Special Education

Westview is one of six elementary schools in the district that houses a Communication Interaction Program (CIP). Students spending time in the CIP program typically have learning needs aligned with individuals with high functioning autism. The students receiving services through the CIP program are most commonly on the very mild end of the autism spectrum. ISD 196 has other programming options in different elementary schools for students that have more complex needs on the autism spectrum.

Most of the students that receive services from the CIP program at Westview spend a portion of their school day with their general education class, and spend the remaining portions of the school day receiving specialized instruction for academics, speech-language skills, and social skills development. Westview has three CIP classrooms serving students in kindergarten through 5th grade. There are paraprofessional staff members who support students in a variety of ways.

The students are all working on the same general education curriculum and academic standards as in the general education setting; however the setting is individualized to reduce sensory distracters, provide increased opportunities for hands-on and interactive learning activities, provide intensive social skill instruction, and to customize the pace of instruction to suit the student’s needs. Westview Elementary has had the pleasure of housing a Communication Interaction Program for over fifteen years.

Call 651-683-6969, then select the voice mail (vm) # below to leave a message.

Ms. Schimenek

CIP

vm 94217

Mrs. Pagel

CIP

vm 93905

Ms. Logan

CIP

vm 94227

Mrs. Blaszczak

Adapted

Phy. Ed.

vm 92299

Mrs. Larson

Deaf Hard of Hearing Teacher

vm 30677

Ms. Spurr

School Psychologist

vm 93946

Mrs. Dorendorf

Resource,

Tier III

vm 92334

Mrs. Driscoll

Resource

vm 93697

Mrs. Flaherty

Resource

vm 94225

Mrs. Guglielmo

Resource

vm 94221

Mrs. Kuzma

Speech / Language

vm 92826

Ms. Skahan

Speech / Language

vm 94214

Westview Elementary School, 225 Garden View Drive, Apple Valley, Minnesota, Phone: 952-431-8380

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