Special Education

Special Education Vision

To provide an effective and inclusive educational experience for staff, families, and learners in an atmosphere where differences are accepted, valued, and supported by the larger education system and its community partners

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Resource Model

This program provides services for full day kindergarten through grade 5. Students needing special education support receive services as determined by their individual education program. Various models are used to meet the needs of students and include: instruction in a small group resource room setting, team teaching with general education staff, and collaborative classes and consultative services. Services are provided using a multidisability team model.


This program provides services for full day kindergarten through grade 5. The plan developed for each student focuses on functional, academic, communication, social interaction, behavioral, environmental and sensory strengths and needs.

Speech/Language Pathology

Educational Speech/Language Pathology provides eligible students with direct and indirect services related to communication disabilities in areas of: voice, articulation, language, and fluency.

Occupational Therapy

Educational Occupational Therapy is a related service that provides support for students with special education services. Services are provided to support goals and objectives on the individual education plan using several models:

  1. Individualized or small groups for related therapeutic services
  2. Consultation with regular and/or special education teacher
  3. Support provision of assistive technology

Developmental Adaptive Physical Education (DAPE)

Developmental Adapted Physical Education provides eligible students with supports needed to participate safely and successfully in the regular physical education program. Services are provided when appropriate using several models:

  1. Teaming with the regular physical education teachers.
  2. Individualized instruction in small groups to pre-teach and/or follow-up to regular class instruction.
  3. Consultation with regular physical education teacher.

Social Work

Social Work is a related service that is used along with other primary special education services.

School Psychology

School Psychology provides evaluation and related services to students who are struggling academically, socially, and/or emotionally. Consultation is provided to parents and teachers regarding interventions. Crisis support is available as needed.