialized instruction receive service(s) based on the need(s) identified through their assessment and Individual Education Program (IEP).  Various assessment tools are used to determine eligibility for specialized instruction.  The Federal and State government provides the mandates and rules that the MN Department of Education (MDE) and local districts are obligated to follow.  These mandates and rules ensure students are receiving a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  Following a comprehensive assessment the team develops an Individual Education Program (IEP) for the student who meets criteria under one of the following disability areas.

 Speech or Language Impairment                Specific Learning Disabilities

 Developmental Cognitive Disabilities          Emotional or Behavioral Disabilities

                                                        Severely Multiply Impaired                         Other Health Disability

                                                        Physically Impaired                                    Autism Spectrum Disorder

                                                        Deaf and Hard of Hearing                          Traumatic Brain Injury

                                                        Deaf/Blind                                                 Developmental Delay

                                                        Visually Impaired