Kindergarten - 8th grades
In Room 224, Special Education students receive support services for part of their school day. Support services include: direct instruction, inclusion facilitation, and consultation/collaboration. Instruction is based on individual goals and objectives, which are determined at Multidisciplinary Staff Conferences. Annual Reviews (IEP meetings) are conducted yearly to evaluate student progress and revise individual educational plans (IEPs).
Students who need intensive targeted instruction in order to be exposed to grade-level work in a particular subject may receive support in the Resource Room, where the special-education teacher works with a small group of students, using techniques that work more efficiently with a special-needs population. Being a special education resource teacher, I have the benefit of providing assistance where needed while the students remain generally in the mainstream.
Parents and educators know that children with special needs have gifts and talents—it’s just a matter of unleashing their full potential.