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Elementary Special Education Programs

Educational service delivery may include, but is not limited to:

Inclusion in the general education classrooms

Service delivery in EC Classrooms

  • Cross-Categorical Resource Classrooms
  • Functional Skills Classrooms
  • Individualized Behavioral Support
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy 
  • Speech/Language Services
  • Itinerant Services

 

The Elementary Special Education Program provides and oversees services for children grades kindergarten through fifth grade that experience a variety of disabilities.

Students eligible for special education must receive special education services in their "least restrictive environment." Under IDEA, school districts are required to maintain a full continuum of educational placement options for students.

The IEP team determines the educational placement for each student after thoughtful and careful data dialogue regarding the functional and academic needs of the student. 

 

Resource

The Elementary Resource program incorporates a variety of evidence-based teaching strategies and curricula options to facilitate academic instruction for students who have been identified for services by an IEP team. Inclusion opportunities utilizing the continuum of supports are available based on individual student needs.

Typically, resource students are included in the general education classrooms and receive special education support in the classroom or in a special education resource classroom for a portion of the day. EC teachers support students who need specially designed instruction so that students can access the general education curriculum. 

Functional Skills Classrooms

Functional Skills classrooms incorporate a variety of evidence-based teaching strategies and curricula to support students in developing functional academic, social, and independent living skills. These students typically require continuous care throughout the day provided by special education staff.

  • Student curriculum is highly individualized and utilizes specialized curriculum for academic progress.  Students in Functional Skills Classrooms follow the NC Extended Content Standards.
  • Self-help and adaptive living skills training are embedded throughout the day in various school settings.
  • Inclusion opportunities utilizing the continuum of supports are available based on student needs.
  • Students have the opportunities to access Art/Music, PE, Media Services and Technology with supervision from an EC teacher and paraprofessionals.
  • Students are typically on the non-diploma tract; students take the Alternate Assessment annually.

 

 

Cross-Categorical Classrooms

Cross-Categorical Classrooms incorporate a variety of evidence-based teaching strategies and curricula to facilitate academic instruction for students who are experiencing a significant delay in academic progress.

  • Inclusion opportunities utilizing the continuum of supports are available based on student’s needs.
  • Typically students require direct instruction in all areas of academics to make appropriate progress.
  • Students follow the core standards curriculum and supplemental curriculum is also introduced on an individual basis and is monitored for individual success.  IEP goals are also targeted throughout the day.
  • Social and behavioral skill instruction is integrated throughout the student's day.
  • Students access Art/Music, PE, Media Services and Technology.
  • These students are typically on the diploma track; students take the Standards Based Assessments annually but may require several approved accommodations.

 

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